Haymaker Records and label upstart Bullseye Records announce an intimate night of otherworldly music at The Greenwood Social Hall on Tuesday May 29, 2018. The show will feature a solo vibraphone performance by Mike Dillon (New Orleans, LA), the raw emotional pop music of singer-songwriter Calvin Arsenia (Kansas City, Missouri), and the ethereal avant-pop of Mary Ocher (Berlin, Germany). This all-ages event will be held at 7:30PM in Kansas City, Missouri at The Greenwood Social Hall, 1750 Belleview Ave., with a $20 advance general admission ticket purchase.
The night’s entertainment takes place in the comfy confines of the private arts venue The Greenwood Social Hall. Converted from a 1920s Baptist church, the space offers an intimate setting and amazing natural acoustics suitable for the performances on vibraphone, harp, piano, guitar, keys, percussion, and vocals. The Greenwood Social Hall was featured in a recent spread by the The New York Times. Mike Dillon has been praised as a “punk rock provateur”, a “jazz vibraphone visionary”, and a “percussion virtuoso”, having worked with such artists as Les Claypool, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ani Difranco and performing in groups such as The Dead Kenny G’s, Critters Buggin, Hairy Apes BMX, and Billy Goat. Dillon joins the stage after multiple May appearances at New Orleans Jazz Fest. Recent Bullseye Records signing Calvin Arsenia, accompanied by a percussionist, will highlight his skills on harp, piano, and classically trained voice. A mix of bizarre and experimental musings with swooping, hearty melodies, and raw acoustic emotion form the gentle, heartfelt style that defines his music. Berlin multidisciplinary artist Mary Ocher’s work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, guiding itself through genres as diverse as traditional folk, raw 60s garage, synth-driven ambient, and experimental pop. She’s back in North America with her new album “The West Against the People” and its companion release “Faust Studio Sessions”, following a European release tour of 20 countries. “The West Against The People” was released on the German label Klangbad in spring 2017 and recorded with Hans Joachim Irmler of Krautrock pioneers Faust.