Oh Wow + OJ + Speed Trials

Tuesday November 18 8pm

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Sometimes there’s some Speed Trials, but, Oh WOW, it’s a special treat, OJ!

OJ [Worcester magic]
Sounds here.
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Speed Trials [Lowell good stuff]
Sound here.
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Oh Wow [Lowell’s magic]
Sound here.

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.

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SCREEN PRINTING PARTY

Sunday November 16th 1:00pm

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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!

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UML MEISA Show

Friday November 14 8pm, donations much appreciated!

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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.
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The Lonely Machines: [Lowell MA]
Joe Downes-Berry – guitar, vocals
Jeff Sullivan – bass, vocals
Jesse Stiglich – drums
Sound here.
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Coven: [Lowell MA]
Drew, Mike, Faye, Gel and Zach
Sound here and video here.
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Durt Dog: [Lowell MA]
Sean-O, Thump, Bdon, Rope Swing Man, Totes, Morrie, Alex McIntosh, Captain Crazy J & Sir Adam
Sound here.

Produced by Ben Raymond & Vick a little bit maybe?

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Devil Eyes + LINDA + BopAnts + Loup-Garou

Thursday Nov 13 8pm

Devil Eyes: [Vancouver BC, Montreal QC]
Matt – guitar
Emily-Jane – bass
Tomas – drums
Sound here and video here.
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LINDA: [Lowell, Worcester MA]
 
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Stephanie Marie Germaine – electronics
Anthony Richerdz – vocals
Abdul Sherzai – electronics
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BopAnts: [Manchester, Nashua NH, Lowell MA]
Marc Bisson – guitar
Stephanie Marie Germaine – vocals
Heather Noecker – guitar
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
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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.

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Potluck and Community Swap!

Tuesday November 11 6pm

Sponsored by Coalition for a Better Acre and Merrimack Valley Time Exchange.

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Join MVTE members for a pre-holiday community potluck and community swap. Bring a dish to share and pass on your gently used:
* Books
* Games
* Toys
* 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.

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Jacobs + Kurdi + Gay Shapes + Lash + Germaine Wright

Thursday October 30 8pm, donations welcomed!

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“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.”
~ Rumi

Rob Jacobs – solo guitar, voice (maybe electronics) [Chicago IL]
Sound here.
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Muyassar Kurdi – solo autoharp, voice, electronics [Chicago IL]
Sounds here.
Muyassar Kurdi & Rob Jacobs Tour info here.
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Gay Shapes: [Worcester MA]
Mickey, Joe & Abdul – electronics
Sound here and video here.
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Gaby Lash – solo guitar, voice [Lowell MA]
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Germaine Wright: [Lowell MA]
Stephanie – electronics, voice, cassettes
Walter – amplified drumkit
Sounds here.

Produced by Walter.

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LMNo + Germaine Wright

Saturday October 25 8pm, donations appreciated!

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LMNo: [New York NY, Medford MA]
Lucio Menegon – guitar
Steve Norton – reeds, electronics, percussion
Sound here.
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Germaine Wright Duo: [Lowell MA]
Stephanie Marie Germaine – voice, electronics, cassettes
Walter Wright – electronics, drums
Sound here.

Lucio Menegon is a composer, improviser and sonic artist that freely mingles angular riffs, subtle sounds and sheer noise with fucking awesome in-free-fall after jumping out of a balloon capsule at the edge of space guitar work.

His dynamic style is rooted in old blues, punk rock, surf and spaghetti western soundtracks with forays into ambient textural spaces informing a fusion of modern improvisation and traditional song structure. This gigantic mess is brought to life through various projects, performance personas and sideman work that range from avant garde improvisation to melodic based song composition.

“You owe it to yourself to go check out this amazing and truly unique guitarist. He has chops, he has wicked control over his timbre, he’s innovative, he’s edgy, he’s humorous…really, one of the more impressive experimental sets I’ve heard in a long while, and I play experimental festivals A LOT!!!”
~ Rick Walker, Santa Cruz CA

“Morricone composing surf music on Laudnum…performed at a secret opium den in the basement of CBGB’s”
~ Craig Clevenger, cyber-punk author

Produced by Walter.

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Thollem Electric w/ Jill Burton + Andrea Pensado + Las Pollas

Wednesday October 21 8pm, donations appreciated

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Thollem Electric – electric piano [NM]
Video here.
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Jill Burton – voice [FL]
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Andrea Pensado – solo noise piano [Salem MA]
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Las Pollas: [Holyoke, Salem, Lowell MA]
Jenifer Gelineau – violin
Stephanie Marie Germaine – voice, electronics
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop

Another exceptional evening featuring nationally recognized sound artists and local improvisers. Thollem began studying piano at the age of 5. At 14, he began teaching and authoring his own compositions. Shortly after he graduated with degrees in piano performance and composition from San Jose State University, the Gulf War began. He abandoned the academy in his 20s to pursue direct political action. Eventually he merged these concerns, using music and performance at protests to draw attention to pertinent issues. Eventually he resumed his professional music career on [his] own terms, integrating his … political ideologies into his compositions and performances. He is constantly in motion, playing solo concerts, concerts with various groups—both established and ad hoc—and leading workshops and clinics.

“Thollem dives headlong into fascinating unforeseen and bold musical adventures that make him one of the most interesting pianists of the current improvised music genre…the result is the natural consequence of being intrinsically eclectic at heart.”?
~ Eduardo Chagas, TomaJazz, Portugal

“Thollem welds elements of jazz, blues and classical music into a mighty tower of song, then shatters his construct with the breathless bull-rush of a mystic improviser.”
~ The River Front Times, St Louis

Jill Burton is an American improviser, extended vocalist, dancer, performance artist and energy worker. Noted as one of the great foundation improvisors of America, she is also known for incorporating spiritual healing with improvised performance. Active in the American improv scene since the early 1970s, she has lived and worked all over the country, including a ten-year stint in the 1980s as part of the downtown East Village experimental arts community, and six years in Sitka, Alaska, where she worked with Tlingit storytellers providing musical accompaniment for their healing stories. Burton is unusual for a musician in that her work is ephemeral, in-the-moment, and therefore recordings of her work are rare.

“Jill Burton brings her voice and physical form as the two main tools of her trade. Her bio includes training in ballet and classical music at an early age, while having quickly developed an affinity for improvising in performance. Ms. Burton was a witness and participant in the profound cultural and interdisciplinary possibilities of the 1980?s arts renaissance that blossomed out of the then near-apocalyptic urban collapse and wholly non-commercial NYC/Lower East Side scene.”
~Matt Gorney, Avant Music News

Produced by Stephanie Marie Germaine.

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everyone except Me + Judy Chong + Gaby Lash + Joan Smith + Coven

Tuesday October 14 8pm, donations welcome!

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everyone except Me: [Philadelphia PA]
Michelle Antisocial – guitar, vocals
Sound here.
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Judy Chong: [Lowell MA]
guitar, ukelele, vocals
Sound here.
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Gaby Lash: [Lowell MA]
guitar, vocals
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Joan Smith: [Boston MA]
guitar, vocals
Sound here.
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Coven: [Lowell MA]
Drew- bass
Mike- guitar, vocals
Faye- guitar, vocals
Gel- vocals
Zach- drums
Sound here.

Produced by Vicky.

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killer BOB + Couches + Durt Dog + Dailey Wright Duo

Sunday, October 12 8pm

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killer BOB [NYC]
Sound here.
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Durt Dog [Lowell MA]
Sound http://durtdogtheband.bandcamp.com/.
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Dailey Wright Duo: [Lowell]
Michael F Dailey Jr & Walter Wright – drums & attitude

1pm – COBRA Open Rehearsal at 119 Gallery
4pm – BBQ at Wilder Zangcraft
8pm – Bands at Wilder Zangcraft

Produced by Travis, Olivia and Walter

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