Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Steve Jansen Winter/Spring 2014 Show Schedule

Tuesday, January 7: Plumbing, Sister Tyler, Banshee Speak, Marcus Rubio, Andrew is Tired @ Trunk Space, Phoenix (event page)

Wednesday, January 15: SSBT, The Young Mothers, Plutonium Farmers, Marriage @ Hotel Vegas, Austin (event page)

Saturday, January 25: Steve Jansen/Parham Daghighi, Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith, Chris Kemmerer/Jessica Love Barnes @ Alabama Song, Houston (event page)

Monday, January 27: Green Eater, Steve Jansen/Damon Smith, Alauna Rubin/Adam Vincent Clay/Damon Smith @ AvantGarden, Houston (event page)

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Steve Jansen in Peru, South America
Thursday, February 7: Steve Jansen feat. Train Trash, Jardin, Jgruu, Hipnos Medula, Pedro Ch Vallejos + Juan Pablo Aragon, Jonathan Castro + French @ Koca Kinto, Lima, Peru (event page) (blogspot)

Wednesday, February 12: Steve Jansen/Manongo Mujica/Efren Castillo, Trio Nuna (March Mazzini/Teté Leguía/Pedro Fukuda), Laura Robles/Johannes Lauer, Jgruu (Luis Alvarado/Ignacio Briceño), Jonathan Castro/Juan Pablo Aragón @ Murphy's Irish Pub, Lima, Peru (event page) (blogspot)

Thursday, February 13: Steve Jansen, Polvos Azules, Vesania, Gabriel Castillo, Panal, Via 149, Ruy Hinostrosa y Afrosky @ Jr San Lorenzo 140, Lima, Peru (event page) (live streaming link)

Friday, February 14: Live Más (Steve Jansen), Huaco Noise + Odma, Atmo + Maoban @ Tambo de Bronce, Arequipa, Peru (website)

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No Idea Festival 2014 @ various locations, Austin and San Antonio
Friday, February 21: Steve Jansen/James Fei/Chris Cogburn/Damon Smith @ Museum of Human
Achievement, Austin (website)

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Tuesday, February 25: SGJ + local improvisers @ Burt's Tiki Lounge, Albuquerque

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South by Southwest 2014, Austin
Saturday, March 15: SXSW: Posture with Lié, Man Hands, Xetas @ Helm's Deep, Austin (event page)

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Sunday, March 16: Steve Jansen/Rebecca Novak duo with Ronnie Yates/Ryan Edwards/Sandy Ewen @ Khon's, Houston (event page)

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SSBT, Steve Jansen in Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, March 26: SSBT @ Antique Toy Museum, Mexico City (event page)

Thursday, March 27: Steve Jansen with Malcisne @ TBA, Mexico City

Friday, March 28: Steve Jansen/Parham Daghighi @ Umbral, Mexico City (event page)

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John Wiese Tour
Wednesday, April 2: John Wiese, SSBT, Bludded Head, Primitive Orgasm/Filth collaborative set @ The Crown and Harp, Dallas (event page)

Thursday, April 3: John Wiese, SSBT, Breakdancing Ronald Reagen + Aunt's Analog @ Museum of Human Achievement, Austin (ticket link) (event page)

Friday, April 4: John Wiese, SSBT, Fēlix Et Fur, Blacknail @ Dorćol Distilling, San Antonio (event page)

Saturday, April 5: John Wiese experimental films, Steve Jansen/Parham Daghighi/Chris Cogburn/Damon Smith/Sandy Ewen @ 14 Pews, Houston (event page)

Sunday, April 6: John Wiese, Plumbing, Richard Ramirez, Illicit Relationship, A Week of Kindness, kai/ros::: @ Sound Exchange, Houston (event page)

Monday, April 7: John Wiese, SSBT, Death Posture @ Siberia, New Orleans (event page)

Tuesday, April 8: John Wiese, Steve Jansen, Bonnie Montgomery, The Bloodless Cooties @ Whitewater Tavern, Little Rock

Wednesday, April 9: John Wiese, Steve Jansen, Holland Hopson, Brad Davis @ Parkside, Birmingham

Thursday, April 10: John Wiese, Steve Jansen, Hassler/Butcher @ C4 Fuse Arts Center, Atlanta (event page)

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Friday, April 18: SSBT, Ralph White, New England Patriots, Jonathan Horne @ 702 West 21st Street, Austin

Wednesday, April 23: Plumbing, others TBD @ Club 1808, Austin (event page)
 
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Fox-Vag Fest 2014
Friday, May 2: Holy Ghost Trio @ 51 West, Tempe

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tonight: SSBT in Austin

Who: SSBT, Jonathan Horne, Ralph White, New England Patriots (Boston)
What: A house show
When: 9 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014
Where: 702 West 21st Street, Austin, Texas, 78705
Why: Music is cool

Great friends who play great tunes are coming through town meaning it's time for another house show in our cozy West Campus cabin. I'm moving in a couple of months, so this will probably be the last show. Plus, given the tear-down-all-the-cool-buildings trend in the neighborhood, chances are the house won't even stand that much longer, so come hang as it slowly decays. Folk songs, noise music, improvisation, a cozy living room and a big parking lot/backyard. 

We're the white house with blue trim at 702 west 21st street. You have to enter from the alley-way north of 21st street (21st 1/2 street). The show is on the second floor. 

RALPH WHITE (TX)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyWyeZNAwNQ
http://ralphewhite.com

SSBT (TX) - Chris Cogburn/Steve Jansen/Parham Daghighi
http://noideafestival.com
https://thatscoolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tcr-016-ssbt-cassette

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (Boston)
https://soundcloud.com/fool-diddly
http://patstheband.blogspot.com

JONATHAN HORNE (TX)
http://www.plutoniumfarmers.com

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Puke

It’s torturous and satisfying, this work, even when it partially owns you, which is most of the time.

“Hopefully you’re enjoying the process,” a friend writes. That’s for slam poets and fake writers, you respond.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Visual: Aztec Skull Wall

Templo Mayor, Museo y Zona Arqueológica, Mexico City
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

(Credit: Brittany Laine McFalls)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Please Stay

It’s good for the body to finally stay put while the mind remains mobile. But you only have two weeks before you’re off again. Not by choice, but out of necessity.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tour Over

Nine consecutive shows in eight different Texas and Southern cities. People met, sets seen, sleep barely experienced, a slight sickness caught in a drafty house in the South.

Pre-show in Atlanta, your last stop, you think you might fall asleep while playing. You’re relieved that you don’t.

When it’s over, you’re satisfied and nostalgic.

After a day, back by car 14 hours, a shift to nine consecutive days of writing.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tonight: John Wiese, Steve Jansen, Hassler/Butcher at C4 Fuse Arts Center, Atlanta

John Wiese, Steve Jansen, Hassler / Butcher 

Thu., April 10, 9 p.m. 
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery Downtown 
115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 
C4 Fuse Arts Center Atlanta 
 www.eyedrum.org


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tonight: John Wiese, Steve Jansen, Holland Hopson, Brad Davis at Parkside, Birmingham

The Audiovore Presents:
John Wiese/Steve Jansen/Holland Hopson/Brad Davis

Wednesday April 9, 8pm
Parkside Cafe
4036 5th Ave S
Birmingham AL 35222


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tonight: John Wiese, Steve Jansen, Bonnie Montgomery, The Bloodless Cooties at White Water Tavern, Little Rock

When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 9:30 p.m.

Where: White Water Tavern, 2500 W. Seventh St., Little Rock
(501) 375-8400, whitewatertavern.com 

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Music (other)


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March 2014 Shows

Saturday, March 1: Cherie Cherie @ Rips, Phoenix

Tuesday, March 4: R Stevie Moore, Donut Shop Death, James Fella, Serene Dominic @ Trunk Space, Phoenix

Wednesday, March 12: The Young Mothers @ El Sapo, Austin

Wednesday, March 12: The Rebel, Destruction Unit @ Beerland, Austin

Thursday, March 13: Mujeres, Lié, Lazy @ Trailer Space, Austin

Thursday, March 13: Yvette, Tropical Trash, Guerilla Toss @ The Liberty, Austin

Thursday, March 13: Guerilla Toss @ Todd's Mansion, Austin 

Saturday, March 15: Xetas, Man Hands, Lié, Posture @ Helm's Deep, Austin

Sunday, March 16: Rebecca Novak/Steve Jansen, Ronnie Yates/Sandy Ewen/Ryan Edwards @ Khon's, Houston

Sunday, March 23: Bobby Bradford 4 (Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad/Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten/Frank Rosaly) @ Victory Grill, Austin

Wednesday, March 26: SSBT, Don Malfon/Ricardo Tejero @ Museo del Juguete Antiguo México, Mexico City

Friday, March 28: Chris Cogburn/Juan Garcia, Dora Juárez Kiczkovsky @ Centro Cultural Bella Época, Mexico City

Friday, March 28: Steve Jansen/Parham Daghighi, Javier Areal/Dora Bartilotti @ Yume, Mexico City

Saturday, March 29: Chris Cogburn/Juan Garcia/Gudinni Cortina @ Laboratorio De Arte Alameda, Mexico City

Saturday, March 29: Lucky Dragons @ Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico City

Monday, March 31, 2014

John Wiese | San Antonio Debut | Friday, April 4, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lance Higdon
Resonant.interval.htx@gmail.com
281-745-7573

Spirit Of The Pioneers: Noise Legend John Wiese Makes SA Debut At Dorćol Distillery

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — In addition to their pioneering efforts in distilling rakia in the heart of the South Flores art corridor, Dorćol Distillery is quickly establishing itself as an ally to San Antonio’s creative music community. Coming off a month of weekly performances celebrating Contemporary Art Month, Dorćol will play host to another evening of adventurous performance on Friday, April 4th. Organized by local creative catchall Resonant Interval, the show presents four acts working at the borders of contemporary sound: John Wiese, SSBT, Blacknail and Fēlix Et Fur.

After settling in to the LA noise scene after studying graphic design at Cal Arts, John Wiese has spent the past twelve years in total precision grappling (as he remarked to The Wire) with thoughtful takes on radical music. That his long-running grind concrète project, Sissy Spacek, has produced a dozen wildly differing recordings through resplicing the same 20 minutes of material speaks both to Wiese’s palate for sonic efficiency and inventive palette of extreme sound.

Don’t mistake this efficiency for inactivity, though: Wiese has released hundreds of records, both solo, with Sissy Spacek and an enviable number of avant-brutal collaborators. From being a founding member of Eric Wood’s caveman electronics outfit Bastard Noise to collaborations with Sunn O))), C. Spencer Yeh and the English free improv saxophonist Evan Parker, Wiese’s ubiquitous flattened-monitor laptop has contributed to a body of work appealing to leather-vested headbangers and gallery-dwelling aesthetes in equal measure.

Wiese comes to town as a package tour, travelling with the new Austin power triad SSBT. Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Steve Jansen and Parham Daghighi and drummer Chris Cogburn (who has brought his improvised music festival No Idea to San Antonio annually since 2006), the group also represents the growing common ground between free improv, death metal and noise. Together, they present music that is intense, exploratory and gloriously impolite.

The two San Antonio projects making their debuts hold similar promise. Blacknail brings together The Grasshopper Lies Heavy’s James Woodard with Southwest School Of Art faculty (and Wiese’s fellow Cal Arts alum) Justin Boyd and drummer Mat Roy. Feeding Roy’s muscular, motoric rhythms through Boyd’s modular synthesizer as Woodard sets about destroying a guitar, the outcome is comparable to a metrically-modulated trainwreck and every bit as engrossing.

Fēlix Et Fur reunites former teacher and student Lance Higdon and Davis Jackson in a duet heavily influenced by their mutual love of Bastard Noise, The Cherry Point and other bands from the noise/powerviolence nexus. Utilizing junk metal, surface noise and the potentialities of pawnshop effects pedals, as well as a quadrophonic sound setup, Fēlix Et Fur aims to approach noise from oblique directions.

The show takes place Friday, April 4th. Performance is free (though 21-and-up only without a guardian) and begins at 8 pm. The show will take place in the distillery itself, utilizing the acoustic qualities of the tanks themselves (and the regular intervals of passing trains).

Dorćol Distillery is located at 1902 South Flores. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DorcolDistilling and https://www.facebook.com/RISATX

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

John Wiese | Houston Debut | Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6 2014


John Wiese | Houston Debut 

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Imaginary Values Presents: John Wiese’s experimental films + an opening quintet of Damon Smith, Steve Jansen, Chris Cogburn, Sandy Ewen, and Parham Daghighi

14 Pews | 800 Aurora Street | Houston, Texas 77009 | www.14pews.org
Event page: www.facebook.com/events/606032409489175


Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.
John Wiese, Richard Ramirez, Illicit Relationship, Plumbing, A Week of Kindness, :::kai/ros

Sound Exchange | 1846 Richmond Avenue | Houston, Texas 77098 | www.soundexchangehouston.com
Event page: www.facebook.com/events/751793431500121


For more information, see www.johnwiesetexasdebut.tumblr.com and www.john-wiese.com. For press inquires and high-resolution images, contact Steve Jansen at steve.g.jansen@gmail.com.


In early April, electronic/noise music artist John Wiese will perform in Houston for the first time in his illustrious career. A legendary figure in the avant-music world, Wiese will present a program of new experimental films at 14 Pews, 800 Aurora Street at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5. This debut apperance will be followed by Wiese’s solo performance of idiosyncratic, site-specific, tibral-based noise at Sound Exchange, 1846 Richmond Avenue, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6.

Born in 1977 in Fort Leavenworth, the Los Angeles, California-based experimental music pioneer, composer and visual artist primarily works in recorded and performed sound with a focus on installation and multi-channel diffusions as well as scoring for large ensembles.

A founding member of the noisecore/avant-garde/grindcore/musique concrète band Sissy Spacek, Wiese has collaborated and performed with artists as diverse as Sunn O))), Merzbow, Evan Parker, Bastard Noise, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Wolf Eyes, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Yellow Swans, Cattle Decapitation, No Age, C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core), and Kommissar Hjuler und Frau.

Wiese, who has toured extensively throughout the world, covering the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, received his bachelor’s of fine arts at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.

The 14 Pews performance on Saturday, April 5, will showcase a quintet of some of Texas’ most robust improvised musicians that are each fresh off rousing performances at Austin’s No Idea Festival 2014.

Damon Smith’s explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. The Houston-based artist has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen (of Sun Ra’s Arkestra), Henry Kaiser, Birgit Ulher, Fred Frith, Wadada Leo Smith, Marco Eneidi, Wolfgang Fuchs, Peter Brötzmann and Peter Kowald.

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Steve Jansen is a Texas-based experimentalist whose musical pursuits focus on alto saxophone, tape manipulation, extended guitar loops, and contact mic-aided soundscapes. Jansen, who has toured extensively throughout the States as well as Mexico and Peru, has performed with creative musicians from around the world, including Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, James Fei, Tim Daisy, James Fella, and Manongo Mujica.

Percussionist Chris Cogburn is an active performer, curator and educator who splits his time between Austin and Mexico City. His artistic practice and curatorial interests are rooted in the collaborative context of improvisation. Cogburn’s approach to the drums gives focus to the instrument’s sonic potential as a site and container for resonance. Since 2003, Cogburn has organized the annual No Idea Festival, which showcases a handful of Texas’ premiere creative musicians in collaboration with improvisors from around the U.S., Europe, Japan, Mexico, Canada and the world.

Sandy Ewen resides in Houston, where she pursues her musical and visual projects and her architecture license. Ewen has performed music throughout North America as a collaborative improviser and as a member of the Weird Weeds. In 2012, Ewen released a duo LP with guitarist Tom Carter of Charalambides, a trio CD with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Weasel Walter, and a rock LP with Austin’s Weird Weeds. She has performed music throughout Texas as well as in New York City and Mexico City.

Houston-born Parham Daghighi is an Iranian-American artist currently living in Austin. His artistic focus is using electric guitar, alto saxophone and voice in the context of improvised musical performance. Daghighi’s approach to the instruments employed in performance is based on deconstruction with the primary goal of providing essential sounds to the environment of each improvisation.

Meanwhile, the Sunday, April 6 show at Houston institution Sound Exchange will showcase a number of the top contributors to Houston’s legendary noise scene.

A harsh noise artist since 1989, Richard Ramirez has worked with such artists as Merzbow, Richard Rupenus (New Blockaders), MSBR, The Haters, Prurient, Kapotte Muziek, Astro, The Rita, Skin Crime, Smell and Quim, Con-Dom, Thurston Moore, and many others. He has toured the U.S., Canada, UK, Europe and Japan.

Illicit Relationship is the local experimental duo of Austin Caustic and Carol Sandin. Sandin is a former member of the experimental/noise project Rotten Piece while Caustic used to be involved with legendary experimental group Turmoil in the Toybox.

Plumbing is the solo harsh noise project of Steve Jansen, who uses field recordings that he’s gathered from Africa, Latin America, Europe and the States to construct left-of-field sound collages.

A Week of Kindness is the experimental/minimal/field recordings project of Sean E. Matzus, who also works with bands/projects such as Black Leather Jesus, [Untitled], Red Hook, theNIGHTproduct, and Tsalal. He also runs the local experimental label Unlimited Drift.

:::kai/ros::: is a longtime Houston experimental/space noise group that will perform in a rare live appearance.


Additional links: 

John Wiese | www.john-wiese.com | www.sissyspacek.bandcamp.com

Damon Smith | www.balancepointacoustics.com

Steve Jansen | www.thatscoolrecords.bandcamp.com

Chris Cogburn | www.noideafestival.com

Sandy Ewen | www.sandyewen.com

Richard Ramirez | www.deadlinenoiserecordings.com

Sean Matzus/A Week of Kindness | www.unlimiteddrift.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tonight: SSBT at El Historial, Museo del Juguete, Mexico City


Miércoles 26 de Marzo 2014 | 20:30 horas @ EL HISTORIAL | MUJAM | Museo del Juguete Antiguo México | Dr. Olvera #15 Col. Doctores. México DF

EL HISTORIAL y Audition Records presentan:

SSBT | Austin
Chris Cogburn (batería)
Steve Jansen (sax/guitarra)
Parham Daghighi (sax/guitarra)

::: ( SIC ) :::
Rodrigo Ambriz & Bonequi
http://auditionrecords.com/(sic).php

solos/duo
Don Malfon, saxofón (Discordian Records/Barcelona) |http://donmalfon.wordpress.com

Ricardo Tejero, saxofón (Madrid/Londres) | http://www.ricardotejero.com

Más info | http://elhistorial.com | www.auditionrecords.com/mx.php

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

John Wiese | Austin Debut | Thursday, April 3, 2014


John Wiese | Austin Debut 

With SSBT and Breakdancing Ronald Reagan + Aunt’s Analog 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. 
Museum of Human Achievement 
Springdale and Lyons 
Austin, Texas 78702 
www.johnwiesetexasdebut.tumblr.com 

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, electronic/noise music artist John Wiese will perform in Austin for the first time in his illustrious career. A legendary figure in the avant-music world, Wiese will present idiosyncratic, site-specific, tibral-based noise at the Museum of Human Achievement, located at Springdale and Lyons in east Austin.

Born in 1977 in Fort Leavenworth, the Los Angeles, California-based experimental music pioneer, composer and visual artist primarily works in recorded and performed sound with a focus on installation and multi-channel diffusions as well as scoring for large ensembles.

A founding member of the noisecore/avant-garde/grindcore/musique concrète band Sissy Spacek, Wiese has collaborated and performed with artists as diverse as Sunn O))), Merzbow, Evan Parker, Bastard Noise, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Wolf Eyes, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Yellow Swans, Cattle Decapitation, No Age, C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core), and Kommissar Hjuler und Frau.

Wiese, who has toured extensively throughout the world, covering the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, received his bachelor’s of fine arts at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.

The evening will feature a high-energy performance from Austin-based SSBT, a trio that attacks jack-out-of-the-box free jazz, soundscape improv, hardcore, and noise via duel horns, duel guitars, and advanced percussion. In addition to touring Texas with John Wiese in April, the free improvisation group – featuring No Idea Festival executive director and curator Chris Cogburn on percussion and multi-instrumentalists Steve Jansen and Parham Daghighi – is playing a distinguished concert in Mexico City in late March in support of its recently released debut cassette, Lucy and Winston (That’s Cool Records).

Opening the night is the collaborative set of Austin-based noise acts Breakdancing Ronald Reagan (Jonathan Cash) and Aunt’s Analog (Matt LaComette). Cash organizes the yearly Sux by Suxwest experimental music showcase while LaComette, who runs Instincto Records, has been one of Austin’s longest running experimental/noise music figures.

For more information, see www.johnwiesetexasdebut.tumblr.com and www.john-wiese.com. For press inquires and high-resolution images, contact Steve Jansen at steve.g.jansen@gmail.com.

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com

Additional links: 

John Wiese
www.john-wiese.com
www.sissyspacek.bandcamp.com

That’s Cool Records (record label for SSBT)
www.thatscoolrecords.bandcamp.com 
www.thatscoolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tcr-016-ssbt-cassette 

Chris Cogburn of SSBT
www.noideafestival.com 

Matt LaComette/Instincto Records
www.instinctorecords.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Visual: Lié at Helm's Deep

Two-thirds of Lié performs at Helm's Deep
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Austin, Texas

Monday, March 17, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sunday: SGJ/Rebecca Novak at Khon's

Steve Jansen (Phoenix/Austin) / Rebecca Novak duo 

+ Ronnie Yates - words 
Sandy Ewen and Ryan Edwards - guitars

Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 8 p.m.

Khon's wine.darts.coffee.art
2808 Milam | Houston, Texas 77006