In a world gone mad, we’ve got … INTERNET CONCERTS!!!!
Sit on your cute booty, turn on, tune IN, and drop out to all this good stuff!
Click the pic for a trippy lecture by our friend Dr. Leary 🙂
Wow, the internet truly has been rocking in my world. I don’t know if you’re zoomed out and scrolled out yet – hopefully not, because the world is ALL at our fingertips if we’ve got a good internet connection. Whew!
Not too much for sentimental ramblings here, but just please accept my heartfelt gratitude for opening this email 🙂
Below you’ll find a bunch of info about online concerts coming up. I’m extremely excited to be on the roster for Festival of the Valkyrie tomorrow, Friday, May 1st. What an INCREDIBLE line up of Womxn and a kick ass panel discussion. Panel kicks off on Zoom at 8:30am and music begins at 11. I’ll take the virtual stage for a twenty minute jam packed set from 11:50am-12:10pm CST.
Next Saturday May 9th is a benefit for a wonderful human, Jessa Roquet of Gambler’s Daughter who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in the midst of a global pandemic. Will you support, and be a life preserver? We would like Jessa to rock with us into the old rocking chair ages. Info below.
I lots of online archives too – an interview with Wellness goddess Amy Patee for her “Tools for Humanity” Series is up on YouTube, and an interview with Mizuno Running North America as one of their first Artist Ambassadors! Links below.
The World is Your Lover Album Release News
The bittersweet news coming atcha! Due to COVID-19, we have postponed our album release for awhile. The official release street date will be August 21st! Available on bandcamp, CDBaby, itunes, spotify, all the things then. Two new videos will be released as well!!
The actual celebration PARTY is October 23rd now – all who purchased tickets – yours will be honored for Oct. 23. A slightly different line up – so sad that Superior Siren can’t take the bill, but the wonderful new trio Turn Turn Turn will come on and entertain us. Alan Sparhawk will stay, unless he is on tour with Low (Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin justcovered another Low song, by the way!!!).
Whew there is so much more, but I gotta get ready to teach mantras! LOVE TO YOU ALL!!!!!
Stay well! Wash your hands! xoxoxo Mary
Festival of the VALKYRIES May 1st 8:30am
My set is 11:50am – 12:10pm CST streaming on facebook live (you don’t have to be a facebook member to watch)!
Women. Power. Music.
On Friday, May 1st, the Valkyrie Music Collective will present Festival of the Valkyries; a free, all day, online music festival featuring a lineup of all local Minnesota women, queer women, and trans women.
The day will begin at 8:30AM with a morning dance party set by DJ Michel.Be followed by Heather Corndorf, founder and owner of mXe, providing a short opening ceremony session. At 9:15am a panel discussion moderated by Vicky Emerson will focus on the challenges and future solutions of working in the masculine/male dominated music industry. At 10:30am, following the panel discussion, Andrea Swensson, host of The Current’s ‘Local Show’ and author of Got to be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound will make a keynote address. After the online conference portion of the festival, ‘Live’ Facebook performances will begin with a scheduled lineup of 20+ incredible Minnesota acts hosted on @valkyriemusicco Facebook page. Timing for each performance will be updated on Facebook event page & posted on the socials.
Virtual Tip Jar information will be posted for each act during their performance.
To register for the Zoom portion for free:
Panelists include: Grace Hall (First Avenue), Becky Hoffmann (Artist & Tour Manager Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith, The New Standards), Ellen Stanley (EFS Publicity, host of KFAI’s Womenfolk Radio Show), Youa Vang (Freelance Journalist), Shellae Mueller (Ordway Center for the Performing Arts), DJ Michel.Be (International DJ, Artist, Educator, Curator)
Performances by: Kat Perkins, Diane Miller, Annie Mack, Theyself, Ellis Delaney, The Nunnery, Venus DeMars, Jillian Rae, Gaelynn Lea, Kiss the Tiger, Faith Boblett, Mary Bue, Lena Elizabeth, Ashley Gold, Shannon Blowtorch, Joyann Parker, Mayda, Katy Vernon, Erin Grand, Julia Floberg, Julie Eddy, Davina Lozier, DJ Michel.Be, Mary Cutrufello and Maria Isa.
Going Live with Love: Songs of Support for Jessa Saturday, May 9th 11am
Jessa Roquet is a beloved and integral member of the Twin Cities music community whose life has recently been turned upside-down by a diagnosis of stage 4 liver cancer – all in the time of Covid-19 spreading like wildfire across the globe. As a single mother of three daughters and a (pre-Covid) gigging musician, Jessa has a full-life, and now must do all that she can to preserve it.
To help show support and raise funds to cover Jessa’s medical bills, and keep her basic bills paid, 28 local musicians will be performing 15 minute sets via Facebook Live from the group page “Going Live with Love: Songs of Support for Jessa Roquet” from 11-6pm on Saturday, May 9th, 2020. Donations to Jessa will be raised via her GoFundMe page, or sent directly to her via Venmo.
Patrick’s Transatlantic Cabaret Sunday, May 10th, 2pm – will write again with details!
MY BIRTHDAY May 12 – Thirty nine and feeling fine, babes!
KFAI interview with Doc on Desert Islands May 13 – kfai.org
In the Archives!
Mizuno Running North America Artist Ambassador interview
Tools for Humanity with Amy Patee Interview (video)
LIVE YOGA on the internet
Join musician & yogi Mary Bue from anywhere in the world that has internet for a 75 minute yoga class from the comfort of your own home on Fridays and Sundays! These practices will include a low intensity flowing sequence – beginners ALWAYS welcome – mantras for peace and protection, and a simple guided meditation. Can’t wait to practice with you!
** I’m offering the videos of my online yoga classes as downloads to Patreon members at the $5/month level … plus at that level you get vinyl, “Live at the Mission Room” digital download, and lots of other stuff. Join here!
FRIDAYS 9-10:15am CST
10am EST / 7am PST / 10pm Bali 🙂
Viniyoga Flow, Meditation & Mantra
Join Zoom Meeting here
Meeting ID: 274 286 988
It is FREE and easy to set up a zoom account, or log in as a guest – just head to https://zoom.us/signup and fill in the blanks.
This class is free / by donation. If you would like to donate any amount that feels fun, YAY! Suggested $10-20.
VENMO @marybue / firstname.lastname@example.org
Also join me for TUESDAYS 9:30 AM CST BEGINNERS Yoga with BIG RIVER YOGAFor their zoom link and schedule + payment info – great online package available
PRIVATE ONLINE Music or Yoga LESSONS
I am taking limited online music and yoga clients. Do you want to learn piano, guitar, ukulele, guitar? Receive yoga / meditation / mantra instruction? My roster is filling in this new reality but have space for a few more! Check out marybue.com/teaching for info. You can be anywhere in the world – that’s the cool thing! Please note my sliding scale is now $25 to $50 per half hour lesson to honor this weird time. Some of us are working, some of us aren’t. If you’re interested, shoot me an email and we’ll work it out if I’m not booked up!
ALBUM RELEASE DATE & PARTY POSTPONED
ALBUM RELEASE STREET DATE: August 21st, 2020 – EVERYWHERE – here, bandcamp, itunes, spotify, apple music, amazon, you name it!!
ALBUM RELEASE PARTY: Friday, October 23rd at Hook and Ladder Theatre & Lounge, Minneapolis
Click on that fun image of the vinyl for a teaser listen of four of the songs off the new album including these spicy numbers:
The Hanged Man
You Fuck Me Up
I Don’t Need