Knifefight 7:00 PM
An artist talks series of events hosted by A.P. Smith of KnifeFight.org
This evening features Tod Seelie, Rebecca Smeyne, & Maxim Ryazansky presenting and discussing their photography.
Boy Genius w/Mr. Ray Neal (of Miracle Legion) 9:00 PM
Brooklyn based Boy Genius creates anthemic, jangly pop music highlighted by lovely boy-girl vocal harmonies and buoyant rhythms. Their second full-length album, Staggering, produced by Mitch Easter, was released in January and spent seven weeks on the CMJ college radio charts. They’ve been called, “the quintessential American college radio band” by Indie-MP3. The band is preparing for a summer UK tour, including a date at the Indietracks festival.
For this performance they will be joined by Mr. Ray Neal — one half of the seminal 90s college rock band Miracle Legion. Mr. Ray most recently appeared on the Mark Mulcahy tribute album “Ciao, My Shining Star.”
One Happy Island 10:00 PM
One Happy Island is a ramshackle indie-pop orchestra with just enough discipline to keep it together and just enough soul to let it fall apart sometimes. Formed as a reaction to the tyranny of guitar-bass-drums, OHI shows are marked by bittersweet songs, awkward banter, jangley guitars, shaky trumpet, tiny percussion instruments, group vocals, rough-hewed harmonies, and palpable joy. Their self-titled debut album is to be released by the London-based Oddbox Records imprint in June of 2010.
Flanagan Smith 11:00 PM
Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith has corresponded with Pete Seeger, played shows with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and written & starred in “Woody Guthrie dreams before dying,” a play about the American folk icon. His first EP, “All the Cars My Friends Stole” was recorded live over 3 nights and featured on the front page of itunes as a “New & Noteworthy” release in February 2010.
Smith is currently working on a full length studio album with members of Wye Oak, Arboretum, Baltimore Afro-Beat Society and others. In the recent past, he has played gigs with Deer Tick, Wye Oak and Jaymay. He listens religiously to Sam Cooke.