Brickbat Mansion presents Anthony Jones & Monica Richards
September 1, 2017 · 9:30 pm
The steep and thorny way to heaven
Brickbat Mansion and The Steep And Thorny Way To Heaven are proud to announce a very special live appearance from Anthony Jones & Monica Richards (Faith and the Muse).
Friday, September 1st
SE 2nd & Hawthorne
$13 GA, ($10 cash tickets available at Brickbat Mansion 7/7 and 8/4)
Deluxe packages: $19/person includes general admission + CD, poster; $35/person includes VIP admission + signed CD & coloring book.
cash bar for nonmembers
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Performing in Portland for the first time in 9 years, Monica Richards is best known for her musical work as half of the critically acclaimed duo, Faith and the Muse. Much of the spectrum of her creative work is centered around the Feminine and the Familiar: Matriarchal mythological themes with all the cultural echoes and seasonal faces they present.
In over twenty-five years as a front woman in Underground music, Monica Richards has a far reaching reputation of the highest respect for her powerful voice and theatrical stage presence. An old school punk rocker who began writing songs at the age of 15, her sharp, intelligent lyrics and musical talents are the highlights of Faith and the Muse, as well as her solo music under the moniker 'InfraWarrior'.
A graduate of American University with honors in Literature, Monica has self-published illustrated books of tales & poetry. Her first published work, The Book of Annwyn, based on Welsh Mythology, is a full reworking of ancient Celtic tales.
Monica is also a multimedia visual artist and graphic designer. Her illustrations, graphic collage and original artwork have graced books, CD covers, magazine articles and gallery walls. She began creating Adult Coloring Books as of 2015, beginning with The Goddess, through publisher, ZED Presents.
San Francisco-based Anthony Jones is the voice of performance art project Monastic, having also been a composer and vocalist for Alaska Highway with Mike Best of Among The Weeds and The Point of Reflection with John Koviak of Sub-Version. Anthony's solo albums feature old world instrumentation fused with darkwave synths and beats. His album sales and concerts have all been used to raise funds and awareness for the Wolf Mountain Sanctuary in Lucerne Valley, Ca.
Since 2009, Brickbat Mansion has been one of Portland's best nights for ethereal, shoegaze, darkwave, post-punk and goth, paying tribute to influential artists and showcasing unforgettable live performances. Led by DJ Wednesday, who co-founded legendary club night Violaine and is a former resident DJ at Bar Sinister in LA as well as many other clubs up and down the west coast, and DJ Curatrix, whose talent for spinning ethereal music ranges from the giants of the genre to the contemporary.
The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven is Portland's boutique venue for the arts, bringing high-quality independent performances to inner southeast industrial. We are proud to host Brickbat Mansion every First Friday.