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Some loves you can’t tear asunder. COHEN AND TRUMP FOREVER!! Stop trying to break them apart, haters! Billy and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Kelly have a brand-new duet that will shut up all the doubting elites. Watch, share, and fight the lies!

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#cohenwontflip
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Make America Rock Again: Don’t Flip on Me

Directed by Trish Hadley

“Don’t Flip on Me” Music & Lyrics by Dylan Ris, Dan Oster, Frank Smith, and Ryan Harrison
Vocal Arrangement by Michael Wells
Additional Material by Dan Oster, Frank Smith, and Martha Marion

Starring:
Dan Oster as Billy Freehold
Martha Marion as Kelly
Dylan Ris — Guitar
Ryan Harrison — Bass

Director of Photography — Michael Garcia
Sound — Dave McKeever
Editor — Dan Oster
Lighting Design — Robert Edgecomb
Costume Design — Rachel Weir
B-Camera Operator — Richard Aaron
C-Camera Operator — Chelsea Lutz
P.A. — Chelsea Weidanz
Production Photographer — Trisha Harrison
Producer — Trish Hadley
Executive Producers — Lauren Ludwig, Dan Oster, and Frank Smith

Special Thanks to Darren Crane

Hey Snowflakes, better cover your delicate ears because Billy Freehold is rocking some HARD TRUTHS in his new single “Witch Hunt.” This is the inaugural episode of Make America Rock Again (#MARA), the web series the liberal (fake) news media doesn’t want you to see. Show them you won’t be silenced and SHARE THIS VIDEO!

And stay tuned, because every Tuesday for the next two weeks, Billy will be dropping another new single ripped from the headlines. He’s greatening America one song at a time.

Make America Rock Again: Witch Hunt

Directed by Duke Doyle
Produced by Trish Hadley

“Witch Hunt” Music & Lyrics by Dylan Ris, Dan Oster, Frank Smith, and Ryan Harrison
Additional Material by Dan Oster & Frank Smith

Starring:
Dan Oster as Billy Freehold
Dylan Ris — Electric Guitar
Michael Wells — Bass
Ryan Harrison — Acoustic Guitar
Michael Gardner — Drums
with
Martha Marion as Kelly (Backing Vocals/Melodica)
and
Craig Harrison as Ivan the Bartender

Director of Photography — Michael Garcia
Sound — Dave McKeever
Editor — Dan Oster
Lighting Design — Lauren Ludwig
Lighting Consultant — Brandon Baruch
Costume Design — Rachel Weir
B-Camera Operator — Richard Aaron
C-Camera Operator — Lauren Ludwig
Props — Frank Smith
P.A. — Ally Fion
Executive Producers — Lauren Ludwig, Dan Oster, and Frank Smith

Special Thanks to Darren Crane

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.

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.

GET TICKETS

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.

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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.

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
10:30pm

UCB Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Lilith Fair 20 Year Reunion Show

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.

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DETAILS:

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.

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