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Sunday April 19 2020

This show is being postponed and will be rescheduled for later this year, exact date as yet unknown. Your tickets will be transferred to the new date automatically unless you request a refund, which you can do at any time. Once it is rescheduled, we'll let you know the new date, and you'll again have the chance at that time to request a refund if you cannot make the new date.

Sunday April 19 2020
 8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
 •••  21 AND OVER
$12 in advance / $14 at the door
Talent Moat presents...
Earth Girl Helen Brown
 Psychedelic Pop Reggae
  of Trouble In Mind
 free-jazz, psychedelia, punk & noise rock
Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network
  former vocalist of Thee Oh Sees
 Post-genre musical enchantment

Earth Girl Helen Brown
-from Los Angeles, CA
-"Earth Girl Helen Brown is like a Jack Kirby version of Pippi Longstocking as written by Charles Portis—cosmic, earthy and never ready to settle down anywhere, even after leaving a cult and escaping to the Alaskan wilderness before sparking up an academic career and … well, that’s the story musician Sonny Smith came up with when he invented her and a lot of other people for his 100 Records alternate-world-of-music project, anyway. But Earth Girl Helen Brown is also Heidi Alexander from Bay Area band the Sandwitches, now relocated to L.A. and reinventing Smith’s character as her own personal sci-fi heroine. She spent 2017 leading—well, navigating might be a better word—her Center for Planetary Intelligence Band through four cassette EPs on the Empty Cellar label, each one named and themed for a planet in our solar system. Mercury, Mars, Saturn and finally Venus—fire, war, communication and love, transmitted through enthusiastic clatter and static by a crew of some of L.A.’s best musicians, cloaked in radiation-shielding pseudonym for now. (But if you have records from In The Red, Castle Face, Burger, Drag City … you might glimpse someone you recognize.) - LA Record

Peter Kerlin: bass guitar, 8-string bass guitar
Jim McHugh: guitars / electric phin
Jason Robira: drums
Jeff Tobias: alto saxophone, keyboards, whistling
-from New York

-New York quartet Sunwatchers drew a line in the sand with their last album “II”, a powerful statement of the band’s unique brand of spirituality, free-rock, gonzo attitude and a progressive socio-political worldview. “Illegal Moves” is their latest dispatch and second album for Trouble In Mind.

“Illegal Moves” is the band’s most potent blend yet; a heady potion of free-jazz, psychedelia, punk & noise rock that is both tender and ferocious; the perfect soundtrack to smash capitalism and fix our broken system thru sonic catharsis and revolution. Songs like “Everybody Play”and standout track “Beautiful Crystals” insinuate themselves into your brain space with the rubbery synchronicity of bassist Peter Kerlin and drummer Jason Robira, slyly busking for your attention with an appealing melody before rounding onto a sour note, as if to remind the listener that both ugliness and beauty are necessary to the communal human experience.

Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network
-from San Francisco, CA
-Post-genre musical enchantment from chanteuse Brigid Dawson, former vocalist of Thee Oh Sees, whose new band, the Mothers Network, features a cast of local luminaries and ringers.