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1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Miz Kitty’s Parlour Vaudeville Show

Trashcan Joe
The Crankie Show
Lauren Sheehan
Malachi Graham
Charlie Brown
Our House Band “Weimar Dive Bar”

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6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show
$15 advance, $17 day of show
Please note: this event listed as PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13

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Miz Kitty’s Parlour Vaudeville Show

Miz Kitty and friends are back in our Cozy home, THE MISSION THEATER for SEASON 15 of the Miz Kitty's Parlour!

Join us for an evening of Jazz, Old-Timey Music, Doubles, Bubbles, Comedy and door prizes!

Taking the 21st century audience into the realm of the Alaskan Gold Rush, genuine Vaudeville acts and music in the spirit of true Americana, Lisa Marsicek, a.k.a. Miz Kitty, will be your seasoned and spirited guide for a night you will never forget!

Every month will bring bits, schtick and musical acts bound to astound, astonish and thrill you! Song and dance, comedy and theatrics, string bands, classical and eclectic; the outrageous and the delightful variety of acts combine to tickle and entertain.

Lisa Marsicek has been entertaining Portland audiences as the singing, clog dancing fiddler in the popular Flat Mountain Girls stringband for several years. She also plays fiddle with the Sassparilla Jug Band. Her Victrola and 78 RPM record collections have also been featured in the Portland Tribune.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of Oregon.

Website:
http://www.mizkittysparlour.com

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Mizkittysparlour

ACLU:
https://action.aclu.org/secure/support-aclu-oregon

Trashcan Joe

Trashcan Joe

“Trashcan Joe is a marvel, a wonder that defies categorization in any sort of contemporary setting.” Don Campbell, The Oregonian

Trashcanjo n. [trash kan jo] A banjo made out of a trashcan. Ideology based on maximum musical output from recycled minimum input. Coffee brewed in a trash can.

Soaring vocal harmonies and modern song writing set in a soundscape harkening to the early jazz era; Trashcan Joe has a unique sound with a broad appeal. The fact that the instruments are made from recycled and found objects is quickly lost to their stellar musicianship. It’s no wonder they are a steadily working live band and have performed at events such as Pickathon, Burning Man, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Live Wire, The Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, Oregon Country Fair, and were the house band at the Candidates Gone Wild at the Roseland Theater.

Trashcan Joe also has soundtrack work on the resumé. They scored the music for the Aurora award winning OPB special Zig-Zag which explores the stories of several Portland area commuters. Later came the feature motion picture Lipstick and Dynamite, which chronicles the history of women’s wrestling and includes TJoe music as part of the soundtrack. TCJ was well received at NYC’s 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in the film “The Auteur.” Most recently they licensed music for a TV commercial by American Family Insurance.
Cap’n James Cook  is vocals and creator of the Trashcanjo, the Trashcan Bass, the Tuborgan, and the Can o’ PA. The beloved founder has written more songs than you and your three best friends combined. He is a former member of the Wags, and current member of Ipanemia.
Jason Wells is vocals, cornet, zob stick, and lead extrovert. He is the composer of some of Tjoe’s most memorable songs. While his cornet isn’t actually made from a trash can, he claims to affect a “trashy style”. A member of March Fourth Marching Band, and engineer of Trashcan Joe recordings, at his studio Audiowells.

Mike Danner is vocals, accordion, melodica, a tuborgan honey-voiced singer, and a slick jazz accordionist. Mike was featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat; performs solo and with his band Velvida Underground. He has an Accordion Crimes website that features duets with Portland’s premier songwriters.

Yascha Noonberg is trashcan bass, and vocals. In his the band Calynco, he is the master of the steel drum. In Trashcan Joe he is the master of a much more refined instrument, the steel trashcan bass. A true musical alchemist, Yascha can turn garbage into gold at will. The owner of Starfish Studios, he records and teaches some of Portland’s best musicians, all while making bubbling and gurgling noises.

Trashcan Joe is what you have, and that is more than enough – Joe

Myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/trashcanjoe

Official Website:
http://trashcanjoe.com

Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Trashcan-Joe/100001331445982

The Crankie Show

The Crankie Show

The collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle spans worlds-between their homes in Brooklyn and rural Virginia; between deep study of mountain ballads and explorations into the avant garde. One year ago found them researching in traditional music archives in Vermont and Virginia, then using that raw material to develop new work at residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the MacDowell Colony. They spent the summer and fall touring across the US, UK, and Ireland, including The Newport Folk Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival (UK). Their mission is to balance respect for traditional music and musicians who came before with a relentless push into new artistic territories.

The pair's growing acclaim springs from a shared quartet of talents: Both are historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive musicians-in combination, a groundbreaking approach.
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Inspired by the richness and tradition of the music, Anna & Elizabeth gather songs and stories from archives and visits with elders. They bring these songs to life in performance with sparse, atmospheric arrangements using guitar, banjo, fiddle, and the uncanny blend of their voices in close harmony. They accompany their songs with stories-of the lyrics, of the singer, of the quest to learn the song-and they illustrate them in mesmerizing fashion. The two revive the old scrolling picture show, dubbed "crankies"-intricate picture-scrolls illustrating the old songs they sing, which they create in tandem with papercuts, shadow puppets, prints, and embroidered fabric.

Anna & Elizabeth met in 2011, and their work has brought them to stages across the world, including the Atlanta Museum of Modern Art; folk festivals in Brooklyn, the Yukon, Chicago, Maine, and Uzbekistan; residencies at universities; summer traditional music schools; and small theaters and folk clubs across the U.S. and U.K.

Their second album, which features Grammy nominee and legendary folk singer Alice Gerrard, was released March 2015 on Free Dirt Records. It has been featured on Vice's Noisey, the Huffington Post, No Depression, and NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series.

Anna & Elizabeth are beginning a new cycle of work, inspired by ballad singers of the 1930s and 1940s in Vermont and Virginia-the states where they grew up. Spending time in archives, with the families of these singers, and with a director, Anna & Elizabeth with explore connections between place and tradition to develop a new show, a new set of crankies, and a new album inspired by these ballads.

ELIZABETH LAPRELLE 29, has pursued her interest in mountain ballads for over a decade. Since the release of her debut album at age 16, she's been hailed as one of the most dedicated students of the traditional unaccompanied style of her generation. The student of master singer Ginny Hawker and National Heritage Fellow Sheila Kay Adams, Elizabeth was the first recipient of the Henry Reed Award from the Library of Congress at age 16, and won the 2012 Mike Seeger Award at Folk Alliance International. She has released three solo ballad albums, and was called "the best young Appalachian ballad singer to emerge in recent memory" by UK's fRoots Magazine. She lives on a farm in Rural Retreat, Virginia.

ANNA ROBERTS-GEVALT, 29 is a versatile and passionate multi-instrumentalist. Classically trained on the violin in Vermont, she fell in love with the sound of banjo in college, moved to the mountains, and learned with master musicians in Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina. She is a blue-ribbon fiddler and banjo player (WV State Folk Fest, Kentucky Fiddle Contest); was awarded the Berea Archive Fellowship for a series of biographies of female fiddlers; served three years as artistic director of Kentucky's traditional music institute, the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School; was a 2014 fellow in the State Department sponsored international music residency OneBeat; and is an in-demand video artist, collaborating with Kristin Andreassen, Cuddle Magic, Rachel Ries and Ben Sollee. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Website:
http://www.annaandelizabeth.com/

Lauren Sheehan

Lauren Sheehan

Sheehan is a charismatic songster, an interpreter of songs learned from some of America's greatest folk and blues artists. Her voice slides through old lyrics like clear water through a smooth creek bed, and her performances are memorable for the authentic range of her material: from unaccompanied ballads, to boozy Memphis blues, to old time banjo tunes, to old country songs and eclectic modern folk. She is a musical shape shifter, in one song making the willow weep and in another making the werewolf howl.

 

 

website:
http://www.laurensheehanmusic.com

Malachi Graham

Malachi Graham

The complicated heroine's / in short supply again.

Portland-based songwriter Malachi Graham writes lush, intimate Americana inspired by complicated women. It's no wonder- as the descendant of five generations of formidable, tale-telling Portland women stretching back to the Oregon Trail, Malachi learned early that great stories come from unreliable narrators and that the strongest characters are often the most flawed. Since she started writing songs five years ago, Malachi has drawn on history, poetry, and cinema in charater-rich narratives. Her sound has coalesced into something richer than the sum of its parts, her forceful and nuanced electric guitar and vocals working tightly together to tell strikingly sincere stories.

On her debut EP Selfish, recorded live to an 8-track at Mike Coykendall's Blue Room Studios and produced by Dustin Hamman (Run On Sentence), Malachi's character-driven songs come to life with percussion by Dan Galucki (Wooden Indian Burial Ground), bass by William Joersz (Nick Jaina, Ezza Rose), and slide guitar by Courtney von Drehle (3 Leg Torso). Selfish channels female voices that are- like the leading ladies of classic cinema- intoxicating, self-sabotaging, mesmerizing, and not preoccupied with being liked; the compulsive wiretapper, the jealous lover, the censored femme fatale, and the title track's confessional narcissist.

Capturing to tape in single takes, Malachi and this team of top-notch Portland players craft a punchy, electrified folk record led by her strong, unaffected voice, a sound that perfectly mirrors her honest and unapologetic heroines.

"Malachi Graham's roots in Oregon go all the way back to the folks who traveled the Oregon Trail, and her young, but wise voice sounds like it, steeped in the individualism that won the West but that also could make it, at times, a lonely place."

- Portland Tribune

 

Website:
http://malachigraham.com/

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown is one of the finest cigar box jugglers in the world. And that's just the beginning for this consummate professional!

Whether it's blazing torches, balls, tophats, broadswords or tossing machetes on his double high teeter-board, Charlie delivers!

A hilarious multi-talented performer, Charlie manipulates his props and audiences with breathtaking skill. His special blend of absurd comedy and technical feats create a memorable experience for everyone!

 

Website:
http://www.amazama.com/charliebrown/

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