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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Moved from original February 23 date

EXES

with special guest Jane.

7 pm doors, 8 pm show

$15 advance, $18 day of show

All ages welcome

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COVID Policy PLEASE NOTE! This event was postponed from February 23. Tickets to the February show will be honored at the June show.

EXES

EXES

Imbued with sentimentality and inspired by the people, places and things in their lives, EXES - fronted by Allie McDonald and producer Mike Derenzo - invite listeners into the whimsically romantic world of their design. In late summer and fall of 2019, EXES played a handful of shows supporting Yoke Lore and SYML, respectively. In November 2019, EXES played and sold out their first headline show (at LA's The Echo). Since then, they've released an emotional duet with Petey titled "Bloodoath", a delicate alternative pop EP titled Nothing Ever Ends, and a collaborative cover of Dashboard Confessional's single "Don't Wait" (featuring 2020 vocals from frontman Chris Carrabba). In late 2020, they also saw Kelly Clarkson cover their song "Cain" on The Kelly Clarkson Show, and saw a ‘Behind The Song' TikTok segment shoot up to 250k views in a matter of a few days (the segment shares the backstory of "Cain"). EXES - known for their sweet indie-pop sensibilities heard on "Cain" (15.5M Spotify streams) and "Taxi" (12.8M) - are now turning the page on their previous chapter, and returning to the indie rock and alternative sound they grew up on. The duo's early 2022 LP Don't Give Up On Me Now will be released via Independent (KYLE, Yuna, Between Friends).

with special guest Jane.

with special guest Jane.

An audience usually prioritizes ethnicity before considering music. That's the rub for an artist like Jane.: how to express multicultural identity, while letting the music speak for itself? During lockdown, he was forced to confront his interiority thru exploration of his spiritual center. For Jane., manifesting his spiritual rebirth while in isolation demanded a meditation on the ocean. Jane.'s journey moves upon waves, both within & without. The first wave started as it should: guitar at the beach. This is exactly what he meditated on: his intuitive & sincere beginnings. The doubleness of this contemplation, the persona oriented nature of socials, a game that Jane. will not master, because mastery lies in manipulation, opposed to the ethos of the Jane. opus: genuine expression of the Self thru music. A return to the code of art, the very thing that hooked us all as kids. Growing up 1/2 Indian, 1/4 black & 1/4 white in both America & India, how does one relate to their environment when it's unsure of them? This is Jane.'s task, the personal expression of identity both within & without cultural context. It's in this conflict that Jane. plays out the theater of his music; to belong, or to be the Other? No wonder the ocean is Raj's muse. Jane.'s music reaches the listener with disregard for optics. As long as the music finds you, as long as the ocean exists, there is always the potential to be moved, to be taken out to the sea of imagination upon a wave.

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COVID POLICY

We will follow all state and local Covid-19 guidelines in place at the time of each show. Proof of full vaccination or negative Covid-19 test may be required for entry. Some events may have additional measures put in place by the performers. Please make sure to check back here before attending as policies are subject to change. No refunds will be given, all sales are final.


An oasis below the Crystal

The little sister of the historic Crystal Ballroom, Lola's Room is located on the second floor, directly below the Crystal. If you're a fan of DJ'd dance events, raging local rock showcases or intimate seated performances, then take a moment and bookmark this page.

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A night at Lola's Room should always include a stop by Ringlers Pub or Ringlers Annex, where the vibe will fit your mood -- great pub fare, handcrafted beverages, engaging conversation, a good pool game, a rowdy party or a groovy DJ in a dimmed setting.

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