It’s been a while since we’ve seen you, though the Lost Church was certainly a gem, and we’ve played the private party scene a bit. Fun!
Meanwhile - it's time for more East Bay entertainment. Loretta is delighted to be playing an early show at Ira Marlowe's Monkey House on FRIDAY, May 24th promptly at 7:30. The Monkey House is an unmarked storefront at 1638 University Ave, near Sacramento and just three blocks from North Berkeley BART. Next to the Pole Dancing Academy. (Really.) It is also directly across from the Super 8 Motel (for those inspired by any ardent tunes) and parking is usually easy.
At this time the Monkey House does not serve food or alcohol, but you're welcome to bring your own. Yes - once again there is no stopping you from bringing your choices of refreshment, both solid and liquid! From roasted roma ragout to rack of raccoon, from Miller High Life to Pliney the Elder, bring it on. Be creative! Top tip? One of these will allow you the possibility of surreptitiously sampling the creativity of others.
The inimitable Nathan Moy will be hauling out his cajón this night to keep within the acoustic guidelines. As well we hope to be swapping sets with Ira Marlowe himself. Double treat!
Doors will open at 7:00 and this early early show will start at 7:30.
This is just a reminder that we'll be playing Saturday, March 9th at SF Mission district's gorgeous and intimate venue The Lost Church with our good friend Mokai - who will charm you with his sweet guitar finger stylings and song-stories of the strange and wonderful. It's another early show, so you'll still have time to slip into your platform shoes and head to the disco, grab gear and climb the TransAmerica building or ... hey! Ride BART!
The Lost Church is pretty as a picture - and did we mention that it's intimate? Get your tickets now to ensure a seat and an opportunity to hear our new songs - and some old - and to sip and snack on the Lost Church's delicious refreshments. The space fills rather quickly. Tickets ($10) can be purchased now by visiting www.thelostchurch.com and scrolling down to the March 9th Loretta/Mokai event. You can even use PayPal.
Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts promptly at 8:00. We look forward to seeing you - up close and personal!
It's been a little while since we hollered at - or for - you all, but don't worry! We'll be back in the saddle Saturday, March 9th in SF Mission district's gorgeous and intimate venue The Lost Church with the always wonderful Mokai. It's a lovely place to see bands. As author (and The Bold Italic producer) Jennifer Maerz writes:
"The Lost Church a haven for adventurous souls hungry for new thrills in unexpected settings. I became a Lost Church disciple back in January, when an invitation to see local alt-country idol Paula Frazer came with the additional intrigue of watching her perform in a mysterious venue. Something about the place being named The Lost Church gave the space a theatrical flair in my mind, and when I walked off cracky Capp Street and through the unmarked door, I felt like I was entering a scene in a David Lynch film.
Once I got up the steps and into the main room, I noticed naked lightbulbs glowing all old-timey in a bright line from the small stage, and red velvet curtains framing Paula and her cohort Jesse Jackson. The words “The Greek Chorus” twinkled in gold glitter on an arrow hanging down the wall, and below tiny rose-colored lights were sprawled like ivy. The room was so intimate, holding just 50 people, it was like I’d crashed someone’s (supremely awesome) house party as my friend and I took the last two folding chairs available." To read the article in its entirety, go here.
Doesn't that sound enticing? More details later, but mark your calendar for March 9th!
First – let’s hear it for Peralta Junction! We hope that pop-up carnival comes back, and soon. Nothing like witnessing a life-sized mousetrap and then playing a set of music on a fancypants stage without having to move more than a few feet.
We had thought that the performing adventures of Loretta Lynch were going to slow down as the year ended, but NO! We are happy as birdies with french fries to announce that we will be playing – for FREE – at Oakland’s New Parish on Wed. 12/12/12 (Some might want to note that this would be the last repetitive date of it’s kind most of us will ever experience –though we suppose it’s best not to make the assumption that all of you aren’t immortal.) As if this weren’t enough, we’ll be opening for that Renaissance man (and founding Loretta Lynch member) Joe Rut and his stellar band! A couple of us will be backing him on harmony vocals. Playing as well will be the ultra-talented Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman.
Doors open at 8 PM, admission is free (FREE!), and beer and food is available for a measly $3!
For more info: http://www.thenewparish.com/event/175324/
Thank you to those who came out to Ira Marlowe's Monkey House in Berkeley. What a sweet venue! We look forward to more gigs there, both as performers and audience.
Speaking of very cool and creative spaces and events, we are delighted to announce that on Saturday, November 24th, at 7:00, Loretta will be picking and humming in West Oakland’s newly acclaimed Peralta Junction. This fall, the vacant lot at the corner of Mandela Parkway and West Grand has been transformed into a creative community space filled with art and commerce. Working with local artists, the Peralta Junction Project has activated the space with art installations, creative workshops, local performing arts programming, micro-retail shops featuring local artisans, Oakland-based food trucks, a pumpkin patch, and a tented creative commons.
Come cure those post-Thanksgiving too-much-turkey blues and be thankful for all the weird and wonderful things we get to do in our neck of the woods, like play at Peralta Junction! And hey – keeping with the trend, it’s another early show.
For those who want to know more, here's the website: