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.
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.
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.
05 Dec / Passive Aggressive History Returns!
Yes, we all had a lot of fun in the spring learning how subtly hostile the crew of the Apollo 11, the crew of the R.M.S. Titanic, Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt, the Wright Brothers, and Jesus and His Disciples and their waitstaff were to one another. But there’s still so much historical dickery left to chronicle!
That’s why this Friday night we’re back with more Passive Aggressive History on Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack. This week’s installment features Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony, three crusading friends caught up in a conflict not of their own making in which surely everyone will come out looking great. And there are three more PAH episodes headed your way in the weeks ahead!
Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack airs Friday nights on truTV. Check local listings! Because there’s no horror of our current national reality that spending a bit of time with the past can’t cure.
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!
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
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!
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE LIKELIHOOD OF RAIN ON SUNDAY. WE’LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON RESCHEDULING.
Hey, you seem like you could use some music and entertainment this weekend, and maybe just being in the company of some cool people. Consider the latest installment of SUNSETS AT GREAT SCOTT, on Sunday, November 20th, at 4pm. The line-up includes the Story Pirates, The Silver Lake Chorus, touring Nashville twosome Pilgrim, singer-songwriter Jesse Macht (your host), and our personal favorites…
THE SAPPHIRE SISTERS, Lost Moon Radio’s own beloved female folk duo (in a performance featuring Martha Marion, Jen Burton, Michael Wells, Dylan Ris, and Lauren Flans), who promise to surround your troubled heart in waves of pulsing harmony and sisterhood.
It’s all happening in a beautiful backyard-with-a-view in Echo Park, and it’s all FREE (thanks to a sponsorship from Airstream). There’s even free valet, or you can get 20% off a Lyft ride to and/or from the show with the code SSAGS. Warm clothes, picnic blankets, and beach chairs are encouraged.
Doesn’t that sound like a pretty great way to round out your weekend? More details here.
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.
22 Dec / A Sing-A-Long Carol for Xmas
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
14 Sep / The Sapphire Sisters LIVE – 9/26
Lost Moon Radio’s beloved female folk duo The Sapphire Sisters are finally getting their very own show (fuck you, glass ceilings) and you’re invited.
Our friends at Crooked Grin Theater are hosting an epic autumn bash, Crooked Grin Carnivale, featuring live music, comedy, cirque performance, virtual reality films, and a full half-hour set from the Sapphire Sisters (along with a couple of special guests). And tickets are just $9! Details below.
In the meantime, if you’re unfamiliar with the Sapphire Sisters, or if you’d just like to revisit their soulful acoustic sound, enjoy this classic track, “Mr. Boots.”
Now come watch these mistresses of melody and mayhem sing their hits, share their road stories, and maybe shiv someone in the audience.
The Sapphire Sisters
at Crooked Grin Carnivale
Saturday, September 26th
1503 S Central Avenue #2A
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Featuring performances by Jen Burton, Martha Marion, Lauren Flans, Ryan Harrison, and Dylan Ris. Songs by Dylan Ris, Michael Wells, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, and Lauren Flans. Written by Frank Smith & Ryan Harrison. Directed by Lauren Ludwig.
Sponsored by Perrier!
12 May / Live @ The Virgil 5/30
After a sold-out performance at Westside Comedy last month, we’ve decided to bring back our Rebels & Outlaws show for one more night, this time on the Eastside in our first appearance at a fantastic comedy and music venue: The Virgil.
An hour of sketches and songs exploring the ne’er-do-wells and game changers that we love to misunderstand, Lost Moon Radio: Rebels & Outlaws features castmembers Frank Smith, Lauren Flans, Ryan Harrison, Dan Oster, and Jen Burton, with Will Greenberg as Jupiter Jack. Live rock n’roll by our house band, The Moon Units, featuring Dylan Ris, Brenton Kossak, Eric Kalver, and Dave Lang.
4519 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Saturday, May 30, 2015
$10 (+ $1.54 ticketing fee)
All event ticket holders are invited to stay after the show to enjoy The Virgil’s house DJ.
Parking in the area is metered.
The Lost Moon Rebel Video Contest
But hey, maybe you’re like, “This all sounds great, but can I see the show for free?” Okay, you’ve convinced us. Post a video of yourself doing something rebellious (10 seconds to 1 minute) on the Lost Moon Radio Facebook page with the hashtag #lostmoonrebels, and we’ll give you a FREE TICKET to our May 30th Rebels and Outlaws show. Whether you shoot it on an iPhone or an Arri Alexa, all videos are welcome. This rebellion display can be something small (like drinking white wine with steak) or significant (overthrowing a government). It can be funny or it can be brave. We leave it in your hands.
AND if your video gets the most likes by Thursday the 28th at midnight, Lost Moon will pay your bar tab for the evening (up to $50). So, share your video with your friends and we’ll see you at The Virgil on May 30th!
09 May / DAN’S CAT VIDEOS: SEASON FINALE!
This is it, guys. The shocking Season Finale of DAN’S CAT VIDEOS. A new foe emerges, and DeNiro faces his greatest challenge yet – it’s the cliffhanger you’ll be talking about all summer! #danscats
Obviously, we’re sad to be leaving these lovable felines for the time being, but there’s more from Lost Moon Radio on the horizon. You can see the show live in LA on Saturday, May 30th. Click here for details.