w/ Cassandra Jenkins and special guests JG Thirlwell, Doveman, Joan As Police Woman, Kevin Corrigan, Kate Mattison, and more
About This Event
Doors Open:6:00 PM
Show Time:7:00 PM
On February 14, spend a very cozy Valentine’s evening with Elysian Fields. The band will be playing their most romantic material. Not to mention they will also be having an array of fabulous co-horts join them on stage for some special VDay duets! Special guests to include JG Thirlwell, Doveman, Joan As Police Woman, Kevin Corrigan, Kate Mattison, and more!
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.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
In their lifetime EF have spawned dozens of imitators, but their consummate blend of jazz, folk, no wave, and avant rock, to name a few of the prominent strands of their tightly woven style, has kept them at the top of their own category: music that relentlessly rejects the passing trend in favor of a higher artistic goal.
Singer Jennifer Charles, like the priestess of an ancient rite, transports audiences to the other side of reality’s veil, guiding and freeing them with her incantations and gestures. Her voice possesses one of music’s most unique and unmistakable tones. Her lyrics, spanning the transcendent, personal and political, reflect her wide reading but also come from a deep wellspring of language that is redolent of profound inspiration, incomparable to anything else in music, but in which can be discerned a lineage tracing through Leonard Cohen to Federico Garcia Lorca — at whose family homestead the band was invited to perform.
The main architect of the group’s sound, guitarist Oren Bloedow, employs a powerful arsenal of musical effects to plant each lance of Jennifer’s vocals deep in the listener’s ear and heart. His harmony, taste and restraint have made him a weapon of choice for such artists as Antony, Meshell Ndegeocello and Rufus Wainwright, among countless others, but it is in his own Elysian Fields where his playing and writing truly shine.
In their private, under-the-radar existence, EF have been quietly making music and putting out records for close to two decades. This ‘we do what we do’ ethic has made them a cult band with legions of devoted followers across the globe, a league of loyalists who have stayed with Jennifer and Oren from their first Eureka moment, “This is the music I have been waiting for all my life!” being a common fan letter refrain.
This LPR live performance will be a special chamber ensemble concert, where Oren and Jennifer will be joined by Dana Lyn (violin), Katie Sheele (oboe) and Yusuke Yamamoto (vibes). The evenings selections will include the music that jC and OB composed for Jim Findlay’s ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’, the immersive dream/sleep theater piece, as well as a selection of moody classics from the EF catalogue.
EF are honored to have Charles Gayle opening the set with his solo piano work.
Cassandra Jenkins has a voice that is at once tragic and hopeful. Bedded in haunting arrangements of tremolo guitar and washy organ, she draws you into a world lying somewhere between Mazzy Star and Twin Peaks. It’s an arrestingly intimate place, where if you listen closely enough, you’ll find something as timeless as it is bittersweet.
She’s joined by Malcolm Oliver Perkins (electric guitar), Michael Rosen (Wurlitzer & Rhodes bass), and Noah Hecht (drums).