Friday’s RiverMUSIC show as off the hook! Beautiful, connected, rockin’ — thanks to everybody who came out, the kiddos who danced in front, the couple of you who SAT and watched in front of all the dancers (what an honor)… looking out into a sea of you during dusk (my favorite time of day) and under the Supermoon was just about all a girl can ask for. xoxoxo!
May 24, beginning at 5pm… FREE in the River Arts District:
Molly Parti plays at 5pm. She is the DJ alter ego for Molly Kummerle, singer for trip hop band Paper Tiger and Motown/jazz/cabaret band Rubyslippers. This is her chance to spin most of the music that influences her, from swanky downtempo trip hop, to acid jazz and edm, old school motown and jazz remixes. it’s funky, it’s funny, it’s a molly parti!
Mary Frances & The Dirty Classics – Dirty Organ Soul featuring Mary Frances, Lee Allen, Derrick Johnson, and Casey Cramer
8:00pm (until about 9:30)
Join us outdoors, by the French Broad River, at this RiverMUSIC free festival event. It seems like ages since we’ve played, and we are jonesing for this.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/235344386607511/
As many of you know, I’ve been pursuing film acting lately. I spend hours at the studio in class, and I have a fabulous teacher and group of people I learn with. In fact, I just shot my first movie (short film)! I’ve been going through lots of very emotional and vulnerable stuff, as I develop an artistic process for that medium. I actually post tons on facebook, chronicling the process, but it’s mostly been just to the acting group.
But I’m beginning to realize how connected this music and acting are for me… acting is another way of accessing the realness/soft tissue/Id of human beings, to hear the real voice through the protective armor we put up to protect ourselves.
So, though I’m kind of terrified to do this, I’m going to start letting you in on my process. A warning for the faint of heart: it can be heavy. I’ve been screaming and crying a lot. Sometimes you have to blow the pipes of connection open. Sometimes I post video, but it’s mostly a lot of descriptive writing. It’s also joyful and funny in places. And gross in others. Literally. If only you were in my intestines during that shoot…
I’m still making music! It’s just that when I take on something new, it tends to consume me — and me it — for a while, until it becomes part of me. In any case, I have missed chatting with you all online and at shows while we take this hiatus, so I want to re-enter. And I hope you’ll welcome this new art into the Id family, and trust that as I fawn over it like a new baby, I have not forgotten about my other children.
Love (so much of it),
Our new album, “They Won’t Know What to Do With Us (Live)” is out on CD! We’re throwing a party for it, which will double as Steph’s birthday party.
Mar. 2 at Asheville Music Hall
9pm – The Old Ceremony (Chapel Hill)
10pm – stephaniesid
Special Guest Closer – Antique Firearms (Asheville)
Other fun stuff will happen! If you remember last year’s big party, you won’t want to miss this. And… posters from throughout the decade will be available on a Pay-What-You-Want basis. Join us!
If you just can’t make it to the party, get “They Won’t Know What to Do With Us (Live)” here!
dear id fans… happy new year! Sunday (Jan. 6) is the last day to download this album for FREE.
we hope that 2013 provides all the necessary mojo for your id to shine its bright light.
and we had to do something special this year, being that we’re feeling a ton of gratitude for a whole decade (yes, decade!) of love and support from you, and for having the rare opportunity of living this musical adventure.
we’ve played hundreds and hundreds of live shows, in a zillion US cities and in Ireland and the UK, and we’ve felt that connection with you that you just can’t get anywhere else… that buoyant one-for-all feeling of a live show. somehow we had yet to release a live album, always siding with the perfectionism of the studio. but fortunately, in november 2012, j ferris recorded a show, and brad mehder brought the tapes to us, and we thought they captured the spirit. and the wonderful rob hunt offered to do the artwork, and jeff knorr’s great ears did the mastering, so a new album was born. i titled it “they won’t know what to do with us”, because, well, they never have. raaar!
so thank you. and enjoy.
lookng ahead: i think it’s time we strengthen our community. first item of business is to give you more fun opportunities to interact with each other online. stay tuned….i’ve got some ideas cooking. let’s build this new chapter of id together.
get your download here:
p.s. the album is available as a free, high-quality download at this time, and only for people on our email list. so if you know fans who aren’t on it, forward this email and spread the word! we may at some point print this album to CD format. either way, Monday, Jan. 7 it’ll turn to a paid option, so get on it!