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Wed 04/01/20
8:00PM
18+
$10 ADV // $15 DOS

Hear Here Presents: V.V. Lightbody • Ruth B8r Ginsburg • Caley Conway

V.V. Lightbody

(Chicago, IL)
V.V. Lightbody is the solo project of Vivian McConnell, a seasoned songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the thriving Chicago music scene. Her self-produced sophomore LP Make a Shrine or Burn It (Acrophase Records) was released with much anticipation in May 2020. Referred to as ”a masterclass in self-reflection and female autonomy,” the first pressing sold out within 24 hours and received critical acclaim from Noisey, Stereogum, Paste, Gold Flake Paint, Chicago Tribune, and more.

Jessi Roti writes of MASOBI“An album of lingering farewells and cautiously optimistic beginnings punctuated by a deceptive wit, Lightbody – a.k.a. Vivian McConnell – turns her attention inward, exploring what it means to be with yourself after being with another; trading abstract, third-party narratives for those more poignant and conversational.”

V.V. Lightbody has been a collaborator and touring member of bands such as Lala Lala, Divino Niño, OHMME, and recently started a duo called Valebol featuring drummer Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo (Dos Santos). She’s lended flute and vocals to Twin Peaks, Tomemitsu (LA), and Pool Holograph.

Ruth B8r Ginsburg

(Milwaukee )

Ruth B8r Ginsburg is a seven-piece neo soul-folk group from Milwaukee, Wisconsin with an aim to lift up women’s voices. In seven part vocal harmonies, they address a myriad of contemporary issues.

Caley Conway

(Milwaukee )

Caley Conway takes the stage in candy apple red, slinging a matching telecaster and a new set of rules for the singer/songwriter paradigm. Rooted in folk but hardly bound to it, her inventive style ranges from jazz to post-rock, hints at the familiar, and embraces a dissonant beauty. The Milwaukee native’s breezy voice and disarming wit belie a deep complexity that has earned her praise as “the next big thing in folk music” by No Depression Magazine. Paste Magazine praised her 2016 full-length Silk for Life as “an ambitious piece that puts Conway on the map.” 2018 saw her sharing stages with the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Joan Shelley and more. Equally enthralling as a solo performer or a full band with backup singers, Conway leaves rooms hushed; her audiences somewhere between chilled and chuckling. Her new EP is slated for release early this year.

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Cactus Club
2496 S. Wentworth Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
414-897-0663
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  • WED & THURS: 4:00 PM—12:00 AM
  • FRI: 4:00 PM—2:00 AM
  • SAT: 11:00 AM—2:00 AM
  • SUN: 11:00 AM—10:00 PM
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