We’re heading to the Love Shack. Pat Irwin, Sasha Dobson, and Daria Grace (Pi Power Trio) draw on the rich tradition of instrumental rock ‘n roll, then surprise you and blow it up. Legendary rock critic Robert Palmer, writing in The New York Times, described Irwin as a “mercurial presence on the New York rock scene of the early ’80’s. The bands he helped found, The Raybeats and 8 Eyed Spy, resembled each other only in that both had an aversion to the predictable and ordinary.”
Irwin was a founding member of the seminal No Wave bands The Raybeats and 8 Eyed Spy and a long time member of the B-52s, joining the band in 1989 and helping to bring hits “Love Shack” and “Roam” to mass audiences around the world. He’s also composed the music for hundreds of cartoons including “Rocko’s Modern Life” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.” Sasha Dobson (who often opens for Willie Nelson) was a member of Puss ‘N Boots (with Norah Jones), whose record “Aquarius” was hailed by Magnet as “raw and compelling,” and whose “Into The Trees” was released in 2014 to wide acclaim. Daria Grace has been singing and playing on the New York Scene for over 20 years, and has toured and recorded with avant-rockers God Is My Co-Pilot, pop-noir sextet Melomane, and Hawaiian swing quartet The Moonlighters. Her current band, the Pre-War Ponies, specialize in obscure tunes from the 20s and 30s. Their 2016 recording, “Get Out Under The Moon” was recently praised by the New York Daily Music Blog, “Grace is one of New York’s most distinctive and elegant singers…You’ll be missing out if you don’t own this album.” You’ll be missing out if you don’t head to the barn.
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