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    Faun Fables to play psychedelic folk at KALA
Improv clarinet duo, local guitarist Eric Conly to open performance July 25
ASTORIA — KALA wel-
comes to the stage dynam-
ic performance group Faun
Fables on Saturday, July 25.
Hailing from the San Francis-
co Bay area, Faun Fables is
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and partner Nils Frykdahl. On
a national tour, Faun Fables
will perform with their young
daughters.
KALA also announces a
special opening act: Arrington
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contra-bass clarinet in an im-
provisational duet. Local vo-
calist and guitarist Eric Conly
will also perform. The opening
acts begin at 8 p.m., with Faun
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at 7:30 p.m. for cocktails and
light fare. Tickets are $12 at
the door. The event is 21 and
over only.
Faun Fables come under
the genre of the psychedelic
folk/Renaissance resurgence.
They are known for exqui-
site, visceral adventures in
song and theater and riveting
live performances to eclec-
tic and devoted audiences in
North America, Europe, Aus-
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City label.
A compelling vocalist and
songwriter, McCarthy was
born into a musical family in
Spokane, Washington, and
cut her teeth on various rock
bands in New York City, no-
tably as a yodeler with the
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.
Her performance history took
a pivotal turn in 1997 with a
solo quest through the UK
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Twilight” was acknowledged
by Scottish author R.J. Stew-
art as a work containing true
underworld tradition content.
Together with Frykdahl
in 1998, McCarthy formed
Faun Fables. Frykdahl is a
multi-instrumentalist
and
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ride through solid, elemen-
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Faun Fables comes under the genre of the psychedelic folk/Renaissance resurgence music. Hear them perform at KALA July 25.
tal structures of guitars and
percussion. All manner of
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rangements. Characters and
narration arise at times, oc-
casionally in the form of a
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Transit Rider” (2002) which
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directed by McCarthy at the
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artist in residence, the latter
rock musical a collaboration
with Frykdahl.
Frykdahl is a member and
collaborator of numerous
projects and bands, as is Mc-
Carthy, who recorded a laud-
ed cover album with Will Old-
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tribute to the Everly Brothers,
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with Johnny Cash producer
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also worked with Oldham on
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with famed Bjork producer
Valgeier Sigurdsson, and the
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Notes.”
McCarthy made her opera
debut in 2012 as the Celtic
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Streshinsky and Clark Su-
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chine” at The Crucible in
Oakland, California.
KALA is located at 1017
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mation, call 503-338-4878.
Manzanita Film Series
screens ‘Death on a Rock’
MANZANITA — The Hoffman
Center for the Arts’ Manzani-
ta Film Series will screen the
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on a Rock” at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
July 24. Admission will be $5.
Written and directed by Scott
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woman whose bright outlook —
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and has a sweet budding rela-
tionship with her boyfriend — is
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desperation and family tension.
The woman’s year of hap-
piness, pain and growth is
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drifts between memories and
shifting consciousness.
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ingham, Washington.
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Watch “Death on a Rock,” a film by Scott
Ballard, Friday, July 24 at the Hoffman
Center for the Arts.
The feature lasts 82 min-
utes, and refreshments will be
available.
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screened at the Hoffman Cen-
ter in May 2015.
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