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Dismal Niche Fest: Midwife, Alex Cunningham, + TBA

Midwife - Under the name Sister Grotto, Denver based artist Madeline Johnston explores the limits of minimalism in transcendental drone-pop. With "Like Author, Like Daughter", Johnston uses the Midwife moniker to craft triumphant, fist-in-the-air anthems that tackle themes of dislocation and falling in (and out) of love with a person, a home and yourself. 

"Like Author, Like Daughter" is a portrait of Johnston’s last year as a resident of Denver’s famed D.I.Y venue Rhinoceropolis which closed in a rash of politically motivated assaults on creative spaces across the United States. The album internalizes loss, addiction, abandonment and wrings them through distorted power chords, powerful leads, sheets of drone to create building, aching monuments to past-selves and lost relationships into a positivist statement of resilience and self-love. It’s a record that is impossible to listen to without a lump in your throat. https://midwifeco.bandcamp.com/

Alex Cunningham - Alex Cunningham
Solo Avant-Violin and 1/3 of St. Louis's Vernacular String Trio, Alex will perform his new piece 'Ache' in it's entirety. 
https://personalarchives.bandcamp.com/album/ache