Gilded Lily Burlesque presents: “INSTRUMENTAL TEASE”, a night of LIVE blues and mountain swing music, and classic tease, premiering at OPERA HOUSE LIVE on May 7, 2016 at 9:00 P.M.
An all-star cast filled with the best burlesque and music has to offer! Join “Baltimore's Sicilian Queen” and producer of Gilded Lily Burlesque, MARIA BELLA, co-founder of New Orleans’ Slow Burn Burlesque, NONA NARCISSE, “DC’s Own Sideshow Girl”, MAB JUST MAB, DC’s “Sweetheart of the Dark” and Gilded Lily’s own, MOURNA HANDFUL, “The Attractive Nuisance” from Charm City, RUBY SPRUCE, “The Velvet Valkyrie” from Baltimore, VALERIA VOXX, Gilded Lily’s own stage kitten extraordinaire, LAUREN MARLEAUX.
LIVE music by THE JUDY CHOPS, an indomitable force in the VA music scene, who have been wowing audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond with their unique blend of swing, jump blues, rock-a-billy, classic country and western, and soul.
The band’s sound is built around strong three part harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, banjolele, searing electric guitar and fiddle solos and a unique rhythm section featuring upright bass, cocktail drums, with the occasional horn player to round out the mix. Stylistically, the band blends elements of swing, blues, rock-a-billy, classic country and western, with a modern flair, for a unique, genre-defying musical experience.
In 2015 The Huffington post lauded the group as 'genre defying' for their performance at the Red Wing Roots Music festival hosted by The Steel Wheels. Their high energy shows have included opening for acts like Lake Street Dive, Holy Ghost Tent Revival,The Black Lillies, and Southern Culture on the Skids.
Immerse yourself in acts of classic tease to the LIVE music of a traveling band!
Open yourself up to sensational acts!
Witness beauty and glamour as it was intended!
Let your senses run wild!
Enjoy being transported back to a bygone era!
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $20
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A Mother’s Day Double Feature
7pm - Where the Heart is (2000)
When pregnant 17-year-old Novalee Nation, (Natalie Portman), is abandoned by her boyfriend at a Walmart in Oklahoma, she secretly lives at the retailer until her daughter is born six weeks later. Ultimately, she’ll find a surrogate family in the local townspeople – plus a second chance at love.
9pm - The Kids Are Alright (2010)
"The Kids Are All Right” centers on a same sex marriage, but is not about one. It's a film about marriage itself, an institution with challenges that are universal. Their two children, conceived by artificial insemination, raise havoc in their non-traditional family life when they bring their biological father into it.
Doors 6:30 . Films start at 7pm
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In conjunction with DogFest the Shepherdstown Opera House will show two films for the whole family.
1pm - Lady & the Tramp (1955)
The 15th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 animated romantic musical comedy. Based on Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog by Ward Greene, Lady and the Tramp tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family, and a male stray mutt named Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they embark on many romantic adventures.
2:30pm - Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Based on the novel by Wilson Rawls, this film follows the events that befall a young Oklahoma farm boy as he, with the help of his two beloved hounds, struggles to help his family get by in the hard times of the 1930s.
Doors 12:30 . Film starts at 1pm
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A Crazy Sci-Fi Double Feature
7pm - Barberella (1968)
A French/Italian Science Fiction Comedy
The decor and effects in Roger Vadim's erotic comic strip are disappointing, but Jane Fonda has the skittish naughtiness of a teenage voluptuary. She's the fresh, bouncy American girl triumphing by her innocence over a lewd, sadistic world of the future. David Hemmings shows unexpected comic talent as an absent-minded revolutionary. With John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea, Marcel Marceau, Ugo Tognazzi, and Claude Dauphin. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis. - Pauline Kael
9pm - Mars Attacks! (1996)
Directed by Tim Burton and staring Jack Nicholson, Glen Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Bronson, Danny DeVito, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Jones and more.
Amid speculation that a meteorite crashed to Earth from Mars some 15,000 years ago and contains indications of simple life forms, "Mars Attacks!" offers definitive proof of life on the Angry Red Planet. No single-celled organisms, these alien invaders are the big-brained variety with a flair for ray guns and planet wide pandemonium. Citizens of Earth face their doom with gung-ho valor and brainless abandon as little green men from outer space gleefully terrorize the planet in an all-star, cross-country sci-fi comedy. -TCM
Doors 6:30 . Films start at 7pm
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Mountain Ride was forged in the Great Valley of south-central Pennsylvania, for the simple need to play bluegrass. For these five friends, bluegrass is a necessity. Hailing from the new generation of bluegrassers, they tend to bring a unique flair to the traditional, and a progressive twist to the original. Mountain Ride is composed of Eric Avey (guitar and vocals), Scott Matlock (fiddle and vocals), Corey Woodcock (banjo), Chance Hurley (mandolin), and Kate Avey (bass and vocals). With years of experience under their straps and strings, they have found something new, something that can only be described as Mountain Ride.
Opening the show is the relentlessly psychedelic bluegrass band National Headliner who hail from the hinterlands of the Northern Virginia, Frederick and Annapolis Md. They take provocative original material and an eclectic blend of american heritage covers and stretch them out into mind bending, high energy improvisational jams with swagger and a richly layered sound that is their calling card. Combining elements of bluegrass, folk, rock, funk, blues and reggae into a rich stew of aggressively cutting edge and addictively danceable tunes has all the pieces coming together for these three veterans of the jamband festival scene.
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Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $7
Watch & listen to Mountain Ride:
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In conjuction with GardenFest the Shepherdstown Opera House presents two films:
1pm - Enchanted April (1991)
Elizabeth von Arnim's novel tells of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their rainy, grey environments to go on holiday in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins, who belong to the same ladies' club but have never spoken, become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval castle on the shores of the Mediterranean for rent, for the month of April. They find some common ground in that both are struggling to make the best of unhappy marriages. Having decided to seek other ladies to help share expenses, they reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs Fisher and the stunning but aloof Lady Caroline Dester. The four women come together at the castle and find rejuvenation in the tranquil beauty of their surroundings, rediscovering hope and love.
3pm - The Incredible Mrs Ritchie (2003)
A coming-of-age story about Charlie, a troubled boy who spends his summer working as a handyman for Mrs. Ritchie, an elderly woman who has had an unfortunate life. Through his time with Mrs. Ritchie and his work in her magical garden, Charlie comes to terms with a terrible secret that is the cause of his family's unhappiness. Loosely based on writer-director Paul Johansson's own experiences. - TCM
Doors 12:30 . Film starts at 1pm
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The Shepherdstown Opera House presents two family films in conjuction with GardenFest.
1pm - Linnea In Monet's Garden
Here she comes, right from the pages of the bestselling book Linnea in Monet's Garden. The charming tale of a little girl's love affair with Impressionist Claude Monet's paintings is now brought to life in full animation. Join Linnea and her friend Mr. Bloom as they set off to Paris, and then to Monet's garden in Giverny. Watch with delight as they discover the real places which served as inspiration for their favorite paintings. And marvel as the paintings and the garden come to "life" in live action. Linnea in Monet's Garden is a unique blend of imagination and education, teaching children about the art and life of one of the most important painters of the 20th century, while entertaining them with the mystery and beauty of art and nature.Written by Anonymous
1:30pm - Secret Garden (1993)
The Secret Garden is a 1993 British drama fantasy film directed by Agnieszka Holland and starring Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, John Lynch and Maggie Smith. Written by Caroline Thompson and based on the novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett the story is based on his 1911 novel, about an orphaned girl who discovers a secret garden in her uncle's home, into which she is adopted. The girl, Mary Lennox, learns about life with the help of her young cousin, a boy who has been hidden away.
Doors 12:30 . Film starts at 1pm
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A Kevin Spacey Double Feature
7pm – American Beauty (1999)
"American Beauty" is a comedy because we laugh at the absurdity of the hero's problems. And a tragedy because we can identify with his failure--not the specific details, but the general outline. - Roger Ebert
1999 Academy Awards for Best Actor, (Kevin Spacey), Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director and Best Picture for Sam Mendes. American Beauty also won the 1999 Golden Globe for Best Screenplay- Motio.
9pm – The Usual Suspects (1994)
When a truck loaded with stripped gun parts is hijacked outside of Queens, five notorious thieves become overnight guests of the NYPD, but that's all they need to hatch a plan that brings them to Los Angeles for the ultimate take, $91 million in hard cash. – TCM. 1995 Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor - Kevin Spacey
Doors 6:30 . Films start at 7pm
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A Memorial Day Double Feature
7pm – Casablanca (1942)
If we identify strongly with the characters in some movies, then it is no mystery that “Casablanca” is one of the most popular films ever made. It is about a man and a woman who are in love, and who sacrifice love for a higher purpose. This is immensely appealing; the viewer is not only able to imagine winning the love of Humphrey Bogart or Ingrid Bergman, but unselfishly renouncing it, as a contribution to the great cause of defeating the Nazis. – Roger Ebert
1942 Academy Awards for Best Director, Michael Curtiz and for Best Writing, Screenplay
9pm – M*A*S*H (1970)
The staff of a Korean War field hospital, the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH), only miles from the front line use use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. 1971 Academy Awards for Best Writing, Screenplay
Doors 6:30 . Films start at 7pm
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Morgantown Arts Collective, Travelin’ Appalachians Revue’s seven-day traveling showcase entitled, Things Said to a Hole in the Ground, is a multi-disciplinary celebration of Appalachian music and creative writing made up of
West Virginia-based musicians and writers. Things Said to a Hole in the Ground marks the second annual tour for the music and writing collective.
The group will make several stops across West Virginia from Shepherdstown to Charleston, concluding with a final show to celebrate West Virginia Day (June 20) in Morgantown. Showcasing a variety of musical performances and readings from creative minds nurtured in the Mountain State the group aims to explore and challenge the complex and competing narratives about West Virginia.
The tour commences in Shepherdstown on June 14th.
The Travelin’ Appalachians Revue includes John R. Miller (The Fox Hunt, Locust Honey), Tyler Grady( Goodwolf), Keegan Lester (Souvenir Lit Journal), Rose Ann (Beast Friend) and John Jacob (False Pterodactyl, Beast Friend), and Howard Parsons (Black Bear Club Reading Series). The Revue will be joined by different local performers and artists at each stop.
The Shepherdstown Opera House performance on June 14 will present, John R. Miller, Keegan Lester, Rose Ann, John Jacob along with local artists, Sophia Rehak, Kelly Cambrel, Ashley Hoffman and Cheshi.
Doors 7pm . Show 8pm . Tickets $10
RHIN - Punk inspired stoner rock
Come our and celebrate RHIN’s release of their new album Passenger.
The band features locals Ben Proudman, Tucker Riggleman, and Dominic Gianninoto playing their own blend of punk. Their new album Passenger will be released by Baltimore's Grimoire Records in early May. They are sure to bring energy and passion to the stage.
“If you’re not impressed by their capacity to build A LOT of sound with only three guys, let the breadth of their knowledge of all things heavy blow your brain away. All at once stoner doom, desert rock, American hardcore, and grime punk, Rhin keeps you on your toes with variations on volume, tone, and composition. These guys know what they’re doing and are definitely on the upswing of fame, so don’t miss out when they’re playing in our own backyard" macrock
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Iron Jawed Guru - A power duo of heavy, in your face, instrumental groove rock.
Members include Roy Brewer from Treasure Cat on drums and Mike Lorenzen from West By God on other noises. In fall of 2014, Iron Jawed Guru went into Riot City Studios in Morgantown to record their first release "Caldera", then in September of 2015 they recorded with Noel Mueller of Grimoire Records for what would be their second release "Mata Hari".
For more on Iron Jawed Guru go to: http://ironjawedguru.bandcamp.com/releases
Cavern - Post Rock
Loud jams from Oakland, MD whose members include Nick Harkins on bass
Stephen Schrock on Drums and Zach Harkins on guitar.
For more on Cavern go to: https://cavernmd.bandcamp.com/
Cheshi - Dark Indie Rock
1n 2013. Ashli, started writing songs as a way to better understand life and her place in it. Eventually after hearing her sing at the Blue Moon’s Open Mic in Shepherdstown, Trevor Williams asked if he could work with her to add another guitar. Slowly but surely, the other players, Matt Jachowski (Bass) and Evan Braswell (Drums), were added into the fold as well and the band . Cheshi seeks to well up deep emotions left untouched by modern society and force you to reflect on the place your heart resides in this world.
For more on Cheshi go to: https://cheshi.bandcamp.com/
Doors 9pm . Show 10pm . Tickets $5
Join us for our 4th of July Weekend Party with The Woodshedders & Katie Powderly & the Unconditional Lovers
“The Woodshedders catchy, original dance sound keeps crowds on their feet and yelling for more. Be sure to catch these yardbirds at a festival, concert, or party near you!” -Dorian Jarmouth, NYC Roots
The Woodshedders bring the influence of vintage American music forward in its songwriting. The band is known for fun, danceable shows that swerve between different genres to create exciting original sounds. The lineup includes Dwayne Brooke on guitar and vocals, Ryan Mayo on upright bass, Jared Pool on guitar and mandolin, Jesse Shultzaberger on drums, and Dave Van Deventer on fiddle. The band has played Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, Mountain Stage, New Song Fest, PBS Song of the Mountains, WAMU’s Capital Americana, and are the host band of Virginia’s Watermelon Park Fest.
Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers will open the show.
The singer/songwriter has been on PBS & NPR, and has toured from New York to Colorado, Texas to Tennessee. She has shared bills with Tony Rice, Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Black Lillies, Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim, The David Mayfield Parade, Woody Pines, Jill Andrews, The Honeycutters, J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices, The Deadstring Brothers, and many others. She and her band have sold out every show they have played in their home town in the last year, and have recently played and headlined local and regional festivals. Her singing and harmonies have been likened to Gillian Welch (Isthmus, Madison, WI) and Gram Parsons (City Paper, Rochester, NY.)
The Unconditional Lovers comprised of Kevin Etzler, Colin Shultzaberger, Neil Durr, and Evan Durr are Katie’s hot little back up band in her new home of Frederick, MD.
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10
Watch & listen to The Woodshedders:
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“A 20th century sound through 21st century songs”
Drive through Pennsylvania’s countryside and you’re bound to end up crossing one of the many avenues named Colebrook Road. They’re all over the state, in many different counties. The band derives their name from this commonly driven thoroughfare, and has been using it since their inception in 2009. A unique sound is achieved by combining musicians of varied backgrounds with college degrees ranging from music to medicine to biology, to sound engineering.
Based out of Harrisburg Pennsylvania but performing all over the MidAtlantic region, Colebrook Road is an original band. Almost ninety percent of what they perform is from original compositions within the band. They are a group of dynamic performers who bring excitement, introspection and enjoyment to each performance. The unique sound of the band comes from years studying music theory and bluegrass music in particular, while putting a modern spin on that old sound through original songwriting, highly creative and detailed song arrangement, and polished three and four part vocal harmony.
The band was named winners of the 2015 Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Connecticut, the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest band contest in Virginia, and the 2011 Pickin’ In The Panhandle band contest in West Virginia. With an ever-increasing touring schedule that covers a wide geographic range, the music of Colebrook Road brings energy to any stage and every audience.
The Gypsy Ramblers will open for Colebrook Road. They are a five-piece acoustic band who play a blend of gypsy, jazz, 'dawg', and blues music. Their repertoire is a mix of instrumental and vocal songs, more than half of which is original material written by the band.
The band features Matt Robinson on mandolin, Jeff Kauffman on guitar, Bill Unger on bass, Butch Sanders on percussion, and Lavinia Reid on violin. Influences include David Grisman, Joe Craven, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Irvin Berlin, Louis Armstrong and BB King, to name a few, and the sound is reminiscent of these artists.
The group is comfortable playing any venue and the music is well-suited for any audience. Whether you want to sit back and listen or get up and dance, the Gypsy Ramblers are sure to satisfy!
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10
Watch & listen to Colebrook Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU8B7KjYacQ
Watch & listen to The Gypsy Ramblers:
As in most cases in south Louisiana, bands are formed through friendships and pure love for the music they play; this is no different with T'Monde. Playing together since 2011, Drew, Megan and Kelli have developed a unique sound that is unmatched in all of Cajun music. Bringing together influences ranging from early Country music to ancient French and Creole ballads to present day Cajun music, T'Monde plays music that is made for the ears as well as the feet. They have shared the stage with some of Louisiana's top bands including the Pine Leaf Boys, Feufollet, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Although consisting of only three members, T'Monde brings their own wealth of musical knowledge to make a big sound. With their new album, "Yesterday's Gone", the band showcases their influences and musicianship which makes their sound so special.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10
Watch & listen: https://vimeo.com/124931959
The Black Lillies are a band for the ages: rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. If you ask them, they’ll tell you they play “Tennessee music” combining strains of swampy Memphis soul and blues with Nashville’s classic country and East Tennessee’s traditional Appalachian style while Rolling Stone describes it as “country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by bandleader Cruz Contreras' smart songwriting and tight musicianship.” Either way, it’s music that stirs your soul, touches your heart and makes you want to dance.
Their raucous live show has earned them festival slots and enthralled audiences at venues ranging from Bonnaroo and Stagecoach to the legendary Grand Ole Opry, where they hold the distinction of having performed more often than any other independent band. The music is breakneck, brazen and beautiful; sultry soul, honky-tonk heartache, winding jams and flat-out rock’n’roll, tied together with soaring harmonies that “bring back echoes of practically every great male/female duo of the past several decades…[the sound is] one for the ages, and, one suspects, ages yet to come,” according to Glide Magazine.
Make no mistake: when you see The Black Lillies live, you definitely won’t be hard to please.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm
Tickets $12 in advance / $15 DOS
Watch & listen to the Black Lillies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWlPUdP8ico
Nagavora, Noetic Pull, and Nice Couch are combining to bring you a true triple bill event. 3 bands, 3 sets, 1 full night of Rock N’ Roll! Join us for an evening of original music and stellar musicianship. A full audio visual spectacle…
Nagavora, pronounced Nah - guh - vawr - uh, is a three piece rock band originating from Shepherdstown, WV. Their influences range from go-go and funk to underground punk rock and everything in between. Launched in 2015, Nagavora took time crafting an all or nothing sound by focusing on original compositions and influences from all members. This group features drummer, Steve Wattay, and his brother and guitarist, Will Jackson. It’s the first time have brought their musicianship together to form a full time band. Ethan Grace, on bass, is the glue that puts it all together, Their individual styles culminate into a driving, textured, high energy sonic tsunami of progressive rock n’ roll.
For more on Nagavora: https://www.reverbnation.com/nagavora
Noetic Pull is energy. Conceived in 2006, dubbed ‘Bass Aliens’, no one seems to notice Noetic does not employ a guitar player. Purely original: two bass players, drums, voice and percussion are the ingredients for the Noetic Pull recipe. Logan on 5-string bass and vocals has been bringing the thunder since 1992. Tommy layers in the percussion and mad lib vocals. Drew holds the line with potent 4-string bass riffs. The drummer Tom, aka “The General”, keeps it locked down with his creative funk and reggae infused grooves. Noetic Pull will have you chanting, “We Like Bass!” For more on Noetic Pull: http://www.noeticpull.com/
Nice Couch is a regional touring rock band out of the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Their music has been described everywhere from Psychedelic-Funk to Progressive Rock and everywhere in-between. Nice Couch pulls influences from Classic Rock to 90s Alternative while at times even touching on some type of Thrash-Metal and Punk. Blending these while not stemming off of their pure original sound, while letting the music come as natural as possible, Nice Couch has created some kind of a new sound described as Slay-Rock. Nice Couch has a freshly released self titled EP and they are working on finishing their first full-length studio album. For more on Nice Couch: http://www.nicecouch.net/
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $7
Watch & listen to Nagavora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebr3mouXlpU
Watch & listen to Noetic Pull:
Watch & listen to Nice Couch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJt7KAGf6HE