The Kitchen Sink
Tuesday August 8th
Son of Town Hall in Concert
Doors @ 7:00 / Show @ 7:30
$20.00 (100% goes to the artists!)
Click to view PAST EVENTS AT THE KITCHEN SINK
“Unique and beautiful…unforgettable.” - Phil Collins (Austin, TX)
“Purposely timeless yet anachronistic, a sort of aural steampunk”
Santa Fe New Mexican
Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles. What songs would they sing whilst stomping like melodious madmen on the boards of their boat? Or set yourself adrift for a piece, untether yourself from your daily affairs, bring only fresh water, a large writing pad and plenty of pencils. With only the endless sky above and the wine-dark waters below, what half-crazed tales would pour out of you?
Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of Santa Fe's own David Berkeley and London's Ben Parker. Parker, a highly sought-after songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated singer/songwriter/guitarist/author have imagined a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theater. It will leave you transformed, with your heart full of laughter and tears, drunk on adventure and the tragic beauty of the human condition.
Trust us: This show (the duo's only in New Mexico) is not to be missed. Truly unique. Part theater, part concert. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll jump aboard the metaphoric raft, and you won't ever want to jump off. Son of Town Hall recorded its first set of songs at the old Kitchen Sink in Chupadero, and they intend to record this concert for a possible future live release. Be part of history.
“Sensational!” - John Platt, WFUV
“Nothing short of stunning” - Lisa Schwartz, Director Philadelphia Folk Festival
"Blend the harmonic sense of Innervisions-era Stevie Wonder with the skeletal downtempo beats of Portishead, and top it up with a scorching soul singer: that’s the magic recipe for Hello Dollface"
- The Big Takeover Magazine
There is no event parking available at the studio. Parking is available in nearby Guadalupe Street parking lots, in the municipal lot next to Allsups gas station, and ample parking is always available across the street from the studio at the DeVargas Mall.
in collaboration with
Southwest Roots Music
and Santa Fe Performance Exchange
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Leyla McCalla Trio
doors @ 7:00, show @ 7:30
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE KITCHEN SINK
Hello,Dollface. a multi-dimensional, cosmic soul collective flirting with a kaleidoscope of color and sound in a collision of space & time. Ethereal, electro-sensual, sophisticated, raw, and intentional, the band paints the spirit world in Dali soundscapes layered in through-composed forms, rainbow rhodes, varied meters, jazz sensibility, and a siren's call in a shifting paradigm.
August 12th 2017
Hello Dollface in Concert
Doors 7:00 / Show 7:30
A Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, McCalla plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy and elegant, soulful and witty, vibrating with three centuries of history. Offbeat calls her songs “ambitious, deep and gorgeous,” while the Boston Globe describes her sound as “at once varnished and sparse, like field recordings in high definition.” Born in New York City to Haitian immigrants, McCalla experienced a renewed sense of connection with her Haitian heritage after moving to the Crescent City in 2010. “I feel very at home here,” she says. “The more I learned about the history of Louisiana, its ties to Haiti and French-speaking culture, the more sense of belonging I felt and continue to feel.” The relocation led to her appearance on the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Grammy-nominated Leaving Eden, as well as extensive concert dates as a touring member of the group. It also deeply enriched Leyla’s own music and sharpened her sense of purpose. Her latest disc is entitled, A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey.