Mirah – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – June 30th, 2019

Mirah

Mirah

Guidon Bear

Sun · June 30, 2019

8:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$14 ADV / $16 DOS + Fees

Mirah
Mirah
Brooklyn-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (b. 1974, Philadelphia) creates incorruptible independent pop music defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings. Mirah has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various US domestic and foreign independent labels while touring the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand many times since 1998. Pitchfork has praised her “incredible voice—a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath.”
Mirah’s 6th full-length solo record, ‘Understanding’ (released September 7, 2018 on Mirah’s own imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings) is a conscientious return to her early unconventional recording process. The record embraces the spirited imperfection and rawness inclusive of rough first takes, natural room sounds, and a fair amount of broken equipment. Written and recorded in a time of political and personal upheaval - family illness and the death of a dear friend, all in the shadow of the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath - ‘Understanding’ presents an even hand of political themes, love songs and introspective rallying cries.
Frequent collaborators of the years have included well-known producers Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Eli Crews (The Julie Ruin), Tucker Martine, Guy Sigsworth and Calvin Johnson, songwriters and composers such as Thao Nguyen, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Lori Goldston, Susie Ibarra, Jherek Bischoff, Tara Jane O’Neil and Khaela Maricich (The Blow) and visual and media artists such as Anna Oxygen of Cloud Eye Control, Britta Johnson and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.
Guidon Bear
Mary Water, Pat Maley, and Michael Bradley first met at a test-tube baby reunion but after a spirited debate about the sustainability of goat rodeos, they parted ways on tense terms.
As fate would have it, they met again during a failed audition for season 2 of Jersey Shore. They reconciled in the warmth of the New Jersey sun and began playing music together when they returned to Olympia, Washington.
They “pay” for their exorbitant acting lessons (in hopes of one day making it onto their favorite reality show) with their day jobs as a middle school teacher, therapeutic grocer, and computer programmer.
However, twice a week, after sunset, Mary and Michael sneak into Pat’s garage and play music as loudly as possible in an attempt to lure Pat out from his home laboratory where he recently discovered a new element after spilling nail polish onto cello bow rosin. The music calms them down and as long as they avoid topics involving goats or rodeos, they appear to get along fairly well.
Last month, upon discovering that they were the first embryos to survive a trial of underfeeding test tube babies, the trio decided to disavow their allegiance to Jersey Shore. They currently deploy a harmonic resonance designed to dismantle the capitalist machine and they plan to record their first Christmas album in 2020, entirely backward.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/