Arrive early for couches, armchairs, and to browse the books.
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Saturday, October 1st - 8pm
$5 - $10
LEXI WEEGE and ARVELLA
After a long series of tours around the country, Weege returns to Montague with her Fools in tow. The ever so mystical wondertwins, AJ Del Negro &Tom Del Negro have been cooking up some delicious harmonies.|
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Joining Weege is the bluegrass vixen, Arvella and Friends. Expect heartbreak, banjo, angelic crooning & so much more.
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Praised for their bracing harmonies and cutting lyrics, dark but catchy duo Austin and Elliott tap into traditional folk with a modern outsider's sensibility. Backed by driving acoustic guitar, Christopher Thomas Elliott's original songs run the spectrum from genuine beauty to scathing irony. With Lisa Austin's haunting vocals and powerful hand drum, the tension is dramatic: two voices telling tales of love gone wrong and death done right. Their latest CD Cradle and Crow features fan favorites “Fat Man with a Flower,” “Blackwater Dam,” and “If It Ain’t Broke, Break It.”
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Saturday, October 8th - 8 pm
$5 - $10
THE BAIRD SISTERS - MARIELLE JAKOBSONS - AMBER WOLFE
Influenced by Appalachian mountain music, contemporary outsider folk, and Library of Congress recordings of their great-great uncle, I.G. Greer, sisters Laura and Meg Baird have been performing together since 2001. Pairing their natural sibling harmonies with intimate acoustic guitar and banjo playing, their collection of songs includes haunting versions of traditional favorites, ballads and original compositions. Meg is also a founding member of Espers and recently released her second solo album, Seasons on Earth, on Drag City.
The Baird Sisters' newest recording, Until You Find Your Green, is now available through Grapefruit Record Club.
Marielle V. Jakobsons is a composer and intermedia artist based in Oakland, CA. Her compositions evoke minimalism with melodic drone and enveloping polyrhythmic soundscapes of synthesizers, strings, and voice. She builds installations and instruments which bring focus to visceral experience of sound and light, most recently with her “Macro-Cymatic Visual Music Instrument.” Marielle collaborates extensively in the experimental arts as a sound designer or composer for visual elements such as film, dance, or interactive media, and produces videos and photographs of her own which have been exhibited nationally. As a solo multi-instrumentalist, and with her bands “Date Palms“, “Myrmyr“, and other collaborations, she has published recordings and toured internationally on Thrill Jockey, Mexican Summer, Students of Decay, Digitalis, Important Records, among others. Her latest record “Star Core” is available now for pre-order now at Thrill Jockey and will be available world-wide August 19th.
Amber Wolfe is a singer-songwriter from Western Massachusetts. Amber sings with raw, honeyed vocals accompanied by minimal guitar. Wolfe composes in the Americana tradition and performs with jazz inspired improvisation. Amber Wolfe released her debut EP I Left the City in 2016.
Saturday, October 15th - 8pm
$5 - $10
CALICO BLUE - FISSURE CAT - THE SLEEPWELLS
The final concert of the, "Fissure Cat Presents" Series, Calico Blue, Fissure Cat and The Sleepwells all returning artists to the bookmill will bring the season (almost) to a close.
The Sleepwells on YouTube
Saturday, October 22nd - 8:00 pm
DAVE DERSHAM and DENNIS CARAHER
XyZ Rug Road Trip Pop Up!
XyZ is two sisters, Xela and Zannah, and our great friend Keha. Since 2010 we’ve been working closely with five families of Zapotec rug weavers in Santa Ana del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Each wool rug is made by hand from start to finish. The traditional skills involved in this centuries-old art--the foraging for plants used for dyeing, the dyeing itself, the spinning and weaving--are all in danger of being lost as younger generations head across the border in search of other work. Your purchase supports building an economically viable future for residents of Santa Ana and encourages a new generation of traditional weavers.
XyZ also works with a few other families and cooperatives that make traditional crafts like handwoven towels, woven bags, handmade toys.
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As always, food, drink and love available at the Lady Killigrew
THE LADY KILLIGREW
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Posters From The Past
Because some of them were just too lovely to surrender to the ether...