About This Event
Doors Open:6:30 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
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Legendary cult heroes Elysian Fields have always travelled in mysterious waters. Led by the enigmatic New York co-composers Jennifer Charles (vocals) and Oren Bloedow (guitar), the music born of their collaboration is impossible to categorize. They carry a torch for nature, sex, love, the cycle of death and rebirth, and the sounds of folk and jazz ballads, no wave and classical music, seamlessly interwoven into a style that is at once languorously romantic and tough.
Their colleagues and fans read as a virtual who’s who in the music world. It is no wonder the rest of the Downtown Indie community looks to them when assembling their own bands.
A band often overlooked, and yet highly significant, since their inception in 1995, Elysian Fields have always brought an unusual rigor and otherworldly sense of nature and feeling to their work, creating a sound that defies rock n roll convention, where Charles’ poetry is just as important as the delicious sounds that weave through the lyrics.
Oren Bloedow, a New York maverick, who grew up in the 70′s at 53rd and 3rd Avenue, no less, brings not only his masterly and unique command of the guitar to the stage, but his unparralled finesse of song craft. Co writer Jennifer Charles is possessed of unusual songsmithery, voice and spirit; she seems to be channneling the songs from a mysterious source. Along with Oren and Jennifer, this show will also feature the dynamic rhythm section of Matt Johnson (drums) and Danton Boller (bass). EF just finished recording a new album to be out in early 2014. Their most recent release is Last Night On Earth (Ojet).
Little wonder that famed music author of “The Dark Stuff”, Nick Kent wrote “maybe we have their out-of-the-mainstreamness to thank for a sound that is still unique — as sensual as a sleepwalker’s wet dream.”
Lyenn is a remarkable vocal talent. He produces melodious sounds, ranging from angelic, soft whispers to piercing, tortured screams. His vocals penetrate deep layers of emotion and create an intense, chilling experience for his audience. Lyenn’s music grazes the soul, using a wide variety of instruments sparingly and soberly.
As an accomplished live artist, Lyenn has toured extensively, in Europe and beyond, performing solo, in his varied bands, and accompanying Mark Lanegan as bass player. He has recorded with such exceptional musicians as Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith, Doug Wieselman, Joel Hamilton, Jolie Holland and Sam Amidon.
With “The Jollity of my Boon Companion,” Lyenn released a brilliant debut album at the end of 2009, on which ten breathtaking tracks plunge the listener into a tension ﬁlled rewarding journey.
“Vowels Fade First” was released in 2011. Its ﬁve tracks are calmer compared to earlier work, but still possess the same underlying intensity that Lyenn is known for. His music reveals rather well the contradictory nature of his alluring and elusive personality. In every form, experiencing Lyenn’s music is an intimate encounter.
Lyenn is currently working on a new album.