Wednesday, September 9th 7-10pm
Show at 8.
ALL AGES ~~~ $5-7 SLIDING DONATIONS
Kevin Greenspon’s history as a mindful and concise composer of graceful ambient compositions for guitar, synthesizer and cassette tape reach for new horizons on his newest release. “To Leave A Mark” stitches the ethereal atmosphere of previous work with rhythmic elements of techno, noise and pop music. On his 2015 U.S. tour, each song’s performance is synchronized to rapid-cut video projections that melt into abstract pools, coaxing the viewer into a state of self-reflection.
A veteran of the oft-fragmented DIY scene that stretches from Los Angeles into parts unknown and overlooked, Greenspon has performed an average of 100 shows annually on national tours over the past 5 years in venues ranging from art museums to abandoned naval bases. Rarely slowing the pace when at home, he also runs the Bridgetown Records label, releasing sizable batches of albums for like-minded peers from the deep reaches of the underground each season.
Ben Warfield balances his time between crafting, recording and performing ambient electronic music as both a counterpoint and embodiment of his other self, a key member of a local neuroscience research team studying the biological effects of light on humans.
Hallowed Bells is the project of Philadelphia-based musicians Alison Stout and Darian Scatton, creating electronic songs-without-words that weave together sweet, lyrical melodies, dissonant harmonies, and mesmerizing noisescapes. Using a setup dominated by old analog and homemade synths, they perform nearly everything live on hardware, constructing loops, sequences, and analog synth patches in real time. With its shimmering tones, twinkling lights and archaic technology, the music of Hallowed Bells reveals a dreamworld that evokes the retro-futuristic mysticism of a Russian cosmist painting.
‘Diggin Deep: A Plant Medicine Workshop Series at RTR
‘Diggin Deep is a Plant Medicine Workshop Summer Series located (most of the time) in the backyard oasis of The Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop.
June 7 – Spring Tonics, Wild Foods and Adaptogens
Healing medicine is all around us! Learn how to identify common wild edible and medicinal plants as we walk through Liberty Lands and the surrounding neighborhood outside the Random Tea Room. We’ll be discussing common edible plants like dandelion, burdock, cleavers, chickweed, and nettles, share recipes and samples, and discuss herbal preparations to support wellness throughout the spring and summer seasons – including support for common seasonal ills like allergies, sluggish digestion, stress, and exhaustion.