Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day by many. On Friday July 13th The Evangenitals will celebrate bad luck and bad love (and the good songs they make!) at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. A favorite of the legendary listening room, we will present an intimate double set of songs, stories, and sing-a-longs to ward off evil in these dark days.
Filling out the band on this glorious night will be vocalist Lisa Dee (Selah Gospel Choir), violinist Andrea Baker (The Moth Mainstage), bassist Cody Farwell (Goodnight Cody), Michael Feldman (Cousin Junebug) on keys, and Robert Shaffer (Ninja Academy) on drums and percussion.
The Short Scoop:
What: The Evangenitals
Where: Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
When: Friday July 13th, 2018, 8pm
How Much: $18
Reservations: (626) 798-6236
For more information visit: evangenitals.com
What some folks have said:
“They seductively blow smoke rings of multi-colored campfire haze right through your musical senses. This is fun, freedom, and freak folk all delivered with a huge capital ‘F’.” (Jeff Perkins, Seattle Pi)
"I hope these underground bohemian diamonds stay true to themselves; they should never be tampered with." (Music News Nashville)
“The female harmonies between Juli Crockett and Lisa Dee are like the Andrews Sisters re-imagined as tragic mermaids… I haven’t heard harmonies ring this good since the Chapin Sisters were on the scene.” (LA Record)
"Transports you back to a time when the music came from front porches and folk gatherings that allowed for the songwriting to take center stage." (Today's Country Magazine)
“We’re talking about alt-country at its finest, but that’s only the start. Influences of Southern rock, cow punk and even a little klezmer pop make a tasty brew.” (Pasadena Weekly)
“Their sound is a chimera of American music, a blend of country, bluegrass, jazz and rock, with soul-fondling lyrics, which might leave your skin wet from dancing and your eyes dripping tears of joy all in the same evening.” (Monterey County Weekly)
The Evangenitals are coming back to Pappy & Harriets!!! Mark your calendars and book your room. On Saturday June 23rd we're going to keep those ribs warm with some flamin' hot sets chock full of new tunes!
RSVP and Share on Facebook to help spread the word! Send us your requests. Shine your dancing shoes. Prepare for us to make love in your ear holes. It's gonna get real. <3
Padua Playwrights presents an Arts Common event at MorYork Gallery in Highland Park, involving a live and recorded presentation of the avant-garde theatre piece Jack Benny amid the Clare Graham’s unique creative environment. Audience members will interact directly with the performers to explore the nature of vanguard aesthetic and how it fits the politics of 2017 in Los Angeles. This will NOT BE a simple question and answer but an avant-garde charette, where audience members from the surrounding community help us craft the ongoing trajectory of the Jack Benny project, their words incorporated directly into future iterations of the performance.
Come and be counted! Lend your voice to the Jack Benny project! Join us for a unique arts common event on Friday, April 27th at MorYork Gallery at 8 PM to celebrate and advance the arts community of Los Angeles.
ALL ABOARD FOR ROUND 3:
Traveling by train from Chicago to Los Angeles, intrigue and sexual badinage accumulate rapidly as secret agents take the pants off manifest destiny. Low laughs, high emotion and free money are coming your way in this surreal seance in Jack Benny, PaduaLab's new Cabaret -- bring your mother.
Directed by Juli Crockett
Created by Juli Crockett, Gray Palmer, & Guy Zimmerman
Produced by Gabrieal Griego & Guy Zimmerman
Starring Shaughn Buchholz, Juli Crockett, Jenny Greer, & Gray Palmer
Sound Designed by John Zalewski
Lighting Designed by Joey Guthman
Monday January 15th 2018. 9pm.
Library Girl & Padua Present: Busted-Down Ford & Platform Heels.
Please Come To A Collaboration Between Library Girl & Padua, Celebrating Sam Shepard with Original Work by a handful of Padua Playwrights. Co-Curated by Darrell Larson. Featuring Writing by Wes Walker, Guy Zimmerman, Sharon Yablon, Leon Martell, Darrell Larson, Susan Hayden, Eduardo Machado & John Diehl. All writers on this line-up will be present at this event. Some will be reading from their own work.
Actors include Juli Crockett, Robert Knott, Max Faugno, Lauren Campedelli, David Starzyk, Jennifer Stefanisko & John Kenower. Music by Mason Summit. This is also Library Girl's 100th Show!
$10 includes a Taco Cart & an Open Bar. Party starts @6 PM. Reading @7 PM. Library Girl is in its 9th year! Created & Produced by Susan Hayden. Managing Director: Mike Myers. Production Support: Paul Denk, Bill Ensley & Nicole Millar.
Tickets available NOW @www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.
All Proceeds Donated To Ruskin Group Theatre.
I'll be telling a story at "The Otter Story Hour" on Monday January 8th! Come chill out on couches and hear intimate tales of Replays and Resets.
“Rex McDaniel hosts one of the most comfortable, entertaining, pretentious-free story-telling shows in Los Angeles. The talent of the host and presenters were top-notch and the setting - in a basement, lounging on couches, room for maybe 30 people - allows you to really settle in and enjoy. As opposed to larger theatres or loud coffeehops and bars, TOSH seems to transport you to when and why story-telling was conceived - it’s intimate and personal. I had a blast reading there. It’s nice to read in a show where the audience actually seems to genuinely care and invest.” — Joel Bryant - actor/comedian
Traveling by train from Chicago to Los Angeles, intrigue and sexual badinage accumulate rapidly as secret agents take the pants off manifest destiny. Low laughs, high emotion and free money are coming your way in this surreal seance in Jack Benny, PaduaLab's new Cabaret, next stop Monday December 18th at 9 PM -- bring your mother.
Jim Kweskin & Juli Crockett at The Coffee Gallery Backstage
November 25th 2017 :: 7pm-9:15pm :: $20
Jim Kweskin is probably best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band was the original "Americana" band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. Kweskin has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and traditional jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist.
Alabama-born Juli Crockett is a bona fide Renaissance woman: singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, undefeated professional boxer and amateur champion, ordained minister, Doctor of Philosophy, and leader of the alt-country/Avant Americana genre-defying band The Evangenitals, as well as the Crockett Sisters. (They’re the same band – you choose which name you prefer)
The teaming of Jim Kweskin and Juli Crockett is the happy collision of classic and contemporary Americana music. Together, Kweskin and Crockett performances are celebrations of virtuoso musicianship seasoned with humor and exuberance.
Joined by super mandolin player Daniel Mark (Dustbowl Revival) and bassist Carl Sealove, Jim and Juli have a great time singing both old jazzy, folky favorites mixed in with Juli's original (and occasionally irreverent) compositions. Take a wild ride through history and into the future of folk with Kweskin and Crockett.
Join us in Highland Park for true stories about our shadow selves- just in time for Halloween!
Our stellar (as always) line-up:
Juli Crockett Feldman
There is a $5 suggested donation, but no one is turned away for lack of $. We will also be collecting cash donations for Puerto Rico to be sent along with United For Puerto Rico.
Inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick, Juli Crockett’s [or, the whale] is a poetic meditation on loss and longing; a song of finding and forgetting; and, a theatrical reflection upon humankind’s ongoing quest for wholeness.
A chorus of Captain Ahabs form a mad crew who set out in search for Ahab’s missing leg – which is lost somewhere in the impossible vastness of the sea. As they venture forth, however, they gradually begin to remember the fate that befell Ahab’s original crew.
A blend of the whimsical and the profound make this unabashedly experimental play an unusual and entrancing theatrical experience for all.
imaginary beasts is especially pleased to be collaborating with Kangaroo Rat Music (www.kangarooratmusic.com), popular Provincetown buskers, for this unusual and imaginative production. The ensemble also enthusiastically welcomes Boston-area sculptor, Lillian P.H. (www.lillianphk.com), aboard the production as set designer.
And the adventure continues as imaginary beasts moves their base of operations to The Charlestown Working Theater! That’s right, we’re changing venues, bringing our distinctive sense of play to a charming brick Victorian firehouse. If you’re not familiar with CWT, you should be (www.charlestownworkingtheater.org).
At the Charlestown Working Theater
442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA02129
October 14-November 4, 2017
866-811-4111, or PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
General Admission: $15-$20
Pay What You Can ($5 minimum) each Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performance.
For Group Rates and Special Pricing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Evangenitals return to the Coffee Gallery in Altadena!
Bob Stane says: JULI CROCKETT & THE EVANGENITALS will be “the” act on Friday, April 28. The show will begin at 8:00 P.M. Two sets of 45 to 48 minutes each with a 15 minute intermission. Show must end by 10:10 P.M. and the room completely cleared by 10:35 P.M. so the employees of the coffee shop, in front, can close and go home. Not my idea but we have to deal with it. Ticket price is $18.
I don't often play solo (in fact, this is a first) but when I do, I do it with The Late Jay Souza (of Patrolled By Radar) and Morgan Geer (of Drunken Prayer & Freakwater) at The Redwood Bar! Monday Feb. 20th. Oh yeah. That's how I roll.
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Awesome poster by Jay Souza.
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Padua Playwrights presents
new work from PaduaLab // 7 SORCERIES
written & directed by MARC JENSEN
written by DEBORAH MEADOWS
directed by JULI CROCKETT
Thursday 10/29 8pm
Friday 10/30 8pm
Sunday 11/1 7pm
Monday 11/2 8pm
An era of unprecedented wealth inequality and environmental degradation inspires this series of provocative new plays by seven authors. Focused on exacting rigor in performance and elegant but spare design elements, these lab performances are conceived as the final stage in the writing process.
MICHAEL JEFFREY KURTZ
ALENA VON STROHEIM
MICHAEL SHAMUS WILES
4959 York Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90042 (Highland Park)
GUY ZIMMERMAN Artistic Director
BILL BALLOU Technical Director
JOHN ZALEWSKI Sound Design
ELLE RABINOWITZ Lighting
PATRICK HALM Props
SUZANNA STORM Associate Producer