Unnatural Acts 9/21/19

Featuring Ward Hayden & The Outliers, The Proletariat, Julie Rhodes, Bob Kendall Band, and Ken Clark Organ Trio

This genre busting event will feature a mashup of styles, sounds and ideas. There will be music, spoken word, activist groups, art and a whole lot of fun.


4:30 – 5:00 (2nd floor) Wire Lines
5:00 – 5:45 (3rd floor) Julie Rhodes
5:50 – 6:30 (2nd floor) La Neve
6:30 – 7:00 (3rd floor) Christopher Johnson
7:15 – 8:15 (2nd floor) Ken Clark Organ Trio
8:30 – 9:15 (3rd floor) Bob Kendall Band
9:30 – 10:15 (2nd floor) The Proletariat
10:15 – 11:15 (3rd floor) Ward Hayden & The Outliers


Ward Hayden & The Outliers – Modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by The Mavericks. Think soulful lyrics with a beat you can dance to. They will be celebrating the release of their hot new record “You Judge a Book.”

The Proletariat – Punk pioneers, sparse, edgy, but always hyper-aggressive melodic punk rock with leftist political lyrics. They just released a great new record “Move.”

Bob Kendall Band – Bob Kendall is a singer/songwriter/producer/curator. Kendall describes his songs as “telling tales of recrimination and self-deception.” In 2015, Kendall released his third album, self titled. These recordings were produced by Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies, Fort Apache) on 75orLess Records. Kendall’s band is also featured on the release of “The Spindle City Gram Parsons Tribute.” (Narrows Center for the Arts). In 2012 Kendall released “Midnight Flower” which features Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses, Belly) on the title track. She later released her own version of the song on her Swan Song Series III album. In 2002, Bob released his debut solo album, “Enough is Enough,” which helped land him a spot at the 2002 Newport Folk Festival, the year Dylan returned.

Ken Clark Organ Trio – have been performing around New England and the eastern U.S. for the past 15 years. “Organist Ken Clark, guitarist Mike Mele, and drummer Steve Chaggaris lean on the beat, (high stepping funk, shuffle boogaloo back beat ballad), build dynamic climaxes sprinkle in jazz solos and deliver the goods.

Julie Rhodes – is a powerhouse vocalist with authentic soul, grounded both in the songwriting traditions of yesterday’s Americana and today’s very present social and political issues.

La Neve – is part dance party, part drag performance, part punk show. Created by members of Downtown Boys, La Neve maintains that band’s social concerns but transfers it through a sexy, digital prism.

Christopher Johnson – is a poet-warrior and provocateur, he is a wordsmith, a tinker-thinker and a friend…

Wire Lines – is punk rock from New Bedford, MA. Jeremy and Ryan have played in bands together before; musically, this sounds like some of them. Kevin has also been in bands before; vocally, this is very similar. Ted hasn’t played drums in a while; but apparently it’s like riding a bike.

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