Sunday December 7 @ 8pm
Wow! Hey! What a show! Come join us at the 119 Gallery for a fantastic night of music from some fantastic bands. There is no cover charge at the door, however if you could bring a few dollars to support our friends from PA that would be great. We’ll also be running a canned food drive, so 2 pieces of canned or non-perishable food are mandatory to get in. All proceeds will be going to the Merrimack Valley Food Pantry. This is a community art space, so please respect the art that may be on the walls or else where in the venue. Most importantly, don’t be a CONE HEAD!
Slingshot Dakota (Bethlehem PA)
One of Topshelf Records’ best acts to date. Fantastic indie, emo punk that the whole family can enjoy!
Petal (Scranton PA)
Newcomers to Boston indie label, Run for Cover Records, Petal is a rad gang of guys and dolls who produce awesome indie rock, an act that should not be missed.
Choke Up (Boston MA)
One of Boston’s favorite punk bands, Choke Up will literally kick your ass with their music. Put your dancin’ shoes on for these boys.
Hold Ups (Milford NH)
Local favorites are gonna warm your toes right up for the rest of these rad bands. Some classic melodic hardcore pop punk for your little ear drums.
Produced by Vick
Tuesday December 2
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday – a day to celebrate generosity. Around the world, people will be volunteering, donating, and doing good deeds in their communites. What do you plan to do? Start by spreading the word about this wonderful holiday! Tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
You can help out & by donating to 119 Gallery here. Why? XFest is right around the corner!
All donations will be greatly appriciated
“The Holy Hipness of Jack Kerouac”
October 10 – November 22, 2014
Reception Sunday, October 12, 7pm
Cat de Leon, “The Word”
Check out more photos on Facebook!
After celebrating Kerouac in poetry and spoken word for many years, 119 Gallery is excited to host a multi-media installation about the poet, by Lynn artist Cat de Leon, opening October 10th. As part of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival weekend (October 9-13th), de Leon pays tribute to one of New England’s finest writers with her show “Up You Go, Little Smoke – ‘The Holy Hipness of Jack Kerouac.’” On display will be a number of large collages, several triptychs, art on window frames, charcoal portraits, aged photos mounted on metal, assemblages, and an audio collage.
Kerouac and his Beat cohorts left us their words, which still resonate with the artist, and his readers. After immersing themselves in de Leon’s spiritual offering, encompassing painting, collage, sound and more, gallery visitors will have more than words to call to mind the next time Kerouac’s name is evoked in Lowell. They will have the recall of a full sensory broadside, and perhaps feel a bit of the rapture of the artist and her subject. “Up You Go, Little Smoke” opens October 10th and runs through November 1st.
The reception takes place during LCK! Weekend, on Sunday October 12th at 7pm. During the reception, Kerouac’s unique blend of the spoken word, connected to the beat of jazz musicians, will be celebrated with a special performance by his friend and collaborator David Amram.
Friday- Saturday November 21-22 6:30pm
Since 2009 Lowell Massachusetts’ one day band swap! Again this year will be held at 119 Gallery.
Doin’ It Together Fest brings together musicians from all over New England for one weekend. The challenge is to write new music with people you have never been in a band with before. We are looking for new musicians this year! Fill out our online form for registration: https://stephlak.wufoo.com/forms/doin-it-together-fest/
Friday November 21st is when the band rosters will be released, come to 119 Gallery from 7pm to 9pm and meet your bandmates. This is a great opportunity to brainstorm ideas for your project and figure out practice times for the next day! This year we will give a free DITF tee-shirt to each band member that can make part of Friday evening. We will also have an open mic and refreshments will be served.
Saturday November 22nd is the busiest day of all! Meet with your bandmates at the predetermined practice space at the time you agreed on. You have all day to write 25 minutes of music. We ask that you meet back at 119 Gallery by 6:30pm for a free dinner and to check in. The lineup for the show will be available at 6:30pm. The show will begin around 8pm.
We hope to film all the bands this year and make this the biggest and best DITF yet!
Tuesday November 18 8pm
Sometimes there’s some Speed Trials, but, Oh WOW, it’s a special treat, OJ!
OJ [Worcester magic]
Speed Trials [Lowell good stuff]
Oh Wow [Lowell’s magic]
Spend your night at 119 Gallery, with these three bands. Nope, don’t miss it!
Doors at 8pm, we’ll be starting at 8:30.
Cover art by Mr Ben Frassa of Lowell MA. Produced by Stephanie.
Sunday November 16th 1:00pm
We’re making 119 GALLERY & DOIN’ IT TOGETHER FEST tee shirts!
Bring down your tote bags, gym shorts and pillow cases, we’ll screen print A BIG 119 right on them. A great way to snazz up any outfit.
ALSO collecting old T-SHIRTS!! This is a great time to drop them off. In fact this IS the day to do it.
FOOD, DRINKS and we’ll stream your favorite songs. Come hang out!
Friday November 14 8pm, donations much appreciated!
The Othermen: [New York NY]
Max Frechette – guitar, vocals
Kayla Asbell – organ, vocals
Oweinama Biu – bass, baritone guitar, organ, vocals
Sean O’connell – drums, vocals
Sound here and video here.
The Lonely Machines: [Lowell MA]
Joe Downes-Berry – guitar, vocals
Jeff Sullivan – bass, vocals
Jesse Stiglich – drums
Coven: [Lowell MA]
Drew, Mike, Faye, Gel and Zach
Sound here and video here.
Durt Dog: [Lowell MA]
Sean-O, Thump, Bdon, Rope Swing Man, Totes, Morrie, Alex McIntosh, Captain Crazy J & Sir Adam
Produced by Ben Raymond & Vick a little bit maybe?
Thursday Nov 13 8pm
Devil Eyes: [Vancouver BC, Montreal QC]
Matt – guitar
Emily-Jane – bass
Tomas – drums
Sound here and video here.
LINDA: [Lowell, Worcester MA]
Stephanie Marie Germaine – electronics
Anthony Richerdz – vocals
Abdul Sherzai – electronics
BopAnts: [Manchester, Nashua NH, Lowell MA]
Marc Bisson – guitar
Stephanie Marie Germaine – vocals
Heather Noecker – guitar
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
Loup-Garou: [Vancouver BC, MA]
Emily-Jane – drums
Walter Wright – electronics
Set times –
8:00pm – doors
8:30pm – BopAnts
9:15pm – Loup-Garou
10:00pm – Devil Eyes
10:45pm – LINDA
Produced by Walter and Matt.
Tuesday November 11 6pm
Sponsored by Coalition for a Better Acre and Merrimack Valley Time Exchange.
Join MVTE members for a pre-holiday community potluck and community swap. Bring a dish to share and pass on your gently used:
* Clothing (Children’s or Adult’s)
* Kitchen Items
* etc …
to your fellow community members. Trade your old items for things you can use!
This event is open to all members of the community and will be child friendly so feel free to bring friends and family!
MVTE members earn 2.5 hours for attending and up to one bonus hour if a guest signs up for the exchange!
MVTE coordinator Joy Mosenfelder will bring her seasonal favorite – Apple Cider Brined Turkey with made-from-scratch gravy and stuffing.
Thursday October 30 8pm, donations welcomed!
“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”
Rob Jacobs – solo guitar, voice (maybe electronics) [Chicago IL]
Muyassar Kurdi – solo autoharp, voice, electronics [Chicago IL]
Muyassar Kurdi & Rob Jacobs Tour info here.
Gay Shapes: [Worcester MA]
Mickey, Joe & Abdul – electronics
Sound here and video here.
Gaby Lash – solo guitar, voice [Lowell MA]
Germaine Wright: [Lowell MA]
Stephanie – electronics, voice, cassettes
Walter – amplified drumkit
Produced by Walter.