Bigger/ Bolder/Wider than ever!!!
Featuring music from:
5:00–Bright Yung Things
5:20–Chop Chop Chang
7:20–Stand Up Comedy
8:00–Johnny Dowd (Ithaca)
8:59–Planet Mouthhole Fitness Awards
9:00–Crisswell Collective (Knoxville)
9:30–Cat Casual (Louisville)
Totally Free. BYOB.
Johnny Dowd by The Mouthhole Band
Editors note: You can find Johnny’s Mouthhole song if you scroll down to November 30, 2016 on his website.
We have previously only seen Johnny Dowd at the Fingerlakes Grassroots Music Festival in New York, & we are looking forward to welcoming him to The Bunker for what will be a rare and exciting opportunity to see this audacious, rockabilly-punk, poet-songster in an intimate house concert format. He will be accompanied by his former Neon Baptist bandmate, Mike Edmondson, on keyboards.
“Sometimes music shouldn’t be easy, and instead should be mysterious, idiosyncratic and the work of a true maverick. So we should welcome the arrival of a new Johnny Dowd album. . . . Never a man to run from the truth, if there was any justice, this guy would be a legend.“ — Acoustic Magazine (UK)
“Gonzo hell-bound music from a true original.” —Andy Fyfe, Q Magazine
Details: 848 Walnut Drive., Ellwood City, PA
Doors open at 6:30 for a pot luck dinner (food contributions are welcome but not mandatory) followed by music at 8 pm
*Please help to spread the word about this event by inviting your music-loving friends!!
Hope to see you on March 11!
From Anna Coogans Kickstarter :
My name is Anna Coogan. I am a singer, guitarist, composer, teacher, producer, and teen mentor. I am releasing my first album in four years, The Lonely Cry of Space and Time, on April 28, 2017.
In the last four years, I have taught approximately 2,200 voice lessons, toured Europe three times, scored two silent films, produced three albums, spent hundreds of hours writing and playing with my bandmate Willie, and rediscovered my years of classical voice training. I’ve been a sideman for the first time ever, for Johnny Dowd and Mary Lorson. I’ve built some bridges. I’ve burned a few. This record encompasses all of these things.
Just can’t resist-here’s a Johnny version:
Not Johnny Dowd exactly. In fact, not even remotely, but a good prelude to some fan fun we plan to post later…
Along with a host of stellar Ithaca musicians covering other stellar Ithaca musicians, former Neon Baptist members Jennifer (nee Dowd) & Mike Edmondson will be covering at least a few songs from the Neon Baptist CD at the next Cosmic Joke Collective show. Mike, of course, is a current JD band member, and Jennifer traveled with the That’s Your Wife tour in 2015.
In an ultimate celebration of our richly talented community, the performers of the Cosmic Joke Collective will be covering the music of local artists past and present on both January 21st and February 18th with two unique shows.
JANUARY 21st FEATURES THE TALENTS OF:
COVERING THE MUSIC OF:
Angie Beeler • The Blind Spots • Madder Rose • Anna Coogan • John Dowd • Crow Greenspun • Kitestring • Jennie Lowe Stearns • Will Musham • Alan Rose • and more!
6:30 Doors and Upstairs Bar Open
– JIM CATALANO, SOUNDOFF
The Cosmic Joke Collective, the monthly artist salon hosted by Mickie Quinn, will present “We’ve Got You Covered, Part 1” Saturday at Lot 10. Each show has a theme, and this one will feature several local artists paying tribute to some of their musical peers.
On the bill are Leon Arguello, Josh Dolan, Jif Edmondson and Mike Edmondson, Mandy Goldman and Sam Lupowitz, Jennie Lowe and Nate Richardson.
According to Quinn, the idea for this show came about when Jennifer Middaugh (Sim Redmond Band, Bronwen Exter, Mary Lorson) had the idea to do a set of songs by local artists she had performed with as a backup singer for a future Collective show. Quinn saw the potential for this to be a theme for a whole show and presented the idea to all of the performers.
“The response was overwhelming,” she said, “So overwhelming that I had enough interest and enthusiasm to turn it into two shows.” Part 2 will take place Feb. 18 at Lot 10.
“We immediately knew we wanted to do this show,” said Lupowitz and Goldman. “There’s such a vibrant array of local music in this town, and we’re both constantly inspired by it. So many great songwriters in such a small radius — it’s impossible not to want to cover their music. Plus, so many artists in Ithaca have been so receptive to us; it’s nice to pay tribute to them this way.”
“I am a musician, but first and foremost a lover of music,” Lowe added. “I was drawn to this town because I heard that it was musician friendly! My biggest heroes are some of my friends, and I want to honor them by singing their songs.”
Among those covered will be The Blind Spots, Alan Rose, Madder Rose, Johnny Dowd, Crow Greenspun, Angie Beeler, Anna Coogan and Joe Crookston.
Sure, you can support great music .008 cents at a time on Spotify, but you can also score a deal just a couple digits to the left of the decimal place directly from the Man at the Johnny Dowd website.
Check out this message from Kristmas Kat:
Here’s a brand new Johnny song for you.
Johnny wrote and recorded this for The Mouthhole who commissioned the song via his Indiegogo campaign earlier this year. The Mouthhole is a Nashville-based house venue run by Michael Sadler, Zac Caffrey, and Travis Caffrey. It hosts regular parties that feature live music, art, theater, and all things bizarre. It’s home to weirdo rock band The Chewers and electronic monkey man Chop Chop Chang.
Michael, Zac, and Travis created their own fund-raising campaign to raise money for their Johnny song in which they also wrote songs for donors. They wrote 36 songs altogether which are awesome! Be sure to check them out here. There’s even one written for Johnny.
We’ve added some new merch to the store page —
— Neon Baptist CDs: Two disks of live recordings of Johnny’s first band in handmade package including photo of Johnny from that era.
— Zolar t-shirts: Shirts worn by employees of Johnny’s moving company. Become an honorary Zolar employee!
We’ve also slashed the prices of older CDs. Maybe some of your friends and family would like Johnny music for Christmas? Or maybe Johnny’s song “Christmas is Just Another Day” would suit you? (It’s on the Cemetery Shoes CD.) All CDs will be autographed.
A Note from from The Mouthhole:
And what would our offered reward be? We’ll make songs too. If you donate even $1 we will make a song about you.
So we did. You are now holding a collection of rewards. They were recorded quickly and efficiently in order to keep the flow (and there ended up being 36 of them).
Each member of The Mouthhole Band rotated instruments for each song. Lyrics, with occasional exception, were written
by committee. We raised approximately $760 dollars. Johnny Dowd made us a song anyway, because he liked our idea that we stole from him.
He named the song “The Mouthhole”.
We named this album “Name Songs”.
released November 21, 2016
Thanks, Ganesh. See you next year!
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