The question comes up again and again so I decided to write a couple instalments describing life at La Lucha or as we sometimes like to call it La Lucha lifestyle. We hope this place continues long after we are gone, so here is one of a couple entries in the journal of this adventure story.
Music & Arts
Saturday, April 21 @ 8pm
A night of amazing music with local talent Uncle Joe Meazle accompanied by mandolin player Matt "Doublestring" McFarlin playing some timeless music and telling the story of songs forgotten, and on tour - Arrah and the Ferns, check out their music @ http://
La Lucha Space is on the corner of Donaghey and Prince and the door is on Prince. (2035)
Zachary Schomberg will be reading from his recent work titled Fjords. I'm anxiously awaiting this event because I understand that Zachary reads alongside a projection. We plan to host this event in the main space and are anxious to see this creative transformation.
Zachary will be joined by another touring poet Janaka Stucky and local Tyrone Jaeger to add to the evening.
The event will start promptly at 8 and we remind you that parking at La Lucha Space is extremely limited so please us the nearby highschool or park and enjoy this beautiful spring weather with a nice walk down Prince to coproduce some culture with your presence. We look forward to seeing you there.
All the info:
Schomburg will perform his work set against a collaborative work by Manual Cinema and the Chicago Q Ensemble based on Fjords. Supporting readers are Janaka Stucky, author of Your Name is the Only Freedom and Tyrone Jaeger, author of the forthcoming The Runaway Note.
Deviled Leggs has recently played a few shows at La Lucha Space to showcase the original works of local Jesse Godbey and provide some local support for touring musicians. Often times these casual gatherings help strengthen and establish a whole network of connections. This is the network in which small and starting out acts move around the country on low budgets and share their music widely. The informal networks especially work to the advantage of artists whose style of playing does not lend well to playing over the top of a loud bar scene.
I suspect it would be difficult to hear some of the more nuanced guitar work Jesse does in his sets in a venue where music wasn't the focus. As I understand Deviled Leggs also does some shows electric with more effects; I would be curious to see what listeners who have seen this band perform a more electric set would have to say about the differences..
Enough rambling. I've chosen a track to share from the First Takes Demo - Forty Drops. A song which I felt showcases some of the aspects of Jesse's style which can at times be haunting in a way reminiscent of some early bluesman combined with a guitar riff that keeps me coming back to it time and again. If you didn't catch it: this song is about that mysterious malted brown elixir known better for it's quantity than it's quality.. Here it is; Deviled Leggs, Forty Drops