5:00 The Jesus Way Up Doors Sleep Band (instrumental)
5:30 The Needy Visions
5:40 One Armed Mist
5:50 Erich Haygun (via Skype)
6:00 fey rey & freedom sound
6:10 Streight Angular
6:20 Pancho The Kid
6:30 Gracious Calamity
6:50 Emily Shisko / Shane Myrbeck Duo (via Skype)
7:00 B Law
7:10 Guerilla Toss
7:20 Hunnie Bunnies
7:30 Reddie Veddar Said Carpet Rock Stars (Up And Coming Band)
8:00 Ximena Alejandra Izquierdo Ugaz
8:10 Anna Fox
8:20 Matt Samolis
8:40 King Harvest
8:50 Nickel and Dime Band
9:10 Michael Collins (via Skype ?? Or in person!?)
9:20 Casey Rocheteau
9:30 Shira E
9:40 Brian S. Ellis
9:50 Peace, Loving
10:00 Many Mansions
Brian, an original founder and tenant of the Whitehaus, has the distinct honor of submitting the shortest track to ARE YOU IN PARADISE? Clocking in at a FULL 47 seconds, Brian’s poem “engines no. 2″ showcases his skill with words and vivacious imagination. At the release celebration, Brian’s poem will be performed by Ximena of the Muthership.
3 French Hens return from a field trip to Hooksett, NH visit to the White Birch Brewery, and host a beer tasting, featuring live improvisations in response to each of three beers: Hooksett Ale, White Birch Dubbell, White Birch Tripel
released 19 May 2011
Matt Samolis, flute
Steve Norton, reeds + percussion
Adam Foam, portable cassette devices and other avenues of manipulation
Special guest: Brian Ellis, poetry/text/ voice/tapes
A double vinyl LP compilation of tracks from 26 artists associated with the Whitehaus in Jamaica Plain.
that summer you moved quickly. there was no time after work to go home before the show so you pack those boots in your bag in the morning when you left the new apartment, made a call during a cigarette break and scribbled an address, a part of town you don’t know but go alone anyway, all the streets look the same but you find it, from the outside it looks like no one’s home and at the bottom of the dark stairs you panic. you almost turn and run but you don’t and the door opens for your knock and there’s a smiling face on the other side…
seasons become other seasons and yet again and again, when you go shopping at the local grocer you know the cashier and tell the sweet boy how well he sang last night, you are location now, faces have become friends, friends become roommates, and front doors become memories. And there’s the stoop where you broke up with that guy from Brattleboro, there’s the porch where Austin taught you to juggle, there’s the parking lot where everybody plays communist soccer in the spring…
now under your skin a record is written of the electric stutterspit heartbeat of a place, made of movement and songs, made of history and fiction, and yes, it was written by everyone. Yes, the people all of them that live inside and outside and outside, you look like a giant. Better than Mount Rushmore. More like the river, standing to its feet, Yes, you can hear it. Can’t you hear it? The Sun is applauding… (Brian Stephen Ellis)
The first Whitehaus Family Showcase happened on March 21, 2008 at the Cambridge YMCA Theater! Sound engineered and recorded by Shane Myrbeck. Performers include: Brian S. Ellis, We’re in Towne, Stephanie Berry, Jacob Mashak, Avi Jacob, Piddly Kids, Kettle Stitches, Uncle Shoe, The Woodrow Wilsons, The Good Party, Peace,Loving, Manners, Casey Rocheteau, Prince Rama of Ayodyha, Lindsay Clark, The Live Adventure, Many Mansions / Baixia, and The Bright Hearts Brigade. Multiple tracks from each artist!
Released as a two-disc CD-R in gatefold chipboard sleeves. Artwork designed and screenprinted by Greta Merrick. Artwork was adapted from the Blastfest concert poster designed and printed by Greta Merrick. Insert designed by Greta Merrick.
Expression from the bloody swamps of roots and veins that make up the life and brain of Brian S. Ellis. Homemade 4-track outsider-genius. 21-tracks of aggressive, haunting poetry from the original ‘mouth of the haus’. The first album of Brian’s poetry is a visionary classic. All your favorites like ‘Shopping Carts’, ‘Saturn’s Promises’, ‘Elegy for the Cassette Tape’, ‘Mayor of the 21st Century’, ‘Eleven to Seven’, ‘Self-Portrait’ and more! Hear weird tape/spoken word pieces later performed in Peace, Loving such as ”94 Ford Taurus’ and ‘My Name is Decade’. PLUS! Brian’s poems read by mausers such as Arkm Foam, Greta Merrick, Matt Ferrel and more! It’s a jam packed roller coaster of flying verbs and whispering weeekends.
Released on CD-R with photocopied artwork by Brian S. Ellis. Edition of approx 60.