Local Avant-Garde Musicians Expose Sounds at Naked Café

Rachel Mercer, Laim McIvor, and David Geraghty – three of the Okanagan’s most talented and experimental musicians will be performing in concert on March 30th at the Naked Café in downtown Kelowna.

This concert is the seventeenth installment of the Skin And Bones Music Series. Now in its second year of production, Skin And Bones is an Okanagan Arts Award nominated concert series devoted to the presentation of experimental music in the Okanagan, produced through the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. While presenting innovative musicians and composers from all over the world, Skin And Bones also showcases local performers that make up the vibrant artistic community of the Okanagan.

Vernon based psychedelic/fringe folk guitarist Liam McIvor has played throughout Canada and Europe in many different styles and manifestations. Currently fronting his garage psyche-country band Volunteers, Liam also uses a vintage reel to reel tape machine to create layered ambient instrumentals reminiscent of Cluster & Eno or Philip Glass. David B. Geraghty performs what he calls “abstract maximalism.” With little more than an electric guitar and a laptop Geraghty generates droning sonic tapestries that are both tranquil and haunting. Rachel Mercer is classically trained in voice, piano, and trumpet and is an accomplished visual artist. As a singer for the gothic country/doom rock band the Civil Dead, Rachel has also developed a body of spontaneously composed vocal works using loops and pedal effects evocative of Diamanda Galas and Meredith Monk. Liam, David, and Rachel will each be performing a solo set.

Liam McIvor, David Geraghty, and Rachel Mercer perform at the Naked Café as part of the Skin and Bones Music Series on March 30th. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the concert will begin at 8:00 pm sharp. The Naked Café is located at 571 Lawrence Avenue in Kelowna. Admission is $10 for the public and $8 for students and Alternator members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Milkcrate Records on Ellis Street or at the Alternator located inside the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Season Passes for the 2017 edition of Skin And Bones can also be purchased at the Alternator or online at www.alternatorcentre.com

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