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Artist Ticket Picks: Tom Brosseau, The Peculiar Pretzelmen and more!

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So, without further ado, here are this week’s Artist Ticket picks:

Wednesday, February 26 I TOM BROSSEAUSeattle, Washington

Tom Brosseau is an American musical storyteller and guitarist, born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Brosseau tours and performs in the US, UK, Europe, Japan and Taiwan. In the Los Angeles area, his home club is Largo. His song “How to Grow a Woman from the Ground” was covered by Chris Thile, who released a 2006 album of the same name. In 2010, the band Mice Parade covered his song “Mary Anne” on their album What It Means To Be Left-handed. Collaborations include American Folksingers, a folk duo with Gregory Page, and Les Shelleys, a folk duo with Angela Correa, with whom Brosseau released an album on Fat Cat Records in 2010. Beginning in 2012, Brosseau performed with John C. Reilly, Becky Stark and a cast of LA-area musicians in John Reilly & Friends.

Filmmaker and photographer Sarah Morton recently filmed Brosseau on location in Hollywood and Santa Clarita, California. The resulting series Three Autobiographical Vignettes About Tom Brosseau are glimpses into the world of Brosseau. In conjunction with the release of Tom Brosseau’s new album Grass Punks (Crossbill US/ Tin Angel UK), “I reside near Hawthorne Street”, “My grandmother taught me guitar” and “People ask me my writing process” will act as the album’s visual companions.


Tuesday, March 4 I Morbid Curiositease: Mardi Gras Madness with The Peculiar PretzelmenSeattle, WashingtonEPSON MFP image

Hosted by the Axeman of New Orleans (aka Diva le Déviant) The Peculiar Pretzelmen Big Band will comply with the murderous request to never stop the music…or else someone gets it. Live music peppered with burlesque and variety all night.

The Peculiar Pretzelmen have been keeping the Mardi Gras style big band tradition alive in LA for 4 years, but this is the first time it’s happening in the Pacific Northwest.

Performances by: La Petite Mort, Jovie DeVoe, Karmen Sutra, Flirty Sanchez, Sailor St Claire, Violet Tendencies, Persephone Illyri and Christine Anne.


318163-250Sunday, March 9 I Bandit Queens Tribal CafeRichmond, Virginia

Join Future of Tradition Productions for an all-new show, presenting the local bellydance talents of Reina Vizcaya and her students of Tunisian dance, Madame Onça, and of Virginia Beach area fire and bellydance artist, Marie Waters.

The Tribal Cafe dinner show concept was initiated in DC seven years ago by organizers Mavi and Belladonna. They envisioned a monthly event where professional bellydancers could share their art with a supportive audience and in celebration of local food… all a relaxed, early evening setting. Seven years later, the model has taken hold in Norfolk, Baltimore, and beyond. Now, it’s Richmond’s turn. Madame Onça is bringing you the fun: she’s an international performer and event producer delighted to be living in RVA!


Starts Friday, March 14 I Sha Sha Higby in the Paper WingSan Francisco, California

Yugen presents is pleased to have Sha Sha Higby’s world premiere of a Paper Wing, her latest work.

The show explores a whimsical journey of life, death, and rebirth through ephemeral images that evoke the passage of time and day, or the shifting of the seasons. Using the manipulation of hand crafted materials, textures and exotic sculptural costume interwoven with puppetry, dance and intricate props, her work creates a journey in which movement and stillness meet. Shreds of memory lace into a drama of a thousand intricate pieces, slowly moving toward a sense of patience and timelessness.