Gods & Monsters with Rachel Efron and Ira Marlowe : Two Songwriters Plumb The Dark & The Sublime - Private Parlor Show (($15 before/$20 day of show))

Gods & Monsters with Rachel Efron and Ira Marlowe : Two Songwriters Plumb The Dark & The Sublime

Two of the Bay Area’s most compelling songwriters are teaming up to offer an evening of songs and stories on the theme of gods and monsters. Drawing mostly from their personal catalogs, and with a bit of help from such greats as Leonard Cohen and Gillian Welch, they will take the audience on a hero’s journey, replete with the mother/daughter dynamics of Demeter and Persephone, supernatural love stories, not to mention an inquiry into the ways we make gods and monsters of each other right here on earth.

Both Efron and Marlowe are series songcrafters, Efron teaching songwriting at California Jazz Conservatory and Marlowe at UC Berkeley. Efron writes timeless melodies and astute lyrics from her own small clearing near the genres of classical, jazz, and pop. Her latest release, “Angel No More” features musical best friends Jon Evans (Tori Amos, Sarah MacLachlan), Matthias Bossi (Rabbit Rabbit), and Julie Wolf (Ani Difranco). Marlowe’s songs have been described as “four-minute movies,” known for a rare combination of lyrical wit and emotional impact. He is a staple of the Bay Area music scene, having opened the creative hub, The Monkey House, in 2012, and been the songwriter for the SF Mime Troupe.

Rachel Efron

“Balancing fragility and strength, introspection and unblinking observation, Oakland singer, songwriter, and pianist Rachel Efron sets her lambent, poetically charged lyrics to soft, caressing melodies.” — SF Chronicle

Ira Marlowe

“Ira Marlowe is Oakland’s sweet little secret. There will soon be a time when he completely blows up Tom Waits style and you can say you saw him when.” – SF Chronicle

$15.00 - $20.00


$15 up to the day before and $20 day of show both online and at the door.

Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.

Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.

Online sales are active until 9:30pm the night of show (unless sold out). You can purchase tickets right at the door using a card via your phone and the above Ticketfly.com link. That old-fashioned cash is also accepted, of course.

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