Monday, June 23, 2014
Mark Mulcahy with Violent Mae @ Hygienic Art ON SATURDAY
From the Facebook Event Page
Former frontman of the influential '80s indie-rock band Miracle Legion and its offshoot Polaris, a band invented for the cult classic TV show Adventures of Pete & Pete, singer-songwriter Mark Mulcahy is lauded by his peers Nick Hornby, Thom Yorke, Frank Black, Michael Stipe, and others. After taking some time off, the admired musician has reemerged with his first album in eight years, Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love Youan eagerly anticipated collection of expertly crafted, charismatic folk-pop songs. Mulcahy was a recent featured artist in the Lincoln Center's American Songbook series.
VIOLENT MAE (Becky Kessler & Floyd Kellogg) was never intended to be a band. Becky asked Floyd to record and produce her first solo album, and as soon as they hit the studio, chemistry and dynamics between the two sparked the evolution of an artistic partnership. Their self-titled full-length debut record was released in November 2013. Becky, a songwriter, singer and guitar player, calls the Outer Banks of North Carolina home, where she finally settled as a teenager after moving every year or so, mostly around the Southeast U.S., to 11 different places. A friend invited her to live and work on an organic farm in Connecticut, where she soon met Floyd, a multi-instrumentalist, engineer and producer. The two began recording at Casa de Warrenton Studio in Hartford, expanding Becky’s songs with Floyd’s arrangements and parts. They ultimately formed VIOLENT MAE after making a record, playing all the instruments on it and opening for Nels Cline and Julian Lage at one of their first live performances. VIOLENT MAE won Best New Band at the 2013 Connecticut Music Awards and was recently honored by The Deli Magazine as one of New England’s Top Emerging Artists. A tour through NYC, Philadelphia and North Carolina, along with festival appearances and other shows around New England, have led to opportunities for VIOLENT MAE to perform for varied audiences and to steadily win fans. The duo is back in the studio writing, arranging and recording a second collection of songs and planning tours for spring and summer 2014.