Join us for a special evening of music from M Shanghai on Thursday, July 3, 7:30 PM at the Dublin School in Dublin, NH. This will be an outdoor event, weather permitting, at the Fountain Arts Building on the Dublin School campus. The concert is co-sponsored by The Walden School, the Monadnock Folklore Society and the Dublin School and is free and open to the public. Some seating will be available, bring your lawn chair or blanky if you like.
M SHANGHAI (previously M Shanghai String Band) is a Brooklyn based indie-folk collective, named after the Asian bistro in Williamsburg that hosted the band’s monthly shows from 2002 through 2009. M Shanghai’s legendary concerts are known for their unbridled joy, raucous energy and intimate subtlety, with all players crowded around one condenser mic “like the faithful taking communion, or sharks smelling blood in the water.”
With an adventurous take on Americana, the “M” are not easily classified; they emphasize distinctive songwriting while retaining the immediacy of classic American roots music; “timeless Americana with an indie-rock soul”.
The July 3 iteration of M Shanghai will include:
Philippa Thompson: fiddle, saw, percussion, vocals
Austin Hughes: guitars, vocals
Patty Hughes: bass, banjo, vocals
Brian Geltner: drums, percussion
Glendon Jones: fiddle, mandolin, vocals
The band’s fourth album Two Thousand Pennies (co-produced with Damon Whittemore, and released October 2012) is a landmark album celebrating M Shanghai’s ten years as a band.
“Stellar songwriting, beautifully musical arrangements,
and one of the most arresting live shows I have ever seen.”
Samantha Parton, Be Good Tanyas
“First-rate original songs. highly entertaining, like a modern day medicine show.”
Tommy Ramone, of the Ramones and Uncle Monk
“The best acts are locals M Shanghai, which usually play monthly, proving that New York, nay, Brooklyn is as country as Tennessee.”
Village Voice Best of 2011 (Jalopy and M Shanghai)
“A perfect combo of American folk and the music as it stands today… a musical performance that is enduring”
Chris Lewis, Shut Eye