Friday, March 3, 2017

Recording: Ivy Mairi

Artist: Ivy Mairi

Songs: There is a Thing + Lopin' Along Thru the Cosmos [Judee Sill cover]

Recorded at The Theatre Centre (Long Winter 5.3), February 4, 2017.

Ivy Mairi - There is a Thing

Ivy Mairi - Lopin' Along Thru the Cosmos

The season's third Long Winter found a spot just a few doors from its old Queen and Dovercourt home at The Theatre Centre. Using both the upstairs main space and the main floor Incubator, there was music up and down all night long. Joined by Matthew Bailey on guitar, Ivy Mairi's set was focused more on folk-ish material from Nonbeliever album, and those songs were good companions for a lope through a track from Judee Sill's first album. The set ended with a look ahead to Mairi's upcoming new "pop" album — a sonic shift that will make perfect sense to anyone who's seen her singing with DIANA lately.

[Brandon Caswell Douglas got some sweet footage of the night which you can check out here. (I have used his recording as one source of "Loping Along" here.) Long Winter ends the season with a return to the Gladstone Hotel on Friday, March 24th with music by Deliluh, Leanne Simpson, Protruders, Doom Tickler, Bonnie Trash, Bunny, HEX, Midge, Clamaglamza, Joel Eel and Sistem.]

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