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Mary Bue Wednesdays JULY Residency with Adam Levy (Folk/Roots) $8
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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8pm – Adam Levy
9PM – Mary Bue
Mary Bue is an indie musician, yoga instructor and yoga studio owner based in Minneapolis. A prolific songwriter with nearly 7 albums under her belt, Mary’s music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, triumph, dreams, and the natural world. A longtime student of yoga and psychology since her early teens, Mary weaves sacred subject matter into her songs with inquiries into the spirit, the seeking of deeper levels of consciousness, and deep concern for the environment all mixed into her sometimes crass, real-world hue. Mary recently opened Imbue Yoga in South Minneapolis – an intimate, beginner friendly studio featuring many lineages of yoga — with all of these deep passions and interests, she’s a true multi-passionate entrepreneur. In 2017 Mary is an Artist in Residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM – spending time in solitude, along the Rio Grande river gorge and Sangre de Cristo mountains. Her 7th project, The Majesty of Beasts, was released on May 12th, 2017.
NEW EP THE MAJESTY OF BEASTS
The Majesty of Beasts is Mary Bue’s 7th release, thick with transformative events which occurred in its making. The content ranges from trivial, catchy pop-punk to harrowing personal hell. From leaving behind a broken dishwasher and a toaster oven in “The Shit I left in Duluth,” to feeling like an aging loser in a sea of hipsters at a bar in “Minnesota Goodbye,” Mary ventures deeper into environmental and humanitarian concerns in the title track “The Majesty of Beasts.” By far her most aggressive recording to date is “Petty Misdemeanor” in which Bue reveals to the public for the first time her experience of being a victim/survivor of sexual assault and the injustice/betrayal/failure of the legal system and close communities when dealing with this type of trauma (a portion of the proceeds of records sold will go to aid for supporting victims of sexual assault).
The Majesty of Beasts is Mary Bue’s first venture onto vinyl with a limited edition run of EPs. This album fit together like puzzle of numerous moving parts: a prize from Welcome to 1979 studios in Nashville’s Battle of the Bands, (where the EP was recorded), a career development grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, a successful crowdfunding venture with Kickstarter and a coming together and breaking up of a band of two years (not to mention a divorce and a move to Minneapolis). These four songs are a close companion in nature to 2015’s Holy Bones and is a sentiment to the depths Mary continues to plumb in her own personal heavens and hells as well as our society’s.
Adam Levy is regarded by many to be one of the great American songwriters of his era. His newest solo endeavor might be his best and most original work to date. Levy is probably best known for his nearly 20 years of work as lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs. Levy’s songwriting has always been musically expansive, exploring styles as diverse as American roots music, psychedelia, soul, world, jazz, and classical music. His lyrics have always been thoughtful, literary and provocative, and have garnered him international critical accolades and fans. Adam’s wry wit and incisive lyrics are wrapped inside layers of deceptively beautiful melodies and hooks that have come to life with his signature great guitar work. Paste Magazine once said Levy’s songwriting captured “the zeitgeist of our time.”
His lyrics reflect his years in social work, commitment to social justice issues and lifelong interest in history, culture and political matters. This has distinguished Adam among his peers as a singer-songwriter, blending the great traditions of pop and American folk music into something unique and timeless. Levy has also embarked on a slew of side-projects in the last 5 years: electronic experimental music with Liminal Phase, orchestral chamber pop with And The Professors, children’s music with Bunny Clogs, ’60s and ’70s soul and funk with Hookers $ Blow, and early-mid 20th century jazz with Rose Room. Adam is currently working on his first truly solo project expected out in 2015, as well as a new Honeydogs record. He likes to think his best song is yet to come.