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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.
Birds of a Feather: A Night Carnival of Flight
September 9, 2017 · 9:30 pm
The steep and thorny way to heaven
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“The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
― Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

Saturday, September 9th
doors 9:30pm, performances 10:30-11pm and 12-12:30am
$18 GA, ($10 for members)
VIP packages $100: includes two tickets, VIP seating, and bottle service for two
cash bar for nonmembers

From Icarus’ folly, to the Wright Brothers’ genius, long have we been fascinated with flight. And this September, in commemoration of the birth of one of our favorite birds, Co-Artistic Director of The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven Myrrh Larsen, we are throwing a party to celebrate flight in all it’s fancy!

So whether you float like a hummingbird, or soar like a jet pilot, you are invited on this one-night journey honoring the glory of flight in all its forms! So slip on your bumblebee wings, or strap into your jet-pack and help us celebrate man and beasts’ reach for the stars.

High-flying performances from circus to music, and cocktails that will transport you to the clouds await you here at summer’s end.

Come in costume inspired by your favorite flying creature or contraption, whether it’s DaVinci’s paper wings, or the bat they are based on, and you’ll be automatically entered to win some amazing local treasures in our Costume Contest raffle!

Part world-class variety show, part costume party, the NIGHT CARNIVAL is your invitation to drink and dance alongside the city’s finest fringe artists, and enjoy a revue ranging from music and dance, theatre, circus acrobatics, and more.

Performances and costume inspiration TBA