Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Check out the upcoming SINGER-SONGWRITERS performing @ LPR!

Sean Hayes

File Under: Folk, alt-country

Sean Hayes' worn, soulful music defies easy categorization. Described as loose, dusty, and alive, his songs radiate a free-spirited charm that rarely seems attached to any particular era. The result is a sound infused with eclectic instrumentation and an unpolished warmth. Born in New York City and raised in North Carolina, Sean Hayes now resides in San Francisco. His songs have been re-mixed by DJs and and covered by folk artists. His unique soulful voice infects audiences with charm, equal parts affirming and heartbreaking.

Check out Sean Hayes w/ Warren Malone @ LPR TOMORROW(8/15), to purchase tickets, click here!

Ely Guerra

File Under: Alternative, latin

Throughout her successful career, Ely Guerra has collaborated with artists such as: José Fors, Fratta, La Ley, Quem, among others, and has also participated in the soundtracks for the films Amores perros, De la calle, and Vacas vaqueras. In addition, her picture next to Julieta Venegas appeared on the cover of Time magazine, introducing them as the most promising performers in the Mexican rock scene. Her latest album “Sweet & Sour, Hot y Spicy”, released in 2004, contained the hit singles “Ojos Claros, Labios Rosas” and “Quiéreme Mucho.”

Check out Ely Guerra @ LPR on Friday, September 24th! To purchase tickets, click here!

Les Shelleys
File Under: folk, indie

The Les Shelleys are Tom Brosseau and Angela Correa, a duo who first began cutting their teeth in San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles. Their sound has been described as a plait of voices. As a gift, Al Guerra, a San Diego music scene main-stay, bestowed the Les Shelleys a mini-disc recorder. This is the device that was used to capture the beginnings of the Les Shelleys in 2003 & 2004 at 1115 West Kensington, Echo Park, Los Angeles, California. Selections from those sessions are currently being mastered and sequenced for release on Brighton, UK, and NY, NY, based Fat Cat records sometime in 2010.

Check out Les Shelleys opening for Mice Parade on Saturday, September 25th @ LPR! To purchase tickets, click here!

Justin Bond

File Under: cabaret

Justin Bond is an Obie, Bessie and Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner and was named one of the top 40 favorite New Yorkers by Time Out New York and was listed by Time Out London as one of England‟s 50 Funniest People.

In 2009 his holiday show Christmas Spells a the Abrons Arts Center was named one one of the years best theatrical experience by New Yorker theater critic Hilton Als. He also released Pink SLip his debut solo EP in July 2009. Lustre: A MIdwinter Trans-Fest premiered at PS122 in the East Village and then went on to tour the UK. In 2007, he premiered Justin Bond is Close To You, a reinterpretation of the classic Carpenter‟s album Close To You performed in its entirety in Central Park and subsequently presented by The Sydney Opera House in Australia. In 2005 his show, Glamour Damage, had its world premiere at London's Soho Theatre. As one-half of the Performance duo Kiki and Herb, Justin has toured the world headlining at Carnegie Hall twice, The Sydney Opera House, London‟s Queen Elizabeth Hall and starred in successful runs On Broadway (The Helen Hayes Theatre) and Off- (The Cherry Lane Theatre). Kiki and Herb have released two cds Do You Hear What We Hear?, Kiki and Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall and a DVD Kiki and Herb Live at the Knitting Factory.

Film credits include a starring role in John Cameron Mitchell‟s feature Shortbus, Charles Hermann-Wurmfeld‟s Fancy‟s Persuasion, Imaginary Heroes and Jon Moritsugu‟s Mod Fuck Explosion. TV credits include Ugly Betty and The Conan O'Brian Show. Justin credits his career as a queer performer to Kate Bornstein who cast him as Herculine Barbin in her ground-breaking play Hidden: A Gender in 1991.

Check out Justin Bond opening for Elysian Fields @ LPR on Thursday, September 30th! To purchase tickets, click here.


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