MUSIC FOR LUNCH!
The music is free and you can bring your own lunch or buy ours - every Thursday & Friday 12-1 !
5/29 Friday: Ladyfingers
LADYFINGERS is the alter ego of eccentric New Jersey-born artist, Adam Weiner. His music is a spastic brew of lo-fi rock, rockabilly, punk, and cabaret stylings. Weiner developed the Ladyfingers aesthetic of wiggy theatrics and self-depracation while living and performing in New York City for 8 years. Drawing from such artists as Tom Waits, the Cramps, Ween, Hasil Adkins, and Cab Calloway, Weiner's live shows are a rush of nervous energy and dark humor. His "rubber room boogie-woogie" (Connect Savannah), finds him yelping and crooning his heart out over a flood of gnarly guitar, slinky whorehouse piano, and his patented hard maple stompbox. With his hair piled high, and his eyes popping, Ladyfingers morphs from a yelping Nu-Elvis, to a menacing carnival charlatan, to a smarmy cabaret crooner...all within a few tender moments.
In 2006, Weiner released the first official Ladyfingers album, "MY PROM", featuring the bracing, hiccupy single "Cure for the Common Cold" (which is used in an upcoming MTV UK episode of Dirty Sanchez). The record received significant indie and college airplay all over the U.S. and Canada. Besides numerous shows in North America, Weiner has consistently toured the U.K., France, and Germany (the Europeans really appreciate the Ladyfingers schtick a lot!), and played the NXNE Festival in Toronto, SXSW in Austin, and CMJ in Manhattan. Audiences in various gin joints from Berlin to New Orleans have witnessed the striking energy of Herr Ladyfingers.
In 2008, Weiner released a full-length collection of demos and bedroom tapes called "MY HANDBOOK". The record, which was recorded in various motel rooms and warehouses across America, features the psycho-midget porn-abilly of "Lite FM" and the sad-sack lo-fi classic "Genius Friends". Throughout 2008, toured the U.S., alone in his Korean car, including a LA Weekly endorsed residency at the Redwood Bar in Los Angeles.
In May 2009, Ladyfingers' new record OPEN YOUR ROBE will be released as a vinyl record and mp3 suggested-donation download. Weiner will be touring throughout most of the U.S. promoting this new record, which can be ordered/downloaded at www.ladyfingers.org.
Ladyfingers is an independent artist. He has no management, label affiliation, booking agent, or personal stylist. He performs all these duties for himself. Are you impressed?
"He is a self-contained, self-aware and self-propelled song factory...Mr. Ladyfingers sluices his raw ballads and electric-guitar-backed shuffles with a mournful beauty that goes beyond simple jokiness."
- L.A. Weekly
What's for lunch? Local
and Touring Single/Duo/Group Acts will Perform Blues, Soul, Rockabilly,
Bluegrass, Jazz, and Folk - just come by and find out who's playing."Brown Bag" your own lunch or try one of the Center's authentic
Southern dishes - meat or meatless chili, vegetarian greens, hot water
cornbread and peach cobbler - all prepared by Center cook Ella Kizzie.