Doors at 7, Show at 7:30. All Donations go to performers. No Alcohol permitted.
Theo and Donny have been playing together for a decade, in various ensembles such as A Tundra, Shred Aquarium and Lark. They come together here to make moody guitar music that could accompany movies like Paris, Texas and Straight Story very well on mute. Culling together elements of John Fahey, Richard Thompson, Steve Reich and Brian Eno, they glide effortlessly between fingerpicked guitar duets, ambient soundscapes and interlocking polyrhythmic pulses. Over the years Theo Katsaonis has lent his talents to Joan of Arc, Anatomy of Habit and Dead Rider, while Donny Mahlmeister has played with such ensembles as Early Day Miners, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Judson Claiborne and Will Phalen.
Melina received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and attended the MFA graduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been exhibiting work nationally and internationally for 15 years. Currently, Melina is continuing her collaboration with the Hubbard Street dancer and choreographer Jonathan Fredrickson. She has curated the art displayed at Chicago's Rainbo Club for the past six years. Melina also performs with musician Tim Kinsella in Joan of Arc and a number of other accomplished Chicago-based musical projects.