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.
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.
06 Sep / Lilith Fair Is Back
If you love mid-’90s, female singer-songwriters, UCB has a show for you. On Friday, September 16th, you’re invited to the Lilith Fair 20 Year Reunion Show, a celebratory musical tribute to the defining Amero-Canadian feminist touring festival of the last century.
In addition to being hosted by Sarah McLachlan and Ani DiFranco (Kait Thompson and Kat Palardy) and featuring appearances by many other returning Lilith Fair stars, the night’s entertainment will also feature three Lost Moon Radio favorites: January Schonfeld (Leslie Korein) from Million Dollar Hair and our ever-popular folk rock duo the Sapphire Sisters (Jen Burton and Martha Marion), who will be headlining.
Lilith Fair 20 Year Reunion Show
Friday, September 16th, 2016
5419 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Poster Design by Kait Thompson
Lost Moon Radio is proud to return to the stage with one of our most acclaimed episodes: NIGHT.
For two consecutive nights, we will be reprising our live show NIGHT, a crowd favorite named ‘Best in Comedy’ and ‘Top of the Fringe’ at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2012. Whether you’re catching this installment for the very first time, or enjoying it again for the first time in years, this is one you won’t want to miss. Join us at The Lyric-Hyperion on July 8th & 9th at 8:00pm for the show, featuring an assortment of our most celebrated, moonlight-appropriate songs and sketches along with some brand-new material!
Limited seating! Get your seats, grab a drink, and let’s dig into all things nocturnal.
The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre
2106 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Friday, July 8th, and Saturday, July 9th
8:00pm (Doors open at 7:45pm)
$15 – GET TICKETS
(EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Buy your tickets by 6/21 at midnight and get $5 off.)
Lost Moon Radio: Night
Starring Lauren Flans, Ryan Harrison, Martha Marion, Frank Smith, Brenton Kossak, Dylan Ris, Michael Wells, and Matt McKenna as Jupiter Jack.
Written by Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, Dylan Ris, Dan Oster, and Lauren Flans.
Music & Lyrics by Dylan Ris, Michael Wells, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, Rich Ramberg, and Lauren Flans.
Directed by Duke Doyle
Producer: Monica Miklas
Assistant Producer: Nicole Blum
Poster Design by Lindsay Hollinger
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
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
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!
7:30pm – Doors 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!
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!