MINORA MAJORA PRESENTS 1-year Anniversary Party feat. Christy & Emily (NYC) w/ special guests BPX (Band Practice), I Scream You Scream, Thunder Thighs
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA, 94705
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Christy & Emily
Experimental folk-pop duo Christy & Emily is comprised of Christy Edwards, a self- taught indie-rock guitarist and Emily Manzo, a classically trained pianist. The duo began writing music together after their band with Walter Martin of The Walkmen dissolved. Since their 2006 debut on The Social Registry, they have toured in the US and extensively in Europe. Their second record was made in Emily’s basement apartment and found itself on Robert Lloyd’s UK label, Big Print. In 2009 and 2011 they recorded two albums with producer Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust in the German countryside.
At home in New York they have performed at Le Poisson Rouge, The Brooklyn Museum, The Knitting Factory, The Stone and Joe’s Pub, often collaborating with musicians from both rock and avant-garde classical worlds.
Recently the duo has had the great honor to develop a concert with Brock Monroe of The Joshua Lightshow and perform with him throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. They are also delighted to say that their music can be heard in the film, Nancy, Please (2012), directed by Andrew Seamans and winner of the World Narrative Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Over many years Christy & Emily have forged a songwriting style that melds haunting vocal harmonies with jagged guitar swells and vintage electric piano/organ dreaminess. For the latest album and tours, they have built up their sound by adding Peter Kerlin (Chris Forsyth, Source of Yellow) on bass and Kristin Mueller (Gloria Deluxe, Cynthia Hopkins) on drums. In their more subtle formation as a duo, Erik Satie's First Gymnopédie does not feel out of place during a surprise appearance in their tune “Lover's Talk.”
“In Christy & Emily's music, we find unconventional rockers with Brazilian baiao rhythms seated in a psychedelic netherworld, suicide ballads invoking the sordid tales in the Harry Smith Anthology and chords borrowed from Schumann and Liszt with a chorus that nods to Brian Wilson."
–Digital In Berlin
I Scream You Scream
Thunder Thighs is a violin enchantress, singing ghostly lullaby's while tenderly playing her guitar and loop pedal.
She sings about stuff like mental health, heart ache, the end of the world, bears, forests and setting little fires.
BPX (Band Practice)
Band Practice is a group of badass ladies makin tunes.
We play a very funky, fun style of jazzy rock & roll. We are 1990's Olympia meets The Roches meets Betty Davis. I'd like to think there is a little Karen Carpenter in all of us as well--have you ever seen her play drums!!
$5.00 - $7.00
Advanced Tickets are available online until 5pm on the day of the show and a reserve of tickets are generally available at the door that night, unless posted on the Starry Plough website, Facebook and Twitter pages as sold out. http://www.starryploughpub.com