March 23, 2013: Damon & Naomi with Elisa Flynn
Free admission with donations to the musicians encouraged.
Starts at 1pm.
Elisa Flynn grew up in Yonkers, NY, and after taking years of classical piano lessons, discovered the Clash, and her life was changed forever. She decided it was her destiny to play punk rock guitar, but had no idea how. (This was illustrated in her role as a founding member of noise rockers the Bunny Brains.)
A few years later, she bought a $70 sparkly red Sears guitar in a run-down Main Street music shop, and began her musical career in 90’s Danbury, CT, a small city with a quirky local music scene. Learning as she went, she took up playing with a vengeance as a member of Freakbaby (later called Jet Jaguar), a roiling punk and free jazz-inspired combo, for 6 years.
After moving to Brooklyn, Elisa spent 2 years in the band The Happy Ending as a guitarist and singer, but when the band split up, she went solo. After taking voice lessons from Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), she took her stronger voice and headed out with an acoustic guitar and a suitcase full of effects pedals. Her first EP, “Dimestore Mary” came out in 2006, and was called a “collection of songs raw and rigid in execution,” by womenfolk.net, andamericanauk.net said “the world needs more songs like this.” She released her first album, Songs About Birds & Ghosts, on her own Cat in a Dress Records. Recorded at Emandee Studio in Brooklyn by Mark Ospovat, it features Anders Griffen (who has worked with Jeff Lewis, Regina Spektor, Diane Cluck and many more) on drums, and Ospovat on bass. A new EP “19th Century Songs” has just been released, also featuring Griffen and Ospovat. – http://www.elisaflynn.com/
Don’t forget the 10% off vinyl records sale. Includes new & used vinyl LPs and singles. Now thru March 17, 2013.
Wednesday: 12 to 6pm
Thursday: 12 to 7pm
Friday: 12 to 7pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
Sunday: 12 to 5pm
closed Mondays & Tuesdays