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Float, Punch, Glide, Slash; Dab, Wring, Flick, Press

We’ve begun the process of auditioning dancers for our next massively ambitious narrative rock/multimedia/dance piece. It’s going to be an interesting process, and it feels good to be taking the first tentative steps towards it. It was also my first time sitting in on a movement audition. Basically, we spent two hours directing the actors in theatre games, character and movement exercises to see what kinds of ideas and follow-through they’ve got. So we’ve already found a couple of Read more »

R.I.P. Gerry Goffin

We just got word that legendary songwriter and lyricist Gerry Goffin died this morning. Here’s our cover, from a few years back, of one of the most well-known songs Goffin and his then-wife Carole King wrote together, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” Requiescat in pace, conscriptor.

Secret shows

Over the next few months, we’re starting the process of developing pieces for our next touring show. We’d like to invite our friends and fans to be part of the process. So we’re experimenting with some new music out in public, at one of our favorite small clubs in Portland, The Lovecraft Bar. We’ll try out new cover songs, work out new arrangements for our original songs, and we’re bringing guest musicians through to see what pieces and people Read more »