Sweet Megg, Foster Power, Belle-Skinner Jan 24

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Foster-Powell is a triangular neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, which sprang up around the construction of Portland's electric street car line in the 1890s. Meanwhile, Foster Powell is an indie rock band based in Boston. They sing from the gut and shoot from the hip. Their songs are astonishingly true, and hearty, and occasionally sound like lost Beatles cuts. ​Foster Powell, Amy Anders, and Daniel O'Connor met at Bennington College and in the fall of 2018 formed a formidable trio of electric guitar, octave "fiddle bass", drum kit (as played by a classical percussionist), and vocal harmonies. Carling Berkhout (Carling & Will, Surplus Daughters) has since joined on lead guitar.

    Belle-Skinner is a dark nostalgic singer-songwriter based in upstate New York and Brooklyn. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads - nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres - from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock - her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, and Lana Del Rey. Opening for acts such as Mitski, Sean Rowe, Bill Ryder-Jones (Arctic Monkeys), Saint Saviour (Groove Armada) and Heather Maloney, she has performed at venerated venues and festivals including The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and the Roundhouse Theatre in London. "A hidden treasure...Belle-Skinner reflects the deepest flaws and the greatest beauties of human nature within her music, which is both charming and chilling, and a simple joy to listen to." -The Wild Honey Pie

    “When jazz was born it was exciting and made us laugh and cry. Jazz should be the most relatable of music because it is pure human improvisation being broadcasted in real time. Our goal with this group is to not recreate the past but to explore it and mix it with the future. I want to use our original music to create that theme.” - Sweet Megg Sweet Megg has been lighting stages around the across the eastern United States for the past 4 years. Her enthusiasm and honesty cuts straight through to the heart as she seamlessly transitions from an energetic Western Swing number to a melancholic French waltz. Sweet Megg was born and bred in New York City but her sound reaches far beyond the confines of Manhattan. Her voice is exceptional and is colored with the vast variety of influences she holds dear including Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, and Bessie Smith. Her recent excursions outside of the US were a huge success and she is now building up a following not only in New York, Nashville, Asheville, and other Eastern cities but also in cities like Moscow, Paris, Montpelier, and Kaliningrad. Her newest record comes out February 7th on Dala Records, a local Brooklyn record company. Her music is steeped in many traditional American musical styles but also allows for influence from the present era. Her music is American to the core in that it is ever evolving and reflecting the changes surrounding it.