Events

Music: Toney Rocks (NV)

Soul stirring singer-songwriter Toney Rocks returns to his native east coast for a tour of intimate solo acoustic concerts.

Doors at 7:00 PM, music 7:30 PM

All ages, $10 suggested donation.

Toney Rocks performs his latest critically acclaimed singles, “Run to the Night” and “Not Gonna Run” as well as other Americana influenced songs from his various albums.

In 2017, The Las Vegas Weekly named Toney Rocks as one of the top 10 Acts to Watch. His sound is an Americana mixture of country, blues and rock with engaging songwriting. Toney Rocks delivers a show rich in diversity featuring his soulful singing supported by acoustic guitars, ukulele and piano. His latest single, “Not Gonna Run”, released independently under his own Wooka Record label has been featured on popular music blogs and radio shows around the world. Kathy Forste, Music Director of KC Cafe Radio said, “Toney Rocks’ voice is cool and sweet, rocking and lyrical. His songs are thoughtful and hummable.”

https://www.toneyrocks.com/

Music: Ira Wolf (TN), Lee Henke (WI) + Conor Ryan Hennessy

Indie-folk musicians Ira Wolf (TN) and Lee Henke (MN) visit Gallery 263 on their spring tour! Local musician Conor Ryan Hennessy opens.

Doors at 7:00 PM, music 7:30 PM

All ages, $10 suggested donation.

With more than 30 million plays on Spotify, Ira Wolf has exploded onto the folk scene over the past three years. Hailing from the mountains of Montana, and making a home in Nashville, TN, Wolf’s music and writing connects with audiences on a deeply personal level through melancholy vocals and vulnerably honest lyrics. With three studio albums to share, Ira has performed on stages across the U.S., parts of the UK, Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand since she began touring in 2014. She spent much of 2016 promoting her sophomore album Honest on The GoWesty tour in a 1988 VW Vanagon, performing and climbing mountains across a majority of the U.S. before returning to Nashville to finish her third record. The Closest Thing To Home made its debut on September 9th, 2017, followed by another nation-wide solo tour. Ira maintains a busy schedule on the road and plans to tour the US extensively in 2018 with the release of her first vinyl record.
http://irawolfmusic.com/

In a small cabin in the north woods of Wisconsin, Lee Henke works tirelessly at his craft. A midwestern singer-songwriter who is sincerely dedicated to quality and simplicity, he delivers well-constructed songs with a even blend of contour and grit. For the past 5 years, he has been touring the country with Minneapolis-based folk band, The Last Revel. He released his first solo effort entitled Schema EP in September of 2015.
http://leehenke.com/

Conor Ryan Hennessy, a singer-songwriter based in Brighton, “infuses a tired genre with a fresh perspective and a rapier-sharp wit … [and] puts a novel spin on age-old themes: inequality, injustice, an increasingly downtrodden American workforce.” (The ARTery, WBUR)
https://cottonswabcitrus.bandcamp.com/

 

Music @ 263: Open Mic Night

Join us at Gallery 263 for the first gallery-hosted Open Mic Night!

Doors and sign-ups at 7:00 PM, music starts 7:30 PM

All ages, free to perform and attend.

Gallery 263 provides an intimate gallery setting for emerging musicians. As always, expect talented musicians, great acoustics, and a supportive audience. This is an acoustic open mic, so just bring your acoustic instrument(s) and yourself!

Local musician Sasha Milan will be our host for the evening! Bring your friends and share a couple of songs you’re excited about 🙂

Music: Request Freebird, Brian George and Nathan Marion Roy

Local, stripped-down indie rock from Request Freebird, Brian George and Nathan Marion Roy.

Doors at 7:00 PM, music 7:30 PM

All ages, $5-10 suggested donation.

 

Request Freebird (formerly ACLU Benefit) is the duo of Noah (guitar & vox) and Thomas (cello). “noah britton is autistic, hilarious, and generally a bad-ass with a heart the size – unpredictability and frightening velocity – of an exploding planet.” – Amanda Palmer 

 

Brian George is a singer-songwriter from Boston. He is known for playing drop-C tuned guitars, creating a mood rather than actually telling a story, and fronting the rock band Motel Black. In Nov 2017 he released his first set of live demos recorded at the WEMF practice space in Cambridge, MA. Dig Boston has called Brian “a performer that takes hold and doesn’t let go.” His first set of properly recorded songs will be available Summer 2018.

 

Nathan Marion Roy is a queer singer/songwriter based in Boston, MA. A former member of the Manchester, NH quartet New English, he has toured extensively throughout the Northeast in support of their two EPs, Syrup and Oh Wow. As a solo artist, Nathan’s sound can be described as a darker take on traditional heartland rock. You know, the kind of thing you’d listen to when it’s raining, kind of warm, and you’re toggling between hot and cold air to keep your windshield from fogging up. His debut album, Flowers for Every Occasion, was recently recorded in Nashville, TN, and is due out in the spring of 2018.