2019
Lady Lamb
May
19
Sunday
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $17
Tickets, please
Lady Lamb
To many, Lady Lamb is an enigma. Her songs are at once intimate and unbridled– both deeply personal and existentially contemplative. Aly Spaltro is a fearless performer who can command a pitch black stage with nothing more than her voice. Yet, when the band bursts in and the lights come up, what began as a demonstration of restraint shifts seamlessly into an emphatic snarl. On her newest work, After, Spaltro explores dualities further – giving equal attention to both the internal and external, the before and after. Her most palpable fears and memories are on display here, with a familiar vulnerability even more direct than her last effort. After boasts driving rhythms, bold melodies, candid lyricism, and a growling sonic stamp that is all her own.

Spaltro’s formative years were full of change – moving houses, cities, and countries every three years until she landed in her family’s home state of Maine. It was here that Spaltro found her voice among thousands of films at Bart & Greg’s DVD Explosion, an independent rental store in the small coastal town of Brunswick. During the day Spaltro would rent movies to the locals. At night she would lock up, pull out her 8-track recorder, and create songs completely uninhibited by musical conventions, learning to play and sing as she hit record. These creations brought forth nearly one hundred recordings, twelve of which were carefully curated and fully realized on her 2013 full-length studio debut Ripely Pine (released on Ba Da Bing! Records). Ripely Pine garnered praise for its lyrical intricacies, emotive vocals, and often unpredictable musicality, introducing Spaltro as a formidable new artist.

In between tours, Spaltro returned home, focusing with laser-like intent on writing, arranging, and demoing the songs on After. These new works – which found Spaltro co-producing with her Ripely Pine partner Nadim Issa at his Brooklyn studio, Let ‘Em In – are sonically vibrant, with an assertive use of grit and brightness. Thematically, they provide direct insight into Spaltro’s rumination on mortality, family, friendships, and leaving home.

There are many songs on After that explore themes of a much larger scale. In “Heretic” Spaltro sings of a childhood UFO sighting in Arizona. In “Batter” she dies in a plane crash, while in “Spat Out Spit” she questions whether she was even born at all. Alternatively, in “Billions of Eyes” Spaltro can “only see into her suitcase,” her mind simultaneously present and wandering as she “gnaws [her] way back home.” The tender and sparse “Ten” delves into her mother’s childhood diary, giving the listener a clear view throughout into some of Spaltro’s warmest memories of her loved ones. Ripely Pine was marked by an undeniable passion and confidence, but where it sometimes lacked in personal narrative and directness is where After shines. The last line on After encompasses the self-assurance of the work as a whole, stating “I know where I come from.” This theme is a constant throughout After, as Spaltro seeks to allow the listener to move in closer than ever before, to reflect on the past with grace, and envision the future with fervor. Spaltro invites us to contemplate the dualities that make us human, encouraging the celebration of both fear and love: internally and externally, before and after.
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Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv / $18

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Saturday
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12pm - 4pm - $Free & Family Friendly

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Monday
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Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $Free!

Dec
18
Tuesday

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Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $5

Dec
19
Wednesday

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w/ Nathan Bowles Trio

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10adv/ $12

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Dec
20
Thursday

The Moth: True Stories Told Live (Theme: Instincts)



Doors 7, Stories 7:30 - $10

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Dec
21
Friday

HEX: Dance Party Benefit



9pm - $Suggested Donations

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Monday

CLUB NEON: NYE Freakout #13!!



9pm - $8adv/ $10

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Saturday

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Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $7

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11
Friday

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Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $5

Jan
12
Saturday

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w/ Black Sea Beat Society

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $18

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Jan
14
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

T-Rextasy

w/ Mouthbreathers, Brown Widow

9pm - $Free!

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Tuesday

Grails

w/ Helen Money

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

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Friday
The Black Cloud 2nd Anniversary Party!

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w/ All Hell, VIA, Mordaga

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $Free!

Jan
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Tuesday
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Rock for Roe Benefit Show!



Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

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26
Saturday

Amen Dunes

w/ Arthur

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $17

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Jan
27
Sunday
Worthwhile Sounds Presents...

Marco Benevento

w/ Daniel Shearin (of River Whyless)

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

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Jan
29
Tuesday

Daniel Romano

w/ T. Hardy Morris

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv/ 15

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Jan
31
Thursday

Liz Cooper & The Stampede



Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $13adv/ $15

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Feb
19
Tuesday

Daughters

w/ Blanck Mass

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $18adv/ $20

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27
Wednesday

Agent Orange

w/ The Last Gang

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $18

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28
Thursday

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w/ Ron Gallo

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $13adv/ $15

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Friday
Worthwhile Sounds Presents...

The Mother Hips



Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

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Mar
07
Thursday

Molly Nilsson

w/ TBA

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv/ $14

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Friday
Sound Comedy Presents...

Stand Up Science w/ Shane Mauss



Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $15adv/ $20

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Saturday
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Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $22adv/ $25

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Saturday

And The Kids

w/ TBA

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv/ $12

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Apr
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Saturday

Hand Habits

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10adv/ $12

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Apr
26
Friday

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers

w/ Mercy Union, Control Top

Doors 6:30, Show 7:30 - $20adv/ $25

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May
19
Sunday

Lady Lamb

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $17

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