Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters' Open Mic Night

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Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Our open mic nights showcase local singer/songwriters--whether you're a seasoned performer or a new comer that wants to perform in front of an audience for the first time, come on out and join the fun! 

Sign up begins at 6:30pm and open mic will commence at 7pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

*All events are free to attend, but we ask that anyone
taking a seat make a purchase from Crescent Moon.

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Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters' Open Mic Night

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Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Our open mic nights showcase local singer/songwriters--whether you're a seasoned performer or a new comer that wants to perform in front of an audience for the first time, come on out and join the fun! 

Sign up begins at 6:30pm and open mic will commence at 7pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

*All events are free to attend, but we ask that anyone
taking a seat make a purchase from Crescent Moon.

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Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters' Night: Open Mic

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Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Our open mic nights showcase local singer/songwriters--whether you're a seasoned performer or a new comer that wants to perform in front of an audience for the first time, come on out and join the fun! 

Sign up begins at 6:30pm and open mic will commence at 7:00pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

*All events are free to attend, but we ask that anyone
taking a seat make a purchase from Crescent Moon.

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Rebekah Rolland

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Rebekah Rolland is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based in Tucson. Early immersion in Arizona’s old-time and Bluegrass scene fueled her love for the tradition of storytelling through music, prompting her to study literature and music at the University of Arizona before setting out on several national tours with Tucson-based band, Run Boy Run. Five years on the road as a lead vocalist, fiddler, and primary songwriter for the group have taken her to stages across the country, from the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival to American Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion.

haracteristic of some of the most forceful and compelling voices in folk music, Rolland’s writing succeeds in building worlds of dust and clay, worn pages and weathered pearls, highways and high rises, the faces and hands, the trials and triumphs that make up the stories of the past and the present. Her sweet and resonant vocals serve as a striking counterpart to original songs that paint a gritty, though beautifully honest and captivating picture of the human experience.

elected as an artist-in-residence for the National Park Service Centennial, Rolland spent several weeks at the Homestead National Monument working on what will be her first solo release—an album of original songs based on Willa Cather’s Prairie Trilogy and the stories of early homesteaders in the U.S. The album is set to be released on 20 July 2018.

https://www.rebekahrolland.com/

https://www.rebekahrolland.com/

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Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Wildwoods Duo

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Noah and Chloe Gose of The Wildwoods join forces together to bring you a charming night of story-telling, soul-touching music, and effortless love at the amazing

Nebraska natives, The Wildwoods, a five piece band from Lincoln, NE, bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Formed in 2012, The Wildwoods released their first album, “A Little Sweeter”, in 2014 and have since released two more albums independently: “Take A Chance” (2016) and “Sweet Nostalgia” (2017). The two lead vocalists of the group, Noah Gose and Chloe Pinkman, also released a Duo EP titled “Birdie and Goose” in late 2017.

Following the successful release of their album “Sweet Nostalgia” the Wildwoods have opened for touring bands such as Elephant Revival, The Von Trapps, and Jamie Wyatt. They continue to tour regionally throughout the Midwest and Mountain States. The group was nominated in 2016 & 2017 by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards as one of the top Americana Folk Bands in the area, and in 2017 as Local Album of the year for their album “Sweet Nostalgia”. In December 2017, they performed live as part of the Paste Music & Daytrotter Sessions. The Wildwoods also prove to be talented songwriters in 2017, The Wildwood’s song “Way of Train”, made the semi-finals in the International Songwriting competition along with “Dance with Me” in 2016. Two of their songs also placed in the top 10 of the 2015 Omaha Performing Arts Songwriting Competition.

The following is what media had to say about The Wildwoods:

“The Wildwoods know exactly what kind of music they want to make. It's not often we hear a sound this focused...The voices are very different in timbre and delivery, yet mix with each other perfectly...Bring a friend or go alone; either way you'll find yourself reminiscing on the good times and finding peace with the bad ones.” Words by Landon Kuhlmann, Paste Magazine & Daytrotter

“The young songwriting tandem of Chloe Pinkman and Noah Gose harmonize like something out of the Depression Era, fitted with a certain weight yet warmly and triumphantly capable of lifting hearts regardless.” Andrew Stellman editor from Hear Nebraska


Learn more at
www.thewildwoodsband.com
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thewildwoods4

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Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters' Open Mic Night

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Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Our open mic nights showcase local singer/songwriters--whether you're a seasoned performer or a new comer that wants to perform in front of an audience for the first time, come on out and join the fun! 

Sign up begins at 6:30pm and open mic will commence at 7pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

*All events are free to attend, but we ask that anyone
taking a seat make a purchase from Crescent Moon.

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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

First Friday: Miranda Knutson || Purple Brick Roads

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I am currently finishing up my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, emphasizing in Painting and Ceramics, although mixed media chalk murals are my passion outside of the studio life. I am always taking commissions. I have a highly versatile set of skills in the fine arts field, along with an intermediate level of experience with the digital arts as well. Art is not only my career but my passion. I plan to pursue getting my Master of Fine Arts Degree, and I am open to any opportunities that may pop up along the way! 

Personally I plan to use my art as a vehicle to motivate, inspire, and educate the community on a multitude of topics; fighting for social justice and equality, fighting for environmental rights and protection, promoting a brighter future and outlet for the youth, providing aide to the homeless by promoting organizations such as “Skate For Change,” etc. I strive to help my community with my art, and hopefully expand nationally and worldwide as I progress with experience and age.

I involve myself in activism, social practice, and forms of art that speak truth to power.  My intent is not only to continue pursuing activism, but also to use my work to stimulate community involvement.  As an artist who typically incorporates a wide variety of mediums in my work, this may involve something as simple as a drawing, performance, or as complex as utilizing public space that creates a confrontational experience for the public.

 I am coming from a school that puts much of its focus on traditional object making.  That is not the kind of artist I am.  While I see nothing wrong with it, I feel compelled to be involved in the fight to improve our world.  My technical skills have been developed, but my content and intent has not really been as developed as it could be simply because it made both students and faculty uncomfortable. Because of this I feel like my work has plateaued and I need additional education to fulfill my goals. Upon completing my BFA, I feel that the ideal next step would be to complete my MFA. I have only scratched the surface of the fields I am interested in and I am certain that the next logical step is also the natural choice. Receiving my MFA is a decision born from the urge to develop myself, not only as an artist, but also as an Artivist and art educator.  Over the course of my undergraduate career I have found that my art can vastly impact my community, speaking louder than I ever could with my voice.

Over my time as a student, I have attended The Kent Bellows Program, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The University of Nebraska, Lincoln; while these provided me with the skills necessary to physically create work I have found myself interested in acting as Artist as Provocateur. Sometimes angry disagreeing parties have treated these pieces with hostility, and sometimes with equal antagonism and intimidation by police officers (see attached articles) however, others have shown great appreciation for these works, and have spoken out in support of my work. One of my installations was smashed into smithereens, brushed up into a box, and confiscated. The Walls were hosed off, and the piece was dismissed from the property, thanks to an opinionated police officer, and an unsupportive faculty. My convictions in the content of my work remain unwavering, however, once these projects were installed in public and the ensuing and heated debate started, I was left to defend myself without support. I have no problem taking responsibility for my actions, but I also was left adrift because while I was instructed how to physically create work, I had not been provided with an understanding of public sphere works, the history of controversial works, artist as provocateur, or really an understanding of how to deal with this integral part of my work.    

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Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters' Open Mic Night

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Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Our open mic nights showcase local singer/songwriters--whether you're a seasoned performer or a new comer that wants to perform in front of an audience for the first time, come on out and join the fun! 

Sign up begins at 6:30pm and open mic will commence at 7pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

*All events are free to attend, but we ask that anyone
taking a seat make a purchase from Crescent Moon.

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Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters' Open Mic Night

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Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Our open mic nights showcase local singer/songwriters--whether you're a seasoned performer or a new comer that wants to perform in front of an audience for the first time, come on out and join the fun! 

Sign up begins at 6:30pm and open mic will commence at 7pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

*All events are free to attend, but we ask that anyone
taking a seat make a purchase from Crescent Moon.

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Syvers

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Syvers are an indie folk-electronic duo hailing from Minneapolis. The husband-wife fronted band brings together a raw and honest vulnerability focused on the process. This common tie is the thread that led them to write their debut release, the Au Fond Sessions. 

 

 

 

The 3-track EP, produced by the Emmy-award winning Taylor Lewin, is a collection of songs with an intimate, bare-bones gaze into the heart of relationship and the spectrum of its human experience. This release landed the duo a spot as a New & Notable artist on Noisetrade music and shows across the Midwest.

 

 

 

Pulling from their respective spheres of indie influences, the duo sweep

haunting layered vocals over an organic-electronic blend of synths, strings and effected beats to brew a dark blend of moody shades reminiscent of Bonobo, S. Carey, and J. Views juxtaposed against the emotion-filled drippings of Liza Anne, Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and the xx. 

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