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Daughters of Our Mothers (Broad)

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 after a smash Eastside run this spring, the Sisters are bringing their message of unity and resistance to the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica on October 7.

In addition to the Sapphire Sisters — Jenna (Jen Burton) and Raina (Martha Marion) — and their band, the night will feature some fabulous artist guests, including angry rocker Kenzi LaChappelle (Lauren Flans), tender folk duo Heron & the Hen (Jamie Hultgren and Ryan Harrison), and cerebral singer-songwriter January Schonfeld (Leslie Korein). And the coming together of this sacred community of esoteric 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.

TWO PERFORMANCES, ONE NIGHT!

Saturday, October 7
7:00pm & 9:30pm

The Broad Stage (The Edye)*
1310 11th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

$35 – Get Tickets

* The Edye is the more intimate of the two theaters at the Broad, and the only one named for a woman, philanthropist Edye Broad, whose spirit and artistic temperament we will be channeling as we burn the patriarchy to the ground. Both spaces are located at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center.

The Sapphire Sisters are a creation of Lost Moon Radio. The Daughters of Our Mothers Festival features performances by Jen Burton, Martha Marion, Lauren Flans, Leslie Korein, Lauren Ludwig, Jamie Hultgren, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, Dan Oster, Michael Wells, and Dylan Ris. Written by Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, and Jamie Hultgren. Original songs by Dylan Ris, Michael Wells, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, Jamie Hultgren, and Lauren Flans. Sound design by Dave McKeever. Lighting design by Brandon Baruch. Stage managed by Jonas Newhouse. Produced by Gaalan Michaelson. Directed by Lauren Ludwig.

Complete Human Experience Next Live Show

Finally, the full breadth of the human journey, conveniently condensed into sixty minutes of sketch comedy and original music.

It’s Lost Moon Radio presents THE COMPLETE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.

Join Lost Moon Radio host Jupiter Jack as he guides us through every stage of life on earth: Birth, Middle School, Tinder Dating, Marriage, Conscious Uncoupling, Realizing You’re A Republican Now, Death. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll leave with a complete understanding of what it means to live a life on earth. And then stick around for dollar-off drinks at the bar!

August 3rd – 5th

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

Doors open at 7:30pm and show starts promptly at 8:00pm.

The Lyric is open before the show starts so stop by early for happy hour till 7:30 each night. Get there early and enjoy happy hour drink prices and $1 off drinks all night after each show.

Tickets: $18.00

Stay after the show for wine and beer and casual conversation.

Lost Moon Radio presents The Complete Human Experience features performances by Jen Burton, Lauren Flans, Ryan Harrison, Dan Mahoney, Dan Oster, Frank Smith, Dylan Ris, Michael Wells, and Will Greenberg as Jupiter Jack. Written by Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, Dylan Ris, and Dan Oster. Songs by Dylan Ris, Michael Wells, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, Rich Ramberg, and Duke Doyle. Lighting design by Brandon Baruch. Sound design by Dave McKeever. Choreography by Lauren Ludwig. Stage Managed by Jonas Newhouse. Produced by Gaalan Michaelson. Directed by Kat Vondy.

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.

Frederick, Elizabeth, & Susan

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.

LMR Last Christmas Teaser

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!

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UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE LIKELIHOOD OF RAIN ON SUNDAY. WE’LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON RESCHEDULING.
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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.

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

Sapphire Sisters ARH 7

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
8:30pm

Monsterrat
1503 S Central Avenue #2A
Los Angeles, CA 90021

$9

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!

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