8/28: An evening at Stronghold by the Sea

An evening at Stronghold by the Sea in Marina Del Rey, CA.

9:30: The Dick and Jane Family Orchestra
10:30: Ruthann Friedman
11:30:  Azalia Snail

Saturday, August 8, 2010
9:00 pm – 1:30 AM
Stronghold by the Sea
4211 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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Featuring buxom high priestess of splendor, one of LA’s first 100 punks, Miss Jane Cantillon and her husband Richard Ross’ memorable audience participation provoking LA-centric original compositions,  The Dick and Jane Family Orchestra also perform favorites by Dylan and Leonard Cohen along with acoustified Jaynettes, Jimi Hendrix and Captain Beefheart songs. Dionysus Records’ Lee Joseph plays bass and Michael Peffer, formerly with Cleveland’s Biblical Proof of UFOs plays percussion.

Ruthann Friedman is an enduring gem, a jewel in the headband of 60s culture. With a serious clutch of songs, she defines an exact space and time. Her smooth and undulating vocal line is combined with polished stone-washed lyrical poetry. Her legend starts with “Windy”– The Association took it on and pushed it to the top of the charts in 1967.  A former housemate of David Crosby and the Jefferson Airplane, her jazz-touched, melodically complex songs go beyond mere hippie confessions.

Azalia Snail has been making her uniquely sweet, viscous, noise-inflected, tempo-bending psychedelia for over two decades, recording a dozen or so albums between 1990 and 2010 on labels including Dark Beloved Cloud and Powertool Records. The music has its share of discordant moments and harsh textures, but somehow these are enveloped in a softening sheen. She has toured the USA, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand.  She has jammed with Beck, The Black Heart Procession, The Grifters, Trumans Water, Low, and many other unique musical artists. Joining Azalia for this show will be sax player Emily St Amand Poliakoff.

Written by Dionysus Records