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FMRL: Josephine Foster & Cherry Blossoms/Ziona Riley/Crave On

FMRL: Josephine Foster & Cherry Blossoms/Ziona Riley/Crave On

Oct 25, 7:00pm - Oct 25, 10:00pm

Proper Saké628 Ewing AvenueNashville, TN37203 Map

::Mystery Meet (Josephine Foster & The Cherry Blossoms)

::Ziona Riley

::Crave On

6:30 pm doors; 7 pm music

$10-$15 sliding scale admission

19 interested  ·  10 going
FMRL: CJ Boyd/Jack Silverman/Ziona Riley

FMRL: CJ Boyd/Jack Silverman/Ziona Riley

Oct 27, 7:00pm - Oct 27, 10:00pm

Proper Saké628 Ewing AvenueNashville, TN37203 Map

::CJ Boyd
cjboyd.bandcamp.com/music
"C.J. Boyd is an oceanic bassist and composer without a fixed home, on perpetual tour since March of 2008. Besides swimming solo through waves of bass, his recent projects include Kurva Choir, Desert Center, Rhonya, and Move. In the small handful of hours not devoted to playing, driving, booking, he runs the label Obsolete Media Objects and takes walks every day."

Former Nashvillian and renowned improviser and free-form songwriter on electric and upright bass, C. J. Boyd.

::Jack Silverman
thejacksilvermanordeal.bandcamp.com/
www.thestolenfaces.com/
Improvising guitarist Jack Silverman is know for his improvisations in the context of Meters-influenced jams and Grateful Dead songs as improvisatory launchpads. This will be an exploratory sonic solo guitar experience possibly closer to the seastones tone poems corners of the Dead multiverse.

::Ziona Riley
zionariley.bandcamp.com/
"Ziona's songs are ephemeral yet rooted-- echoing traditional folk and songwriter traditions at the same time as outsider spitfire lyricists like Michael Hurley, Connie Converse, or Dory Previn. Her songs are crafted with great depth and vulnerability, seemingly coming from the deepest corners of her experiences and by doing so, reaching the universal." -Lou Turner

6:30 pm doors; 7 pm music

$10-$15 sliding scale admission
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59 interested  ·  12 going
FMRL: Sean Hamilton/Klimchak/JayVe Montgomery

FMRL: Sean Hamilton/Klimchak/JayVe Montgomery

Nov 1, 7:00pm - Nov 1, 10:00pm

Proper Saké628 Ewing AvenueNashville, TN37203 Map

:Sean Hamilton (percussion, electronics)
sean-hamilton.bandcamp.com/
www.seanhamiltonmusic.com/about

Grand Junction, Colorado based experimental percussionist, composer, and improviser driven by sound, noise, and rhythm.

::Klimchak (Atlanta, GA)
klimchakmusic.com/
klimchak.bandcamp.com

Klimchak is a great Atlanta-based drummer/percussionist who cut his teeth playing in among others, a skronky punk funk band in Athens, GA called the Wee Wee Pole Band fronted by the performer who would become Rupaul. Klimchak is a great drummer and peformance artist, combining the two disciplines in a series of cooking performances. He is also an instrument builder. For this show he plans to do a concert of homemade Jal Tarang, an Indian instrument that is a set of porcelain bowls tuned to a scale with water and struck. He will play Jal Tarang while throat singing.

::JayVe Montgomery
abstractblack.bandcamp.com/album/in-circles-with-self-2

JayVe Montgomery is a great local saxophonist who moved here from Chicago where he was active in their vibrant jazz scene. His work mixes beats, electronics, percussion, flutes and a variety of reed and brass instruments.

6:30 pm doors; 7 pm music

$10-$15 sliding scale admission
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FMRL: Bill Direen/J. R. Bohannon/Health&Beauty/Luke Schneider

FMRL: Bill Direen/J. R. Bohannon/Health&Beauty/Luke Schneider

Nov 15, 7:00pm - Nov 15, 10:00pm

Proper Sake

::Bill Direen (New Zealand)
sophomorelounge.bandcamp.com/album/bill-direen-a-memory-of-others-ost

Bill Direen will read from his fiction and poetry and he will perform songs as well, self-accompanied and with assistance from Matt Swanson and Chris Davis.

"Bill Direen grew up in the sixties surrounded by music and poetry of all sorts, classical, cultural, liturgical, radio pop and rock. He was fortunate to study electronic music under Douglas Lilburn before concentrating on literature (M.A. Hons, Canterbury University) and developing an independent career as writer and musician.

His group The Bilders, also known as Builders, Die Bilder (German, for "The Pictures") or Bilderbergers, is a changeable unit, made up of musicians from different countries. Their LP Beatin Hearts (1983) was the first full-length release to come out on the iconic Flying Nun label. When the album was reissued in 2016 by US label Grapefruit, UK magazine Uncut awarded it nine stars out of ten, calling it “staggeringly articulate, deeply beautiful and brimming with nervous energy”.

Direen's music is composition-based, and while texts and structure are important for him, musicians enjoy the freedom and occasional anarchy of working with The Bilders. Direen finds work in New Zealand and overseas, playing both solo, with his band and also publishing Percutio, the international journal William founded and edits."

::J. R. Bohannon (NYC)
jrbohannon.bandcamp.com/
"Dusk is the result of many years of writing. While Bohannon’s debut EP Recôncavo (released April 2019 on Phantom Limb) introduced a new artist with great ability, Dusk lands exactly on his sound. The years of performing with virtuosic traditional bluegrass and folk musicians, with Merge Records’ Torres and NYC supergroup Gold Dime have refined his skill to incisive perfection, imbibing a luminant lyricism into his instrumental guitar playing. Bohannon was determined not to write “just another acoustic guitar album,” which is starkly evident in Dusk.

Opening track “Reflections of an American Dream” sings with beautiful mysticism, melodies interlacing about the jangling of open strings and the ghosts of great America past, with the open road, the dusty trail, the mountainous expanse. “A Continuous Harmony”, later in the record, sees a guest double bass performance from avant-jazz mainstay Luke Stewart, whose low and languorous lines calm Bohannon’s hummingbird-wing guitar picking. Album closer “The Sorcerer’s Hand” is an improvised piece, featuring NYC master drummer Greg Fox and again Stewart on bass. The combination sounds like a Black Sabbath ballad performed by Appalachian musicians."

Health&Beauty (Chicago, IL)
healthbeautyband.com/index.html
healthandbeauty.bandcamp.com/

Salient, gorgeous music that lives up to its name. Brian Sulpizio's (Ryley Walker Band) solo project. His most recent Health&Beauty record was described by Peter Margasak as “one of the great rock albums to emerge from Chicago this decade”, and it’s surely one for fans of Jim O’Rourke’s song-based output, as well as appealing to anyone who enjoys “Tonight’s The Night”-era Neil Young.

::Luke Schneider
Solo ambient pedal steel guitar from a versatile musician who is at home playing post-rock as he is playing traditional country or krautrock-influenced new directions on pedal steel.

6:30 pm doors; 7 pm music

$10-$15 sliding scale admission
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