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POSTPONED: Friday, March 13th: Susan Alcorn / Emily Robb

This event is postponed until  the fall.  Stay safe, everyone!

Friday, March 13th, 7:00pm
Open Mouth Records Presents:
Susan Alcorn & Emily Robb

Susan Alcorn
One of the world’s premiere exponents of her instrument, Susan Alcorn has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in country music. Having first paid her dues in Texas country & western bands, she began to expand the vocabulary of her instrument through her study of 20th century classical music, visionary jazz, and world musics.

Though known as for her solo work, she has collaborated with numerous artists including Pauline Oliveros, Chris Cutler, the London Improvisors Orchestra, the Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ingrid Laubrock and Leila Bourdreuil, George Burtm Evan Parker, Michael Formanek, Zane Campbell, and Mary Halvorson among others.

In 2016, she was voted "Best Other Instrument" by the International Critics Poll. In 2017 she received the Baker Artist Award, and in 2018, along with saxophonist Joe McPhee, she was the recipient of the Instant Award in Improvised Music.

The UK Guardian writes, “As an improvisor and composer, Alcorn has proven to be visionary. Her pieces reveal the complexity of her instrument and her musical experience while never straying from a very direct, intense, and personal musical expression.”
Her latest release Soledad is available from Relative Pitch Records
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Emily Robb
a Philadelphia based musician who works predominantly with guitar. She has recently begun performing as a solo act. Her repetitive and primal song forms are created through loops, pedals, and basic vocal phrases. Emily collaborates with several other musicians and records at her studio in South Philadelphia, Suddenly Studios. Her previous bands include Lantern, Myrrias, Louie Louie, Storks and Cold Hands. Astute Palate, her band with David Nance, Dan Provenzano and Richie Charles, has an album forthcoming on the Richie Records/Petty Bunco label.

$10 suggested
byo drinks & snax
doors at 7, music at 8

Summer 2020 Open Mouth Records music series at Brickbat

Open Mouth Records has planned an excellent series of shows at the shop for this summer!  Keep an eye out for more information about each of these events.

Event: February 29th -- Liz Durette / Jason Carr


Open Mouth Records Presents:
Liz Durette & Jason Carr
Saturday, February 29th

Liz Durette
keyboardist and improviser in Baltimore, MD. She's out with a new LP titled "Delight", new old sounds on a crazy keyboard. Lots of flute, bell, and trumpet sounds, totally insane sounds like parlour music or a calliope, lots of melodies, cracked up and expanded. Dually rooted in classical and free music. It's very beautiful and really something to see live!
"GENIUS!" Byron Coley
" ... an intriguing, unorthodox improviser unlike most of her contemporaries." Ian Forsythe Dusted Magazine
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Jason Carr
Jason Carr is a composer, pianist, and music theorist. He is a fixture of Philadelphia's experimental electronic music landscape. In his debut EP Athletic (Great Circles, 2018), he exhibits his left-field approach to rhythm, harmony, and melody - always with a strong emphasis on musical narrative. Since 2009, his synthesizer work in _moonraker and Prefix Moniker has featured his boldest and most personal work. Over the past ten years, Jason's writing and performance has focused increasingly on the role of overarching narrative in avant-garde music; seemingly random and chaotic moments are constantly refigured into a larger musical statement.

$10 suggested
byo drinks & snax
doors at 7, music at 8

Event: February 28th -- Ezra Feinberg / Jordan Perry / The Acoustic Lidders


Friday, February 28th, 7:00pm

The Acoustic Lidders
[It's the Heavy Lidders Quartet, but, you know, acoustic]
Jeffrey Alexander (Dire Wolves) guitar/vocal, Jesse Sheppard (Elkhorn) bass, Drew Gardner (Elkhorn) lead guitar, Scott Verrastro (Bardo Pond) drums.
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Jordan Perry Virginia-based guitarist
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Ezra Feinberg Brooklyn-based guitarist

$10 suggested / BYOB