We need your do re mi
NoC Staff Report
On Tuesday, November 1, North of Center is hosting several parties in hopes of raising funds to continue operations into the next year. Yeah, we’re asking for your hard-earned do re mi. In NoC fashion, some of these fundraisers are FREE to attend, while others aren’t even fundraisers at all so much as they are communal sing-alongs sent out over the public wire.
Without further ado, the three-pronged NoC winter fundraiser, a celebration of public transmissions. Please join us at some or all of these events. Things are so much more fun with crowds.
Rat Shed Radio. 6:00-8:00 P.M., Homegrown Press (N. Limestone and Sixth)
Rat Shed Radio will feature songs and narratives of the Kentucky River watershed that have appeared in North of Center. Part literary-happening, part concert (and all fundraiser), Rat Shed will feature the words and songs of Wes Houp, Warren Byrom, Beth Connors-Manke, Chris Sullivan, Gortimer T. Spotts, Dan’l Boone, and George Washington Ranck. Fat-cat admission price of $25 will net you an intimate show and a proletarian serving of soup and bread. Purchase ticket by going to our webpage and “donating” $25 or more, then emailing confirmation to editor at Mayer.Danny@gmail.com. (Donation link found under “Resources” on right hand side of page.) Contact editor with any questions. Show starts at 6:30 sharp.
Public air waves
Flying Kites at Night with John Hartford. 8:30-9:30 P.M., WRFL
Don’t have the do re mi to attend Rat Shed Radio but want to feel connected? Not located in town but wanting to get in on the action? A supporter of all things public radio? A 99er sitting out at JP Morgan? We want you in on the fun, too. Log onto the WRFL website or turn your dial all the way to the left (88.1) between 8:30-9:30 to hear one of the best to ever do re mi about boats and rivers and radios and radios on boats on rivers. NoC editor Danny Mayer will play back-to-back half hour sets of John Hartford tunes. (For more info on the Hartford radio hour, turn to our music page.)
Open mike. 8:00 P.M.-until closing, Al’s Bar (N. Limestone and Sixth)
Al’s Bar regularly hosts an open mic on Tuesday nights. This Tuesday night, it will be an open mic/NoC fundraiser. Admission is still free. Music is still open to all. High Lifes and PBRs are still 2-for-1. You can still bring your guitar, mandolin, fiddle or stomp box.
Here’s what’s different: Danny’s 9:00-9:30 set of Hartford tunes will be blasted over the radio-waves throughout the bar; NoC will have a merch table and other ways to solicit donations throughout the night; and Wes Houp and other stars of Rat Shed Radio may make an appearance to sing songs of solidarity and the river.
Give what you can, every dollar counts, but please also just show up, engage, have fun and join in a night of river-talking, radio-transmitting, and music-making.