Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tower of Song Fundraiser at Sylvia Kania Gallery Recap

Although the miserable weather last Saturday kept the crowds away from our final Tower of Song Fundraiser, it still turned out to be a great night of music. The Sylvia Kania Gallery was nice enough to host the event for us, and they will also be helping us with the Festival on the 23rd. Be sure to check out their Naked Gallery Event following the conclusion of Spencer & The School Spirit Mafia's headlining set Saturday night. That event starts around 8 pm, and provides the chance for you to paint on their bare gallery walls while DJs spin music to keep the creative vibes flowing. The Sylvia Kania Gallery is located at 148 High St.

The fundraiser kicked off with a great set by Jesse Pilgrim, who will also be appearing at the Festival. He played almost all the songs from his great EP, Pecos Bill is Dead, as well as a few new tunes and a cover of an Okkervil River song.

Next up was Blaque Boose from the Portsmouth, NH area- their set was a true revelation, starting off with a cover of a song from the cult classic "The Wicker Man" (go out and rent it today- but DO NOT get the Nic Cage remake!). The band is usually a 10-piece, but tonight they were "stripped down" to only 5 members. The music was still absolutely spellbinding, and I look forward to seeing them play again soon (possibly at Tower of Song).

The night closed out with Johnny Fountain and his tightly constructed songs and rambling storytelling.

If you weren't able to make it to the show, but still want to support the Festival, you can donate to Tower of Song here.

Jesse Pilgrim

Blaque Boose

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