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Radio Five Watt Presents: Writers in the Round Featuring Molly Maher, Todd Clouser, & Lydia Liza $5
Wednesday, August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Radio Five Watt is a locally focused music, arts and culture internet radio station. We stream online 24 hours a day from our radio desk in the Northeast Minneapolis Five Watt Coffee shop.
Our goal is to be a catalyst of community and connectivity in a city rich with talent. From broadcasting the best and the newest of local music, to podcasting bits from our arts and culture community. Radio Five Watt is the the place where it all comes together to form one resonant voice, connecting everyone who listens and contributes.
Learn more and download the app at www.radiofivewatt.org
Molly Maher is the sort of musician you see once and never forget. An incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul and cutting lyrics draws from the deep roots of Americana music. She writes songs that ring true. Her singing is a ﬁne balance of deep and soulful, somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Raitt. Twangy and lament-filled spirit, guitar driven country-folk-jam with a blues swagger.
Backed by a couple of Maher’s Disbelievers: Erik Koskinen (guitar, vocals) , Richard Medic
(drums) veterans and accomplished musicians in their own right.
“Todd Clouser doesn’t fit into any scene, and doesn’t want to” says NPR in describing the aesthetic of the young guitarist, vocalist and writer. A native of Minneapolis, Clouser currently resides in Mexico City, writing and performing in a prolific manner uncommon to, and often at odds with, today’s market sensibilities. Clouser comes with the tomorrow of creative music, descending from the lineage of 70’s rock heroics, song craft, and improvised musics. Todd Clouser released a trilogy of records with his group A Love Electric on Brooklyn label Royal Potato Family between February 2012 and 2013, earning praise from critics of jazz and rock alike, while working tirelessly as a published poet, writer of short fiction and community philanthropist in Mexico. “Blistering” says the Prague Post on Clouser, while NPR goes on to call him “fascinating …. ultimately illuminating”, with the Phildaelphia Inquirer pointing to Todd as “A Gem, Clouser spices the All American vibe of Bill Frisell with some Jimi Hendrix fire.”
Lydia Liza eats red flags for breakfast. Not a lot of artists can wear the “teenage musical prodigy” hat and go on to find success as an adult. Not a lot of artists can write a smash novelty holiday song and go on to transcend the “viral sensation” label. But Lydia Liza taught herself guitar at 14, and has always been in this for the long haul. Lydia’s work ethic, not to mention her sharp, forward- thinking songwriting skills, has paid off. She’s shared the stage with artists like The Goo Goo Dolls, KimyaDawson, Atmosphere, Dessa, Dead Man Winter, Chastity Brown, and many others, and is currently working on two projects: a full-length collaboration with producer Big Cats, and a new band, Your Friend, Lydia Liza (featuring Jessica Anderson of Enemy Planes, Jimmy Osterholt of Savage Moods, Jillian Rae and Gospel Machine, and Kelly Blau of Rachel Hanson).
Make a reservation at AsterCafe.com to reserve your seat for the show.
$5 cover charge will be added to your tab.