Koof and Vessna are going to Switzerland Send Off Show!
Saturday May 28th 7-10pm
As you may have heard, Koof and I are taking our instruments on the road (…to the airport, to the roads in Switzerland :D) for the month of June! We are excited to celebrate the start of this adventure in a showcase of some of our extrememly talented friends here in Philly!! They melt hearts and tantilize the ear buds with words, rhyme and rythmn.
The event is taking place at the coziest of spots- the Random Tea Room- perfect for this string light lit line up. Come join us for the moving and soothing sounds of these extremely talented artists concluding with the upbeat and uplifting latin getyoursalsaon music of De Tierra Caliente!
We are stoked to share this night of music with you before we take flight!
This is a free show but in support of these truely amazing live local musicians, we are asking for a donation of anything between $5 – $500. Also, bring some cash to purchase their recordings and merchandise!
The United States Supreme Court will hear the most important reproductive rights case in almost 25 years. The decision will determine whether Texas can shut down nearly all abortion care providers in the state and prevent 5.4 million women of reproductive age from accessing the healthcare they need.
Using craft as activism, artist Chi Nguyen — in partnership with the Textile Arts Center and the Center for Reproductive Rights — is holding a series of stitch-ins to make physical the number of women whose right to safe and legal abortion is currently at risk. With each line representing an individual woman, the 5.4 Million and Counting project is only finished when all 5.4 million lines are embroidered.
The public is invited to Draw the Line by joining the embroidery process at the stitch-ins, or by sending in their own 10×10” swatches with as many tally marks (卌) as they would like to embroider. All swatches will be patched onto a larger quilt to be used at the Supreme Court rally.
Raised in the Southwest. Fermented in Northern AZ. Living on the East Coast. You’ll doubtless hear nods to the masters in the songwriting of Bryant Eugene Vazquez: Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan. But this local rock and roll dude – who moved to Philadelphia in 2013 after growing up in Flagstaff, Arizona – has a strong and singular voice at the center of it all. It’s husky yet melodic, poppy yet vicious, the sound of celebration and desperation. Bryant was recently featured in WXPN’s The Key Studio Sessions. Come see this rising star play an intimate set at Philadelphia’s premier listening room!
Thursday, June 30th 7:00 PM
$7-10 sliding scale
Justin Duerr (Northern Liberties, Hex Nine, et al) and Mandy Slipoj Katz (Invasive Species, Beware The Blunted Needle, Vulgar Remedies, etc) join together as Geb, The Great Cackler, an acoustic duo drawing upon their shared experiences of over a decade, personally, creatively, and both as one. “Geb was thought to represent the earth, he is often seen reclining beneath the sky goddess Nut. Geb was called ‘the Great Cackler’, and as such, was represented as a goose. It was in this form that he was said to have laid the egg from which the sun was hatched. He was believed to have been the third divine king of earth. The royal throne of Egypt was known as the ‘throne of Geb’ in honor of his great reign.” – Richard DeurerSherie Ruppersberger (Philadelphia):
SM-R is the mournful, beautiful solo folk songs of Philly-based singer/guitarist Sherie Ruppersberger. Her intricate and frenetic guitar-work suggests elements of Eastern European folk, with lyrics and vocals echoing a long line of homespun American song. Nuanced dissonances in the guitar-playing give SM-R a compelling asymmetrylinks at http://www.museumfire.com/events
Random Concerts: Hoot and Holler & Lyle de Vitry
Tuesday, July 19th 7-10pm
$7-10 sliding scale