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Friday, May 13th - 8pm
Calico Blue, Fissure Cat, Spirit Ghost
During their live sets, Calico Blue strikes a delicately tasteful balance between care and abandon. The tamest songs from the album get people on their feet dancing, and the wildest tunes unleash double the energy when played live. Because of this constant ebb and flow between pristine clarity and raw musicality, no two shows are ever the same. A jazz-influenced improvisational mentality pervades every solo so each audience sees a different show. The dark lyrical content of each song contrasts the relaxed and almost goofy dispositions of the band members themselves. The chemistry and camaraderie of the four members of Calico Blue are on full display during their live performances and on their self-titled, independently released demo album.
Your friendly local Fissure Cat is a blues man at heart, playing earth-centric funky blues and rock n' roll while tapping his feet he ties together many musical styles from klezmer to reggae! His music is infused with meaningful insight and positive messages.
Thursday, May 19th - 8pm
$20 (tickets sold online here)
David Power and Willie Kelly
David Power is one of Ireland’s foremost musicians on the uilleann pipes.
Fiddler Willie Kelly was born in the Bronx to a musical family from Ireland and is an extremely well-respected player and teacher. Together, they are embarking on a selective tour in the Northeastern United States, launching their album, Apples in Winter. The tour promises performances of pure quality; moving and deeply felt Irish traditional music at its best.
“…David Power brings a breathtaking freshness to the set, his fluid, fluent playing as light as a feather.” - Irish Times
“…Willie Kelly is a refreshing example of all that is good in Irish culture……” - CCE Mid Atlantic Region
Saturday, May 21st - 8pm
Flame n' Peach and The Liberated Waffles
w/ (opener) FIssure Cat
By encouraging friends everywhere to be a part of the show, the Liberated Waffles create an ever changing, site specific band. This allows them to erase traditional boundaries between “audience” and “performers” by teaching lyrics, passing out hand percussion instruments, and being constantly open to new collaboration.
"Jaymes n' Tonez, Flame n' Peach, transform songs from the history of North American folk music and write new songs to reflect current issues. We recorded our most recent release, “We Got to Organize,” in Mexico City in 2014, and created a magazine song book to teach about the seven historical songs on the EP that deeply resonate today. (A link to the PDF is on our homepage)"
Thursday, May 26th - 8pm
A very special literary event
Sara Majka and Jensen Beach
The Bookmill and the Lady Killigrew are delighted to welcome back Sara Majka, reading from her acclaimed, Cities I've Never Lived In. We are also thrilled to welcome Jensen Beach, reading from his new Swallowed by the Cold.
Friday, May 27th - 8pm
w/(opener) The Original Coward
Fancy Trash works the line between rock and folk, blending a non-traditional sensibility with the tradition of acoustic instruments to make something unique. Folk for the Anti-folk. Don't let the acoustic instruments fool you, Fancy Trash is a rock band.
Saturday, May 28th - 8pm
Beach Honey, The Fawns, The Salvation Alley String Band
Surfs up with Beach Honey!
The Fawns play the jangly poppy songs of leader Lesa Bezo.
The Salvation Alley String Band plays original music influenced by honky-tonk, western swing, Bakersfield country, bluegrass, and rock and roll.
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...