Anna Coogan (Album Release)

Ithaca Underground Presents

Anna Coogan (Album Release)

Lady D & The Shadow Spirits, First Pet, Teencat

Fri · May 5, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Anna Coogan (Album Release)
Anna Coogan (Album Release)
he Lonely Cry of Space and Time, a stunning new album by musical shape-shifter Anna Coogan, is ­for those unafraid to steep themselves in heart-wrenching honesty and to contemplate our place in the universe. She sings about the rising oceans, seeking other worlds, collateral damage, and how we sink or swim together.

An anxious darkness that has followed Coogan throughout her life is reflected in her powerful guitar playing, balanced with hope, light and beauty in operatic interludes and optimistic lyrics. On the title track, she celebrates one of the more hopeful news stories of 2016—the detection of gravitational waves:

The rolling waves receding from

The darkest star still reeling from

The dawn of time, the dark begets the light…

So here we are, we’re listening

The Lonely Cry of Space of Time is the result of a spirited and longtime collaboration between Anna Coogan and drummer Willie B (Brian Wilson). Wilson has toured with Neko Case, Jamie Lidell, and Johnny Dowd, among others. He merges ferocious energy with a deft touch that pushes Coogan to the outer edges of her musical creativity.

After composing several original scores for historic silent films in their hometown of Ithaca, NY, the duo began layering operatic vocals and ethereal guitar over aggressive drums and synthesizers—moving into uncharted waters that blur the lines between opera, film noir, and rock. Their live performances have been described as “enthralling, beguiling” by the Rheinische Post (Dusseldorf) and simply, that they “blew away the crowd” by

Coogan’s edgy and engaging live performances have been hailed as a “festival highlight” by The Times of London and “glorious” by Glasgow Metro. Boston born and classically trained in Austria, she spent her twenties in Seattle, busking among fishmongers in Pike Place Market before filling larger venues in the region. Her music has been featured on ABC TV, KEXP, the BBC, RTE 1 (Irish National Radio), and WDR 4 (Cologne, Germany). After her move to New York state in 2011, she co-wrote and toured a record with JD Foster (Calexico, Patty Griffin), and joined Americana-punk veteran Johnny Dowd on recent albums in addition to live performances at Lincoln Center and throughout Europe.

Anna Coogan and Willie B will release The Lonely Cry of Space and Time on April 28, 2017.
Lady D & The Shadow Spirits
Lady D & The Shadow Spirits
Lady D & The Shadow Spirits capture an ethereal and soulful folk rock sound, this trio bridges the pull between the intimate and expansive with their deeply emotional lyrics and passionate poetic rhythm.
First Pet
First Pet
Teencat thinks you’re hot and hopes you have ears.

Often described as a sexy fruit salad that plays upbeat pop-punk and post-punk music in alternating strokes of their flesh-paws, the band is sometimes chided for their unwillingness to take most things and people seriously.

They’re lyrics are the wit-driven prose of one Karrot Prufrock, a barbarian poet of the highest order and bass player by default. Much of the musical arrangements are the responsibility of Ash Eastman, lauded as “the real stickler” in the band, who plays the drum and tries to make the songs have more than 4 chords, much to the chagrin of guitarist Pete Moss, who plays guitar with all of the focus and intensity of a much larger man hitting a barbed wire fence with a piece of wood.

All three of these failed comedians sing in tune with one an other, to the distaste of punk music fans everywhere.
Venue Information:
The Haunt
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850