Friday, June 10
BIRTH with Spectrum 3
Doors at 7:30 pm
$12 general admission or $20 reserved seating available at the door
We first met BIRTH circa 1998 at the Euclid Tavern in Cleveland on a double bill with Immigrant Suns. They immediately seemed like a cut above most groups of the ’90s in American improvised music. Now after almost two decades of absence, this critically-acclaimed group has reformed for a reunion tour that again is making waves. BIRTH is Jeremy Bleich (electric bass) Joe Tomino (drums), Joshua Smith (saxophones).
A favorite of Cleveland jazz writer and folk icon Harvey Pekar, their music lead Harvey to proclaim that BIRTH was “So good that it’s scary.”
Joining the bill is Skeeter Shelton’s Spectrum 3, recently returned from a two-week tour of the midwest and eastern US, which spread Skeeter’s music further than ever. Portions of this tour were made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Saturday, June 11
The Volebeats Lonesome Galaxy Record Release Show
Doors at 7:30 pm | two sets
$10 at the door
The Volebeats are Jeff Oakes (vocals), Matthew Smith (guitar, vocals), Peter Andrus (guitar), Russell Ledford (bass) and Scott Michalski (drums). They’ll be playing two sets, including songs from Lonesome Galaxy their long-awaited new album on Ben Harper’s new label Mad Bunny Records.
Tuesday, June 14
Circuits Des Yeux with Kirsten Carey
$12 Purchase tickets here
Haley Fohr is a vocalist, composer and singer-songwriter based in Chicago whose ten-year career as Circuit des Yeux has grown into one of America’s most successful efforts to connect the personal to the universal. She is most distinctly identified by her four-octave voice and unique style of twelve-string guitar. Her mysterious “Jackie Lynn” project landed her on the cover of Wire Magazine in August 2016. Recent works include an original soundtrack for Charles Bryant’s silent film Salomé (1923), commissioned by Opera North, and a critically acclaimed 2017 album Reaching For Indigo, released on Drag City Records.