XBOP + Tatsuya Nakatani + Kobold + Duo Tyto Alba

Saturday September 13 8pm, $5 suggested donation


XBOP: [New York NY]
Will Arvo – piano
Daniel Carter – sax, trumpet & more
Jon Roberds – bass
Brandon Miller – drums
Sound here.
Tatsuya Nakatani – solo percussion [Easton PA]
Video here.
Kobold: [Boston MA]
Tom Plsek, trombone
Steve Norton, reeds
Laurence Cook, percussion
Duo Tyto Alba: [Boston MA] (TBC)
Matt Samolis – flute
Thadd Comstock – 7-string, microtonal guitar
Sound here.

“I am a musician and visual artist. Each of these disciplines for me helps articulate and inform the other. I am not particularly interested in creating some conceptual ideal, but rather a music/art that reflects and captures a truthful human experience and life. I try to create a balance between form and the awareness of the sensual, spiritual, and the ordinary.”
~ Will Arvo, XBOP

“I have been playing a drumset since I was a teenager. Over the past decade, my sound has evolved by viewing and reforming music from different angles. I have gradually developed my own way of constructing sound; my sound is the story teller of my life. I make sound by controlling MA, at the appropriate moment. MA is a Japanese word meaning space, distance or silence. I have found that MA compliments sound itself. I am an acoustic sound artist using the above method to create my sound.”
~ Tatsuya Nakatani

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August 2014, 119 Gallery Update

119 Gallery is not the place. It’s the community.

lifeasartLife is Art is Life is … 2009, Patrick Pierce &  Claire Elizabeth Barratt.

Dear 119 Gallery members, friends, and fans:

119 Gallery is excited to embrace… Change. As an innovative organization that promotes emerging art and artists, we have always had our eye on the future. Like individuals, organizations grow and change. 119 Gallery has moved before. We continue to EVOLVE– 911 Gallery > 119 Gallery > Indy > Boston > Lowell… What’s next?— 119 Gallery will be leaving its Chelmsford Street location. Continue reading

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our members look good together!

Members’ Exhibition, 2014
Tuesday-Saturday July 16-August 9
Reception: Friday August 1, 6pm


Left to right: Dan Rocha/Steve Kinney, Dian Hosmer/Mary W. Hart

See a sampling of old and new members — in new combinations!

Reed Altemus, Kristen Angelos, Ellen Band, Marc Bisson, Rick Breault, Alexandria Drouin, Mary W. Hart, Tom Hart, Brian Hogue, Dian Hosmer, Steve Kinney, Stephanie Lak, Brett Mason, Ben Miller, Bethany Peck, Dan Rocha, Coleman Rogers, Darcy Schultz, Shawna  Spady, Emile Tobenfeld, Jeffu Warmouth, Denise Warren, Ellen Wetmore, Elaine Wood, Walter Wright, Dei Xhrist

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Imagine, Design, Build!

July 7-August 15, Ages 5-12


Imagine, Design, Build!
Affordable multi-disciplinary art, music and technology summer classes for kids. Classes and Workshops that provide children with the resources to explore, learn and create in a fun, engaging art environment.

Classes and Workshops run July 7 – August 15 with morning and afternoon sessions a few days each week, see our Calendar.

Class and Workshop descriptions here Ages 5–7, Ages 8–12, Under 5 playgroup and art makers.

Classes and Workshops are led by artist, musician, and child care specialist Stephanie Lak. Additional staff and guest presenters will be listed on the the class schedule as confirmed. For more information visit our FAQ page!

Classes are $20 (parent must be present)
Workshops, full-day, are $30 (parent must be present)
  with lunch add $7
  with drop-off add $20 for one class, for full-day add $40

Package Deals: (recommended!)
Option 1– 3 classes – Sign up for 2 classes and your third is 50% off all fees! This includes 50% off the cost of drop-off care. Save up to $25.00 per child!
Option 2–10 classes – Sign up for ten classes of your choice for only $150. Lunch and drop -off care included! With a savings of up to $350 per child!

Scholarships and discounts will be awarded to those who would like to attend but may not have the funds. If this sounds like you and your child, please fill out the form here.

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Lowell First Thursday

Thursday August 7 5pm


Members’ Exhibition, old and new members — in new combinations!

Reed Altemus, Kristen Angelos, Ellen Band, Marc Bisson, Rick Breault, Alexandria Drouin, Mary W. Hart, Tom Hart, Brian Hogue, Dian Hosmer, Steve Kinney, Stephanie Lak, Brett Mason, Ben Miller, Bethany Peck, Dan Rocha, Coleman Rogers, Darcy Schultz, Shawna Spady, Emile Tobenfeld, Jeffu Warmouth, Denise Warren, Ellen Wetmore, Elaine Wood, Walter Wright, Dei Xhrist

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California Cousins + Jeff Bernoth + Knock Over City + Mr Fahrenheit

Tuesday August 5 8pm, donations appreciated!


California Cousins: [Rochester, NY]
Jordan Serrano – bass, vocals
Casey Sanders – guitar
Christian Ortiz – guitar. vocals
Juan Ortiz – drums
Sound here.
Jeff Bernoth [Lowell, MA]- guitar, vocals
Knock Over City: [Wilmington, MA]
Nunzio DiBenedetto – guitar, vocals
Joey Campbell – drums, bass
Sound here.
Mr Fahrenheit: [Billerica, MA]
Jimmy Carvalho – guitar, vocals
Brian Babineau – vocals
Rachel Covel – bass
Joby Burgett – drums
Sound here.

Produced by Vicky Belakhov

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Long Summer Daze Music Marathon

Saturday August 2 3-10pm, donations for visiting bands!


BBQ, lemonade making contest, ALL DAY ACTIVITIES! Will we get Mike Dailey into a dunk tank for real this year?


5:00 Cave Cricket: [Bronx NY]
Kira Sassano – 6-string tenor ukulele, Shruti Box, voice, percussion
Kevin Yankou – glockenspiel, percussion
Steve Yankou – cello, piano, percussion
Natasha Jacobs – guitar, voice, harmonium, percussion
Sound here.
5:30 Bats from Pogo: [Salem, Lowell MA]
Bewitched aka Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Bothered aka Walter Wright – electron eeks, purr cushion
Bemildred aka Stephanie Lak – all manner ‘o Steph Stuph
6:00 Ted Nyugent: [Philadelphia PA]
Mike McGilloway – either drums or bass or guitar
Travis Arterburn – either drums or bass or guitar
Kian Sorouri – either drums or bass or guitar
Sound here.
6:30 John Glancy [Boston MA] – solo samples, percussion, vocals
7:00 Humminbird aka Muyassar Kurdi [Chicago IL]
7:30pm Patrick Shaughnessy [Boston MA] – poetry
“Patrick S. is a poet and a former member of Lowell punk band The Sinbusters. He recently released the Sinbusters video game, Punk Pilot. He will be presenting poetry from his recent book, Her Name Was Not Brighton.”
8:00 Morning Arms: [Chicago IL]
Chris Cortez – vocals, bass
Grant Kettering – vocals, guitar
Victoria Ross – vocals
Gregory Michael “Pong” Szczotka – drums
Ian Young – guitar, percussion
Claire Watkins – violin
8:30 No One And The Somebodies: [Westchester NY]
Brian, Steve, Kevin, and Bobby Yankou
Sounds here.
9:00 FISTinc. Presents::Schedule the Spirit in Your Heart:: Summer Solstice Streamlining. Anthony Richards, Ali Reid
9:30 Egg, Eggs!: [Western MA ]
D.B. Russell – lead vocals, sinful synths, metal sled
Brett Robinson – bass, guitar, electronics, backup archivist
Sound here.
10:00 Angela Sawyer? [Cambridge MA]
Could get Weirdo!
Video here.
10:30 Lak Richardz Sherzai: [Worcester, Lowell MA]
Stephanie Lak – drum ‘n bass ‘n electronics
Anthony Richardz – vocals
Abdul H Sherzai – electronics
“The subtle usurper is dapperly draped in a resilient vermilion”
Sounds here and here.

Produced by Stephanie Lak.

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Lowell Folk Festival Weekend at 119 Gallery

Friday-Saturday July 25-26 8pm, donations welcomed!



KBD Trio: [Toledo OH]
Michael Kimaid – drums, electronics
Gabriel Beam – modular synthesizer, lap steel guitar
Ryan Dohm – horns, circuit bent electronics
Sound here.
Lacks Swafford – words & music [Portland ME]
Video here.
Demos Fujiwara Duo: [Wells ME, Haverhill MA]
Kit Demos – upright bass, electronics
Junko Fujiwara – cello
Bats From Pogo: [Salem, Lowell MA]
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Walter Wright – drums
Stephanie Lak – audio paraphernalia

Luczak Bers Morelli Trio: [Hudson Valley NY]
Matt Luczak – drums
Jonas Bers – electronics, analog video
Andrew Morelli – modular synth
Braman Gray Hobbs Rabson Quartet: [Boston MA]
Winston Braman – electric bass
Luther Gray – drums
Jim Hobbs – alto sax
Mimi Rabson – cello
Dave Seidel – electronics
Walter Wight – drums
i’d m Theftable – guest beard
Ryan Scott – many, many keyboards [Fitchburg MA]
Eric Treehouse – guitar, vocals
Harmoos aka Will Hendrickson – guitar, vocals
The Michael Character – guitar, vocals
Video here.

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Ry Ry From Tokyo + Ablutions + Alto Jeffro + Robotmonkeyarm

Saturday July 19 8pm, donations welcome


Ry Ry From Tokyo
is Ryan Scott – so many keyboards [Fitchburg MA]
Sounds here.
Ablutions – harsh noise duo from [Amherst MA]
Alto Jeffro aka Jeffrey Gallagher – solo whatever [Leominster MA]
Video here ???
Robotmonkeyarm aka Ryan Baker – audio iconoclasty [Andover MA]
Sounds here.

lineup -
  7:30pm – doors
  8:30pm – Alto Jefro
  9:15pm – Ablutions
10:00pm – Ry Ry From Tokyo
10:45pm – Robotmonkeyarm

Produced by 119 Gallery

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BIG MESS + Arlen + Gelineau Lak Pensado + Gaius & Cenobia + Resonate Stone

Friday July 18 8pm, donations much appreciated!


BIG MESS: [Lowell MA]
Nick, Olivia & another Nick – guitar, bass & drums
Sounds here.
Arlen: [Lowell MA]
Paul Kenney – guitar, vocals
Breton Lefebvre – guitar, vocals |
Justin Shariat – bass |
Andy Bechtol – drums
Sounds here.
Gelineau Lak Pensado: [Holyoke, Salem & Lowell MA]
Jenifer Gelineau – violin
Stephanie Lak – audio paraphrenalia
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Gaius & Cenobia: [Beverly MA]
Liam Beaudoin & Alex “Todd” D’alfonso – bass & drums
Video here.
Resonate Stone – soundscapes [Jamaica Plain MA]

  7:30pm – doors
  8:30pm – Gaius & Cenobia
  9:00pm – Resonate Stone
  9:30pm – BIG MESS
10:00pm – Gelineau Lak Pensado
10:30pm – Arlen

Produced by 119 Gallery.

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