Love American/ Dead End Alaska
|Sat 22||Tour cancelled: Siddhartha|
|Fri 28||Weakness/ Laika/ Jimshorts/ Mids|
|Sat 29||Joey Molinaro - Grind Violin|
|Thu 04||Independence from Independence Day! with Rubric/ Stonechat/ HappyDaze|
|Mon 08||Second Greatest Dad Ever|
|Wed 10||Lover's Speed|
|Thu 11||Lion House/ Mids/ Wolftalk|
|Fri 12||Glenn Jones/ HappyDaze|
|Sun 14||Toasted Plastic / Stonechat|
|Mon 15||Our Daily Fix (NY)/|
|Tue 23||JOINT CHIEFS OF MATH/ Boarefleaked|
|Thu 25||KBD (improvisaton from Toledo, OH)|
|Sat 27||Other Colors|
|Fri 02||Secret Smoker (LA)/ Coma Regalia (IN)/ Hank (Champaign)/ Anodes|
|Sat 03||Heir/ Strangers Now/|
|Sun 04||Wreck and Reference/ Our Lady|
|Sun 04||Orchestrating Diversity Urban Youth Orchestra Summer Concert 3:00 pm|
|Mon 05||Frameworks (Mn)|
|Wed 14||Voyage in Coma|
|Fri 16||Small Steps/ Best Witches|
Acoustic Folk Awesomeness
posted by Katie Connor
2013 Jun 10th, a MondayKansas City singer-songwriters Doby Watson and Margo May will be performing at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center this Monday, June 10th.
Currently on a one week tour of the Midwest, Doby Watson and Margo May will perform songs from their recently released seven track album, Watson & May. Together, they’ve created beautifully haunting acoustic-folk songs that make this show a must see.
In addition to their new album, both Watson and May have released their own solo work. For the past decade, Watson has toured and released his own eclectic folk music. His album catalogue includes Nine Songs and Twenty Two. May was a season nine American Idol contestant. After being eliminated in the group rounds, she continued to pursue music and has had songs featured on MTV.
To check out Doby Watson and the Watson & May album, click this link: Watson and May
To view May’s material, click here
Political Action and Art, sign us up.
posted by Tom Hill
2013 Jun 9th, a SundayThis June, Jeffrey Young and Paul Pinto, members of thingNY, are going on a seventeen-city "Election Tour for a Stranger America" with their absurdly titled work, Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots, Run for Public Office on a Platform of Swift and Righteous Immigration Reform, Lots of Jobs, and a Healthy Environment: An Opera by Paul Pinto and Jeffrey Young, and June 11 is the stop in St. Louis here at LNAC, along with opera work by LNAC's Mark Sarich, and Dave Stone Trio. Created in 2011 as a parody of contemporary politics and politicians, the half-hour piece focuses on issues of immigration and national identity. Jeffrey Young and Paul Pinto collaboratively created the text, music, and staging, scoring the piece for their own voices, violin, percussion, a turntable, and lots of cardboard boxes. In instrumental music alternates with sung and spoken words, zany and humorous topical quips alternate with personal, pointed critiques of the political zeitgeist, fully notated sections merge into structured musical and textual improvisations, and tonal harmonies mix with less traditional musical effects.
Building on the Brecht’s notion of epic theater, “In Whose Interest” marks a series of spoken narrative operas begun in 1997. In these works, Sarich sought to merge avant-garde electronics, free improvisation, text as music, and political narrative, pointing at inconsistencies and deficiencies in our socio political system. In Whose Interest references a quote from the roman historian Cicero, who recommended that if you sought the source of a social inequity you ask the question “Cui Bono” (who benefits)? The opera will layer musique concerte electronics with free jazz improvisation, accessible narratives, and opaque composed texts.
The next artist you know very well. But if not, the Dave Stone Trio has been a staple of the St. Louis jazz scene for over 15 years. Dave Stone himself was performing within the lively-acoustic walls of the LNAC at its beginning, nearly 20 years ago.
Weirdo, Avant. Just Incredible.
posted by Tom Hill
2013 May 6th, a MondayThe Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center is proud to present Ulan Bator (from Paris, France), Wei Zhongle, and Nathalie Forget on May 9th.
Ulan Bator is an Avant-Rock, four piece band that hails from Paris, France. Formed in 1993 by Amaury Cambuzat, who is also a member of the legendary German band Faust, Ulan Bator has toured all throughout Europe and has had past singles featured extensively on EU MTV. They continue to have numerous guest members including James Johnston (Gallon Drunk, Lydia Lunch, Bad Seeds) and most recently Nathalie Forget (Ondes Martenot, Radiohead). Michael Gira, of Swans fame and Young God Records, praises Ulan Bator as “one of the best french bands in the past 300 years”. Currently on their first ever U.S tour, Ulan Bator will release their new L.P En France/En Trance on May 27th, 2013.
Wei Zhongle are an experimental rock band from Carbondale, Illinois. Founded by Rob Jacobs (Rob Jacobs Ensemble), Wei Zhongle pushes the boundaries of music by combining various world music sounds with heavy eastern influences and nonlinear lyrics. Their third album, Raised High/Brought Low, was recently released on April 13th.
Nathalie Forget is an installation artist and currently a member of Ulan Bator. Nathalie’s performance, Kiss on a Mexican Stone, incorporates the Ondes Martenot, sheep wool, and obsidian stone. She uses sheep as a symbol because it not only represents the religious symbol of sacrifice, but a mystical symbol as well as an image of softness, warmth, and love.
by Katie Connor
posted by Tom Hill
2013 Feb 21st, a ThursdayAs much as we hate to do it, the disastrous conditions of the roadways due to Jack Frost's nipping rage has forced us to cancel tonight's show with Nathan Leigh, HappyDaze, Zagk Gibbons, and Alex Sims . Please, everyone, stay safe, warm, and kind.
To offer a consolation for this cancellation, I give a video from Sleepyhead's set a few weeks ago.
posted by Tom Hill
2012 Dec 31st, a MondayThe xNYEx tradition continues as we bring together the most DIY minded and best friends we have to celebrate the the year past, new year to come, and all the friendships to be had.
As always, all are invited to stay at the Lemp through the night to keep off of the roads and to have a place to sleep if you are coming from out of town.
Arrive early for food and conversation. We will start the night off at 8 PM with Instrument, the document about Fugazi. This movie tells a beautiful story about the band and why they did what they did. Instrument
Mids (former Badgerhunt)
There might be some surprise additions, so be prepared.
At midnight, we will toast with sparkling grape juice.
Of course, this will be $5 and all ages.