Jun
21
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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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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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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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
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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Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Victor & Penny + LCO

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Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra deliver swing-infused folk-jazz in the band’s signature high-energy style with joy, humor, and soaring musical improvisation. Victor & Penny were named “Best Folk Ensemble 2015” by the PITCH; “Standout Concert of the Year” by the Joplin Globe; and are two-time Folk Alliance International official showcase artists. V&P and the LCO feature tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar work, red-hot horns and a fiery ukulele. This corset-tight quintet brings a modern Kansas City voice to their original tunes and prohibition era jazz with sterling musicianship. V&P and the LCO impress and delight with charm and hot licks and they are an "absolute rollicking blast." 

The group released a new full-length CD, “Electricity” (March 2016) which debuted on the Folk Radio DJ charts at #12 with the #3 song. "Electricity" crackles and sparks with joy and regret; truths and dares; love and love gone wrong all set to a score of vibrant, rhythmic swing and virtuosic musicianship. Electricity is the culmination of 160,000 miles, 5 years and nearly 1,000 performances and is a testament to the incomparable vivacity of Victor & Penny’s live show, with newly added sophistication and rich instrumentation. 

Victor & Penny are Jeff Freling (Blue Man Group, Chicago) and Erin McGrane (George Clooney's, "Up in the Air" and cabaret troupe Alacartoona). Ms. McGrane is an ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grant recipient and a Mid-America Arts Alliance Professional Development Grant recipient as well as a fellow of the ArtistINC program for which she currently serves as a peer facilitator and a workshop presenter. Formally trained at Berklee School of Music (Boston) and the Conservatory of Music (Kansas City), Mr. Freling participated in the international program, The Acoustic Guitar Project in 2014 and is an accomplished composer, arranger, and outstanding instrumentalist. Classically trained reeds virtuoso James Isaac fronts his own highly respected jazz quartet, The James Isaac Group and is a member of the People’s Liberation Big Band. Bassist Rick Willoughby attended the UMKC Conservatory of Music and is a member of Quixotic, The Snow Globes and the Barclay Martin Ensemble. Multi-instrumentalists Kyle Dahlquist (The Naughty Pines, Hardship Letters) rounds out the lineup with trombone, accordion and vocals. In April 2016, the group released their 4th album, 'Electricity,' which joyfully captures the energy, humor, and soaring musical improvisation of their live show.

For more information, please visit: http://www.victorandpenny.com

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Jun
14
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
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tragic Martha

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Hailing from the small Sandhills town of Hyannis NE, Tragic Martha founder Kim Nuss doesn't let her isolated location prevent her from sharing her love of music with others. She often drives many hours to jam with friends, perform an open mic set or play a show. Kim's music is an eclectic and innovative take on blues, folk and rock traditions. Additional Tragic Martha members include bassist Sarah Bailey and drummer Jeff Gustafson (both also of Briner)

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Jun
7
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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Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ryan Human

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Lincoln, NE-based Ryan Human is a man with big dreams and even bigger hooks. His memorable melodies, anthemic choruses and strong messages are primed for crowded concert hall fist pumping.

Relatively new to the industry, Human released a solo EP in 2016, which kickstarted his journey, canvassing the Midwest with shows in Lincoln, Omaha, Kansas, and Wisconsin. His EP stirred up both local press and terrestrial radio play as he honed in on his now signature sound - cinematic narratives built around the lulling infrastructure of his powerful piano melodies. No amount of radio-friendly dynamics can connect with a wide audience without the proper dose of humanity, which Ryan Human has in spades.

In 2017, Ryan connected with Circo Productions who assisted him in crafting his official self-titled debut LP. Human demonstrates an innate gift for fostering deep connections with his growing fan base, pulling from the emotional landscape of his life with the intent to craft the kind of uplifting songs that positively impacted him growing up. The resulting recordings reflect his uncanny ability to deliver appealing Alt Pop that is emotionally charged and musically compelling on a universal scale, transcending the notion that a singer-songwriter from the middle of the USA is only fit to tap a heartland vein.

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