What!? No Permit!? night, a gathering of local musicians and literary artists who are performing indoors, even though spring fever will be hitting them with the urge to step outside. Alas, that spontaneous outdoor performance-
The Saxyderms and Nick Thorkelson and his pals will join Dirty Water Brass Band for an evening of live performance that will generate that impulse to thrust one foot out the door .... but stop, no permit? Unclear how this evening will end.
Further event information:
The Saxyderms bill themselves as New England's largest saxophone ensemble. Discovering each other in 2006 while attending Tufts University, the currently 10-member group has a very eclectic repertoire and a mission to spread the joy of music to as many people as possible. Hence their penchant for "practicing"
Nick Thorkelson & friends will be performing songs, skits, and poetry of, by, and for bohemia. Thorkelson will be taking full advantage of the Lily Pad's grand piano, a luxury not readily available when playing the streets. But rest assured, that little luxury will not detract from the vagabond spirit permeating his set. As Thorkelson explains: "Bohemia-- the search for psychically unregulated space for the free flowering of art, ecstasy, rage and foolishness -- will be the subject of the revue-style program. This will be a sneak preview of some of the material that, in its complete version, will be presented in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood on May 10 & 11." For the Lily Pad, Thorkelson plans to present the following: "Why It's Got to Be So," a short play by Thorkelson, set in a 1969 unemployment office that ends in a song regarding the relative merits of responsibility and liberty; a mini-set of Woody Guthrie songs and stories featuring composer Mark Warhol and singer/guitarist John Hicks; and a poem (with music) in the voice of Emma Goldman. All these plans can be subject to change by show time, because after all, they are bohemians and by nature, live on the edge! Nick Thorkelson is co-artistic director at Fort Point Theatre Channel. www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org, www.nickthorkelson.com
Dirty Water Brass Band has played around New England and enjoys making contemplative spaces less so. They refer to themselves as a visual band, since evidently folks like looking at them while they play. www.dirtywaterbrassband.com
Foot A Push Entertainment is a new occasional series established to showcase artists (emerging or established)