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Live At The Linda: Featuring The Suitcase Junket And Useless Cans

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Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Live At The Linda brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week features The Suitcase Junket from April 2017 and Useless Cans from their March 2016 concert.

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Useless Cans are a gypsy swing folk trio formed in New York’s capital region. Featuring guitarist Bobby Davis, bassist Dylan Perrilo, and vocalist Julia Posin, Useless Cans represent a unique and authentic modern take on old school gypsy jazz and folk. Their repertoire of old timey swing favorites, traditional Russian celebration tunes, and driving original music has been entertaining fans in the Northeast and beyond since 2016. They draw on diverse influences, from swing greats like Django Reinhardt and Cab Calloway to raucous bands like The Doors and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. So enjoy, Useless Cans- recorded Live at the Linda on March 3, 2016.

Tonight we round out the show with The Suitcase Junket. The phrase “your ears may deceive you” will certainly apply to what you’re about to hear in this next set. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Lorenz, better known as The Suitcase Junket, is the paragon of the one man band. Early on in his set Lorenz introduces each component of his unique setup as his “band members”.

After listening to his set on our show tonight, we highly recommend you look up a video of The Suitcase Junket playing live so you can get a visual representation of what he is actually doing. The Suitacse Junket came to our venue on the heels of the release of his album Pile Driver. Since that concert back in April 2017, The Suitcase Junket has released two more LP’s- 2019’s Mean Dog, Trampoline and 2020’s The End is New and has maintained an extensive touring schedule across the U.S. and Europe. If you’re fortunate enough to be in a town where he’s playing, make sure you get to that show! So enjoy The Suitcase Junket- recorded Live at the Linda on April 28, 2017.

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We realize that the impacts of COVID-19 have been dire for working musicians and the music industry as a whole. The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio is thrilled to let you know about “The Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series” produced in collaboration with Chromoscope Pictures. The program features local and regional musicians playing on The Linda stage and viewable worldwide online through Youtube. The goal of this series is to bring musicians back to the stage in a safe environment and provide fans with a professionally produced concert delivered directly to your homes. Similar to some of our in-person concerts, these will be ticketed events. And similar to all in-person concerts at The Linda, we will insure the highest standard of production.

Coming up on The Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we welcome Mirk on Monday March 15, at 8 pm. You can find tickets to this show and the rest of the series at thelinda.org or keep up with us on Facebook (@thelindawamc) and Instagram (the_linda_performing_arts).

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