July 19th, 2007 , by John Beeler
Liz Janes will be back on stage this Saturday night in Nashville, Indiana, at the Story Inn. The Inn doesn’t hold shows like this very often, but when they do, the shows are always sophisticated, energetic, and packed with good listeners.
If you live in the Midwest, we promise a good show worth the drive. You might even see the Blue Lady – one of the many ghosts that inhabit the Story Inn! See here for more Story Inn ghost stories.
December 8th, 2006 , by John Beeler
Jandek will perform his 7th US concert in Indianapolis on Saturday, December 9, 2006, at the Harrison Center for the Arts (1505 N. Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana). The evening’s performance will feature an instrumental texture unprecedented in the Jandek catalogue, Jazz bass and drums alongside flute and viola. Performers include Lester "Lammy" Johnson of Indianapolis cult soul/funk pioneers Ebony Rhythm Band, local improviser George "Sparky" Smith, Liz Janes (Asthmatic Kitty) and Nathan Vollmar (Vollmar, Half-Handed Cloud). Show time is 7 pm sharp.Tickets available in advance of the door at Luna Music, Indianapolis, and Landlocked Music, Bloomington, or online at www.digispine.com/tickets .
September 12th, 2005 , by John Beeler
This dark and soothing collection of reworked/remixed public domain songs is available now in stores and through our shop page. Liz Janes teamed up with the Los Angeles-based free-jazz collective Create(!) to compose and craft these ancient songs anew.
June 22nd, 2005 , by John Beeler
Liz Janes & Create(!) join forces to render a beautiful collection of public domain songs, which will be available on CD soon. Minimalist guitars, ambient drones, and nuanced drum-brushes accompany Liz’s hushed contra alto vocal stylings. The recording relinquishes all the bells and whistles from Liz’s previous recordings, augmenting instead the understated elements of Negro spirituals, love ballads, and traditional folk songs we know so well. Pull up the blankets and listen carefully. There is someone singing in your ear.
Be My Husband
All the Pretty Horses
Jesus is a Dying Bed-maker
Run Ol’ Jeremiah/Keep Your Hands on the Plow