Once a Month is back and better than ever! After last month's show sold out, Grace Holtz and Natasha Ferrier are coming in strong with a brand new line-up of female comedians from across the southeast! Featuring:
It’s been almost exactly a year since Weaves released their acclaimed debut LP. The self-titled album was among the most anticipated of the year, and was lauded internationally upon its release for its exuberant approach to guitar pop, which was described as “one of the most unpredictable sounds of 2016” (MTV), and “a triumphant assault on all things conventional” (i-D). It was a whirlwind year for the band who spent a nearly uninterrupted 12 months on the road, playing festivals across the globe, and touring with their fellow 2016 breakout artists Sunflower Bean and Mitski. Propelled forward by their own momentum, which they corralled like the barely contained energy of their explosive live sets, it was a transformative experience, and upon returning home to Toronto the band’s leaders, singer Jasmyn Burke and guitarist Morgan Waters, found themselves possessed by an irrepressible burst of creative energy.
Weaves entered the studio in early 2017 to begin recording what would become their sophomore LP, Wide Open (due out October 6th, 2017 on Buzz, Kanine & Memphis Industries). Assisted by engineer Leon Taheny (Austra, Fucked Up) who worked with them on their first LP, they approached the album as a highwire act – walking the line between intention and their own gleefully anarchic creative impulses.
“In making this album I didn’t feel any pressure or any fear, and I think that might be the difference between this album and the last,” Burke reflects. “It’s been a weird year, and even on the album cover we’re in bright colors, but we’re covered in soot and we look like we came out of an explosion and I think that’s kind of the way life is. Hopefully you can bring some light to people.”
Standup comedy is not a team sport. That’s why at Cut-Throat Comedy, hosts Ben Dalby and Ryan Darling force three teams of two comedians to work together. Teams will compete in games that resemble classic game shows you love, with just enough difference to keep the producers from getting sued. Each round one team is eliminated. The winning team has the opportunity to share the spotlight together or betray their teammate and have the mic all to themselves. All of this teamwork and betrayal combined make for a night of great games and hard earned performances by some of the best comedians in the area.
Cut-Throat Comedy is produced by Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby and runs monthly at the Palace Theater in Chattanooga, TN.