As soon as audiences walk through the door, they will be greeted with surreal, carnival-esque games before entering the tent for a dreamlike show, antique 16mm cartoons, virtuoso Klezmer music performed on the singing saw, unique narratives about dehydrated European cities and half-imagined children’s games from Julian Koster of Neutral Milk Hotel, a 12-foot snowman, and an array of mechanical musical contraptions like the 7-Foot Tall Metronome and Static the Singing Television.
We’ll be giving away a pair of tickets later this week. Stay tuned!
Like peering through the glass of a dusty super eight lens, Silver Ships gives the listener a glimpse into what once was. Full of heart, honesty and delicate craftsmanship each song melds rock and roll nostalgia with warm indie-folk sensibilities. Recorded in a home laboratory of analog relics, this earnest collection of songs is dappled with fuzzy vintage organs, irresistibly catchy pop hooks, sing-along harmonies, and melodramatic dirges. Written, recorded and produced by Silver Ships creator Chazz Bessette with production assistance from Kat Hernandez the album is truly a labor of love. For virtuosic multi-instrumentalist Bessette, who began playing in bands when he was very young and played nearly every instrument on the record, this body of work has been a lifetime coming.
Stay tuned for updates on the official release date of the album, coming sometime this summer. Get a preview of the album here.
So close - less than $1400 to go! Austin artist/musician SORNE has 41 hours to make his $15,000 Kickstarter goal. SORNE is one of our favorite local artists and we hope you will check out his video and consider supporting the project.
Some art from his upcoming album:
Crowd funding is an awesome way to sock it to the man and let the fans chose which artists make it to the top without the aide of labels and big corporations. Become a part of the next chapter and support local art! Ever dollar counts - if you can’t chip in right now you can still help out by sharing this link!
Talented singer/accordionist/toy pianist and quite possibly a real life disney princess, Eliza Rickman from San Francisco, has been doing a series of shows here in Austin as part of her current tour. Last week she played one of our shows at Frontier Bar with locals Dana Falconberry, Silver Ships and Technicolor Hearts. The photo above is from her performance at Frontier Bar. If you missed her other Austin shows, you still have two more chances to see her. Tour dates below, plus a track from her latest album which is on bandcamp now.
Tour Dates: Sun 9/16 Austin, TX: Whip In w/ The Susquehanna Hat Co Tue 9/18 Austin, TX: East Side Showroom Fri 10/05 Covington, LA: Sanctuary Illuminarie Sat 10/20 New Orleans, LA: The AllWays Lounge Mon 10/29 New Orleans, LA: The Mudlark Public Theatre Tue 10/30 New Orleans, LA: The Mudlark Public Theatre Thu 11/01 Huntsville, AL: Flying Monkey Arts Fri 11/02 Atlanta, GA: Bella Cucina Sat 11/03 Atlanta, GA: The Goat Farm Wed 11/07 St Louis, MO: Rue Lafayette Mon 11/12 Lexington, KY: Natasha’s Wed 11/14 Knoxville, TN: WDVX Blue Plate Special Thu 11/15 Chattanooga, TN: Barking Legs Theater Fri 11/16 Knoxville, TN: Morelock Music Sat 11/17 Knoxville, TN: Jason Childs’s House! Thu 11/29 Savannah, GA: Sentient Bean
The Circus Party is this Saturday! Have you got your tickets yet?
Below is a promo video put together by our friends Les Rav. Enjoy!
This is the schedule for the evening: 09:30 Bang Bang (queer punk variety show + aerialists, Norman, OK) 10:15 Technicolor Hearts (tour kickoff/EP release) 11:00 Minor Mishap Marching Band 12:00 Sorne, with The Woven Feet Dance Troupe 12:45 Les Rav (Lauren’s birthday!) 01:15 The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue
We will also have The Jezebelles, DJ Joseph Pearce, fire dancing, aerialists, tarot card readings, booths from Revival Fund, Eye in the Sky Collective, KTSW 89.9, Melissa Mccall Steampunk Jewelry, Diana Ogaard (gigibunnies), Alice Rabbit, Sabrina Wagner, Heather Ray, Jeremy The Artist and Frank Botello, plus live screen printing by Cogdut and a photo booth by Zappy Springs!
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