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The Sapphire Sisters

Since the late ’90s, The Sapphire Sisters’ Daughters of Our Mothers Festival has provided an annual opportunity for female-identifying musicians to find strength in harmony and sisterhood in song. And the coming together of this sacred community of esoteric folk musicians may never have been so important as it is this year. Just read the news, you guys. Now is a time for us to be marching, joining hands, setting cop cars on fire, and above all lifting our voices to sing. Because whether you’re a son, a daughter, a sister, a grandmother, or a father – we’re all daughters of our mothers.

This year’s line-up includes headliners The Sapphire Sisters, with special guests January Schonfeld and more!

THREE SHOWS ONLY!
March 16 – 18
Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe
2106 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:30PM – doors open!
8:00PM – show starts
(The Lyric Hyperion is open early – stop by for a drink before the show!)

GENERAL ADMISSION: $18
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $13 (available until 2/21)

“These harmonies fight fascists”
$1 of each ticket sold will go toward supporting the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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The Sapphire Sisters are a creation of Lost Moon Radio and the festival features the talents of Jen Burton, Martha Marion, Lauren Flans, Leslie Korein, Lauren Ludwig, Jamie Hultgren, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, Dan Oster, Mikey Wells, Dylan Ris, Brandon Baruch, Dave McKeever, and Tori Lyon.

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La Weekly has named And the Drum — the immersive, experimental theater and dance production co-written by Lost Moon Radio’s own Lauren Ludwig and Martha Marion, produced by Monica Miklas, and based on Martha’s poetry — as one of the five “coolest and most creative experimental” works produced in Los Angeles in 2016. Nice! So let the record show, it’s not all novelty songs and yuk-’em-ups from Lost Moon company members. Sometimes they also make avant-garde theater, and when they do, it is ACCLAIMED.

You can read the full write-up here.

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It’s hard to believe that it’s the last Christmas ever. But as we all know, it is. So Lost Moon will be sending off the centuries-old tradition in style with our biggest holiday show ever! There’s a big batch of new songs and sketches, mulled together with some of our seasonal classics. And on Friday and Saturday nights, stick around after the show for a holiday party! Join Lost Moon Radio at The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe as we bid farewell to over seventeen-hundred years of egg nog, gift-giving, and gathering ’round the Christmas tree. We’ve saved the best one for last!

Get Tickets!
Early Bird Special: Buy your tickets before midnight on 11/11 and get $5 off!

Lost Moon Radio Presents: The Last Christmas
December 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2016

The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe
2106 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

$15

Doors 7:30pm
Show 8:00pm

The cafe is open all night, so come grab dinner or a drink (beer, wine, coffee, etc.) before the show. And on Friday and Saturday, stick around for the afterparty!

Big news! (If you are a Lost Moon fan and enjoy the medium of television.) TruTV has just announced the debut of a new half-hour series, Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack, presenting “a carousel of premium comedy segments curated by and premiering on TruTV.”

These segments include limo-based relationship advice from Alec Baldwin, a long-awaited star vehicle for Benjamin the Cat, and “Passive Aggressive History,” a painstakingly researched* series of docudramas chronicling every eye roll, backhanded compliment, and clench-toothed smile behind the iconic events that shaped our world — written by and starring the cast of Lost Moon Radio.

That’s us, you guys! We’re going to be on this show! On television! Adjacent to but not actually interacting with Alec Baldwin!

Honestly, we’re as surprised as you are. More details, teaser images, etc. coming soon. Late Night Snack premieres Thursday, March 3rd, at 11 p.m Eastern/Pacific, right after Those Who Can’t. So set your VCR’s and mark your paper calendars or whatever.

*By “painstakingly researched,” we mean 100% made-up.

In the spirit of the month of love, we’re excited to premiere our new video “You’re A Virgin,” starring Dan Oster and Lauren Flans, directed by the talented Kat Vondy! Be sure to share on all the social medias and, if you haven’t already, subscribe to LOST MOON RADIO on YouTube! And stay tuned for some exciting news on what we’ve been up to since the New Year!

And should this video only whet your appetite for more sensual Lost Moon Radio offerings as we approach the most romantic of weekends, we went ahead and put together a Valentine’s Day Playlist of our holiday-appropriate material. Enjoy it with someone you love.

Starring:
Dan Oster, Lauren Flans

Directed by Kat Vondy

Written by Frank Smith and Ryan Harrison
Produced by Samantha Niemoeller
Shot by Curtis Sherman
Cut by Kat Vondy
Sound Recorded and Mixed by Dave McKeever
Camera Operator was Michael Sherman
Boom Operator was Lisa Gumm
Original Music by Michael Wells
Color Correction by Kat Vondy and Curtis Sherman
Additional Visual Effects by Dan Oster
Special Thanks to Craig Harrison

May your days be merry and bright, and may you steer clear from that creepy uncle who makes everyone uncomfortable. You know the one. This holiday season, sing along with Lost Moon Radio to one of the unforgotten Christmas classics, UNCLE MORT!

Video by David McKeever
Music and Lyrics by Michael Wells, Frank Smith, Dylan Ris, and Ryan Harrison
Vocal Direction: Michael Wells
Sound Engineering: David McKeever

Vocal Performances: Jen Burton, Lauren Flans, Ryan Harrison, Brenton Kossak, Lauren Ludwig, Dan Mahoney, Martha Marion, Dan Oster, Rich Ramberg, Dylan Ris, Frank Smith, Michael Wells, Dan Berkowitz, Jennifer Daking, Dorothée Darville, Isaac Laskin, Jonah Levy, Christopher Ludwig, Gianna Masi, Victor Mazzone, Lara Meyerratken, Heather Ogilvy, Nikki Olivia, Josh Rachford, Rickard Roudebush, Rita Soultanian, Jeff Stone, Ben Tevik, and Ken Wells

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Join us, if you dare, for a night of hell-arious comedy and music. We begin with an All-Hallow’s-Eve-themed set from Lost Moon’s haunted house band The Doom Units!

Then, it’s laughs galore from local zombie and stand-up Matt McKenna!

The night culminates in a spook-tacular show by Lost Moon Radio, featuring all our most hair-raising sketches and songs of yore. It’s an evening you won’t soon survive– er, forget. HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAAA!

Costumes encouraged but not required!

Lost Moon Radio’s Undead Cabaret

Friday, October 30
The Virgil

4519 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

$15 – Seated Ticket
$10 – Standing Room Ticket*

*The Virgil is an awesome venue with limited seating, so if you want to guarantee a chair, buy one of our 25 Seated Tickets early!

7:30pmDoors open!
7:45pm – The Doom Units
8:15pm – Matt McKenna
8:30pm – Lost Moon Radio

10:00pm – Halloween Set spun by Virgil’s resident DJs Birdzone**

**Every patron of Lost Moon Radio is invited to stick around and enjoy the DJ set. (Your ticket guarantees admission!) Birdzone’s selections are all vinyl (just like Jupiter Jack likes it) and the set is Halloween-themed!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new series DAN’S CAT VIDEOS! The first two are live now. We’re releasing more every Wednesday for the next two months. Enjoy! #danscats

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Monday, March 30th, at 8pm

Live show update! We’re bringing one of our favorite episodes, “Rebels and Outlaws,” back to the stage for the first time in three years. It’s a full hour of some of our very best sketches and songs at our favorite venue west of the 405, Westside Comedy.

Westside Comedy
1323 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(Yes, that is in the alley between 3rd and 4th. This is cool and not sketchy.)

Monday, March 30th
8:00pm
$15
BUY TICKETS NOW >>

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We’re headed to the always fabulous Hollywood Fringe Festival for our fourth year, and we’re bringing a brand-new show: Million Dollar Hair. Come celebrate the life and death of fictional music icon Bernie Schonfeld in this unforgettable tribute concert. Over five decades in the industry, the groundbreaking music producer, record label owner, and amateur homeopath made history with his nontraditional taste and unforgettable haircut. Learn of his adventures (and scandals!) from the rock stars, legends, and family members who knew Bernie best in this song (and joke!) filled evening. If you combined Dylan going electric with the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and poured it over the Beatles at Shea Stadium, that event wouldn’t be half as big as Million Dollar Hair.

Needless to say, we’re super excited to be returning to the festival where we nabbed two “Best of Comedy” awards and the 2012 “Top of the Fringe” prize. Get your tickets now for one of our nine performances!

Fringe Freak AwardSaturday June 7 2014, 8:00 PM
Sunday June 08 2014, 6:00 PM
Friday June 13 2014, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 14 2014, 9:45 PM
Friday June 20 2014, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 21 2014, 9:45 PM
Sunday June 22 2014, 5:30 PM
Friday June 27 2014, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 28 2014, 5:30 PM

All performances are at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Tickets are $18. (Discounts available for Fringe participants and anybody with a Fringe button. See details on the Hollywood Fringe website.)

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