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Sell your Mugs at The Random Tea Room’s Annual Mug Show!
Mugs with handles (for hanging) are preferred.
Price to sell $20-$70 suggested, 60% artist cut.
Optional suggestion:
Add the phrase “RANDOM TEA” to your mug.
Any mugs with the phrase that don’t sell during the show will
be purchased after the show as regular stock.
Contact curiositea@gmail.com for a consignment form
Drop off mugs by December 1st at
713 N. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
between 10am-8pm Tuesday-Sunday
Show runs December 8th – February 5th

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Random Concerts: The Singer & The Songwriter

Friday, September 23rd 7-10 pm

$7- $10 suggested donation

The Singer & The Songwriter
The Singer and The Songwriter, the duo of Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran, formed shortly after a road trip up the coast of California to Oregon, on the Pacific Coast Highway. Since 2012, they have released 2 critically acclaimed albums, charted on the CMJ Top 40 Radio charts, and toured nationally. Rachel Garcia’s rich, powerful vocal delivery and Thu Tran’s dynamic guitar arrangements provide the backdrop for original songs that blend swinging jazz, soulful blues, heartfelt folk and modern, honest songwriting to create a unique and compelling sound.

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Random Concerts: The Carryons with Koof & Vessna

Friday, October 7th 7-10pm

$5-$7 Suggested Donation/ All Ages

The Carryons
Timothy Hill (trumpet/percussion) and Ozzie Ozugurlu (guitars) make up Philadelphia- based duo The Carryons. The original music they play is inspired by their years growing up in Athens, Greece and Ankara, Turkey respectively as well as by their time living in the US.
 
Both Ozzie and Timothy spent many years playing soul, jazz, folk, and blues music with a variety of bands on both sides of the Atlantic, but it wasn’t until after they met and started playing together in Philly in 2014 that they decided to combine their personal journeys with their music-making and form The Carryons.
 
Their songs evoke scenes from the Mediterranean—spanish melodies, turkish rhythms, greek lyrics—but often include jazzy voicings, improvisation, and familiar song structures. The occasional use of loops and percussion means their sound ranges from plaintive and minimalistic to full, complex, and brassy. Their music reflects the band’s own travels between East and West, their sense of never fully belonging to one place, of being torn between two very different worlds, which in this case makes for a wonderful musical experience.
 
LINKS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecarryonsband/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecarryons/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCarryonsBand
Music: www.thecarryons.com/music
Vessna Scheff and Koofreh Umoren is an attention- commanding duo from Philadelphia that turns heads and pauses conversations for an inspiring and memorizing performance.
Combining the delicate and tender tones of the ukulele with the soulful and nostalgic notes of the trumpet, their sound carries the listener through an unsuspecting combination of soul, folk, r&b and jazz in a refreshing approach to music making.

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Screen shot 2016-07-07 at 3.14.17 PMEvery third Saturday we’ll be vending our wares with Plowshare farm and High St. Market’s Farmers Market.

Join us at 308 Market St. to meet your farmers and browse our wide selection of fresh local produce.

The market will be open Saturdays from 10:00-2:00. The season runs from June 4th through November 19th.

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Random Concerts: Belle of the Fall & Sam Perduta of Elison Jackson
Tuesday, October 11th 7-10pm
$7-$10 suggested donation
Cast of Characters:
Tracy Walton- 2014 and 2015 New England Music Award nominee Best Male Performer. An accomplished bassist and songwriter who has written for Alfred Books and taught at the National Guitar Workshop. Tracy is a Taylor guitar artist.
Julia Autumn Ford- CT Music Award Nominee Best New Artist 2014 and Song of the Year 2015. Her debut solo album has gained her well deserved attention as a singer of rare talent. “It’s almost freakish how good she sings. I watched her and it was hard to process that it was actually coming out of her mouth.” Joe Michelini, River City Extension.
Weapons of choice: 
Julia – The obvious choice for lead singer in any situation, acoustic guitar, yukitar, occasional melodica.
Tracy- Upright bass, vocals, drums when back lined as he is not a fan of carrying things.
The Rise of Belle of the Fall:
In 2014 Tracy Walton produced Julia Autumn Ford’s debut album at his studio On Deck Sound Studio. In essence the record is somewhat the birth of Belle of the Fall, as Tracy plays all of the instruments on the record and Julia sings. Later that year they would tour the East Coast together sharing bills playing separate solo sets, with Tracy sitting in on some of Julia’s songs.
Sometimes an idea seems too simple so it takes a while for it to come to fruition. Simply put, two is often better than one. With Belle of the Fall it was as simple as an agreement of “All in.” The summer of 2015 was the right time for two forces to collide. 2016 finds the duo going strong with their debut album, “Earthbound”  released in April.
Quick Facts:
Belle of the Fall is sponsored by Telefunken Microphones.
Tracy is endorsed by Taylor Guitars
In 2016 Belle of the Fall toured to SXSW to showcase with Telefunken Microphones
“To say that Belle of the Fall lead singer, Julia Autumn Ford possesses the voice of an angel is beyond obvious. Soft, tender and raw all at once; Julia’s vocal delivery is light as a feather yet powerful enough to nock down an entire city block with one turn of a phrase. her partner in crime, bassist Tracy Walton rounds out Belle of the Fall’s folky yet modern sound. You will want to take note of this performance as it’s one of those “I saw them when they were still playing bars” moments.” Block Island Music Fest
“Belle of the Fall has done a very special thing – they’ve taken a style of music that I typically find derivative and infused it with an unbelievable amount of personality. Their chemistry as a duo is infectiously fun and immediately apparent. Thus, I’d argue they’re one of the most compelling two piece outfits in the indie scene right now.” Brett Davis Stewart
“Acoustic folk duo Belle Of The Fall has proven that musical soul mates do in fact exist.” Vents Magazine
Sam Perduta is the main singer / songwriter in Philadelphia based psych-folk band Elison Jackson.  Their latest record, “Silver Sounds: Hallucinations” was released in May of 2016 on the band’s own Spectral Evidence Recordings imprint.  This EP furthers the sound the band created with their last full-length, “Do Not Fear To Kill A Dead Man”, leaves off, furthering their psychedelic and prog-rock leanings, while staying rooted in lo-fi folk and garage rock.  “<Elison Jackson> added an extra layer to their already (very) psychedlic sound, by dropping a record that resembles a psychedlic experience in of itself.” -The Deli Magazine     For the last half-decade or so, Elison Jackson’s Sam Perduta has been one of New Haven’s most reliably weird and imaginative songwriters. Hartford Courant

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