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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Florist

TUE OCT 24

Show 8:00pm
Doors 7:30pm

all ages

$12/adv $14/day of

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If Blue Could Be Happiness is the second full length album from soft-synthesizer-folk band Florist. It is an observation of change; a full color memory album. It is both a goodbye to a past life and a declaration of great love to a new one. A long mourning song for the death of a mother, and a quiet celebration of the endless struggle that is being alive. Recorded by the band during May of 2017 in an Upstate New York schoolhouse very near to where songwriter Emily Sprague spent her childhood and where the band originated. The final track of the record, “Red Bird”, was written and recorded by Emily on the day before her mother died unexpectedly in March of 2017. The song remains in demo form on the album just as she had heard it.

Keeper

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Keeper is the bedroom pop project of Marissa Lorusso, which is sometimes undertaken as a solo effort and sometimes includes close friends and collaborators. Keeper has released two EPs: Fawn, a self-released solo EP Lorusso released in 2015; and Salting, a full-band EP featuring Matt Lewicki on synth and Sam Piercy on guitar, released in August 2017 on Sad Cactus Records. Keeper has played along the east coast with bands like Eskimeaux, Japanese Breakfast, Horse Jumper of Love, and Florist. Keeper's music is confessional, sparse, and honest; The Grey Estates says it's sounds like "you've accidentally stumbled upon a long hidden diary or a secret note passed among friends.

Luray

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Luray creates strange and lovely bedfellows of sound – banjo layered over ambient sounds make up this once bluegrass-picking songwriter’s approach to making music. The end result is somewhere between the likes of Iron & Wine and Emmylou Harris. Luray’s debut album The Wilder was called "beautifully lush” by Bob Boilen of NPR. Luray has been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered, Daytrotter, WXPN, and Mountain Stage and has been reviewed by the Washington Post, CMT Edge, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and Utne Reader. Luray is based in Richmond, Virginia and their second album will be released soon.