Mike Donovan plus History Teaches

May 14, 2018 6:00 pm

San Francisco-based Drag City recording artist Mike Donovan plays a solo show with History Teaches opening (featuring members of Magik Markers & Sunburned Hand of The Man) at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls on Monday, May 14.

Mike plays and writes and records uncompromised lo-fi psych-folk&rock. He cofounded Sic Alps in 2004; that band lasted nearly a decade and was admired by the likes of Pavement and the Fall. In addition to his solo work he also formed the The Peacers, and has had fingers in The Ropers, The Church Steps, NAM, Big Techno Werewolves, Sounds of the Barbary Coast, and Yikes.

His latest solo full-length, released in April, is called “How to Get Your Record Played In Shops.”

Admission is a recommended $5 minimum donation, more if you can; all of it goes to the musicians for burritos and gas money to the next show. We’ve got them the day after Montreal, the day before Greenfield, and ten days before Mike leaves the country to play Germany / Belgium / Switzerland / France / UK / Ireland.

Intimate seating for up to 40, after that it’s standing room. This is an all ages listening event. No alcohol, but unhealthy snacks and soda by donation. Doors at 6:00, show sometime after that. Aim for 6:00 and hobnob with the other cool people.

We’ll be documenting the performance for later broadcast; by entering the premises, you’re consenting to possibly being filmed, photographed, and recorded.


Stage 33 Live is at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT. It’s an ongoing celebration of humanities, science, spoken word arts, and music recorded during live listening events on a simple stage in a former industrial building and subsequently presented in broadcast and to stream free at your leisure. Stage 33 Live is a nonprofit run entirely by volunteers, infused with the best parts of post-industrial small-town rural New England come-together and can-do Yankee bootstrap ingenuity and hard work. We’re not a plush performance theater or a state-of-the-art recording facility. Just good folks doing this fine thing. www.stage33live.com

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