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Miles Oliver / Colleen Freeman / Bill Brovold / Hooves and Beak

July 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Doors at 7:30pm; Music at 8:00pm
$6-12 admission supports the artists and the AltLib

Hooves and Beak is a chamber pop quartet, let by multi-instrumentalist, Whitney Flinn, on harp. She is joined by a band, featuring violin, percussion, and electric bass. Drawing on influences ranging from Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fiona Apple to Art Tatum, Lou Reed, and The Butthole Surfers.

Bill Brovold is an educator, artist and music maker. From home made instruments, to cowboy music and occasionally taking a stab at classical and noise (both quiet and loud), all styles are open season to Bill Brovold. He has played with Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Jamie Saft and Ron Ashton, as well as leading the Detroit-based post-rock outfit, Larval. Bill has released records on Knitting Factory, Tzadik, RareNoise and Cuneiform. He grew up in Enumclaw, where his first musical instrument was a chainsaw.
Bill will be performing alongside some of his longtime collaborators: violinist, Kurt Zimmerman, and guitar/electronics artist, Mark Ormerod.

Miles Oliver is a parisian songwriter, swinging electric & acoustic guitar, piano and loops. After many years in the punk hardcore scene, MILES OLIVER reveals himself with dark family stories and haunting melodies. An alchemy between lo-fi rock, sad folk and poetry that makes you think about Bonnie Prince Billy, Sonic Youth and Troy Von Balthazar.

“I Miss Boredom”

Colleen Freeman is a violinist and vocalist currently based in Bellingham. The Horse Without Wings EP, Colleen Freeman’s debut release, was conceived when she strapped her fiddle to the back of her bicycle and set out from her home in Valladolid, Spain, headed for Sarlat, France. The next three months and 3,000km biking, camping and busking her way through northern Spain and southern France had a profound physical, emotional, musical and spiritual impact, which birthed the songs of this album.

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July 13, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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