We hope it has been amazing… We (collectively) ran a 10k on Christmas day, hung out with some of the coolest little ladies in the Western Hemisphere, and made an annual train trip to the homeland. 2013 was full of all kinds of great joys and surprises and accomplishments (we both survived our graduate program and can officially call ourselves Masters of Music… ; )
We predict that 2014 will be a year of all kinds of goodness and we can’t wait to share it with you!
To start the New Year off with a marimba and cello fueled bang, we’ll be rocking some of our favorite venues shortly after the 1st!
We’ll be starting 2014 with an appearance (and a beautifully long set) at Caffe Vivaldi in the West Village in Manhattan on Jan. 4th. They have great food and drinks and are pretty much the coziest venue for a cold and crisp winter’s night. We play from 10-11:30pm! The FB Invite.
Next up, we’ll be hitting Nick’s in Worcester on Jan. 10th. Nick’s is a Weimar-era German restaurant replete with dark wood accents and a velvet red curtain. They’ve got tasty food and a vibe that will transport you to another time (and absinthe, which might help you on get transported on said journey.) Goli’s set time is TBA. The FB Invite.
Both venues are All Ages and utilize the All Donations Go to the Artists system, so bring your friends and an appetite for deliciousness for your ears and your stomaches!
With reflection on the old and anticipation of the future,
Hello Beloved Goli Fans!
We know that you might suspect that we’ve fallen down a dark well in a remote location, but we haven’t. We just experienced a rare form of hibernation that begins in the late summer/early fall & ceases when the air starts to get clear and crisp…
What does this mean for you dear Goli missers?
WE’VE GOT A SHOW COMING UP IN THE BOSTON AREA!!!
Here are the deets:
++Saturday Dec. 14th++
1667 Mass. Ave. outside of Harvard Sq.
Adv tix $12
Goli @ 9:15, Sail Away Ladies to follow
Goli is really excited to be pairing up with the Sail Away Ladies for a great show at one of our favorite intimate venues in the Boston area. The Sail Away Ladies feature some of Goli’s amazing classmates from NEC (Ari & Mia Friedman, Sarah Jarosz, & Eden Macadam-Somer) and their contemporary take on old-time acoustic string music. It is going to be a great night of great music and you really shouldn’t miss it.
Get your advance tix here
If they sell out (and we expect they will) do not fret, the Lizard Lounge reserves a hefty chunk of tickets specifically for walk-up purchase!
The FB event if that is your jam!
We can’t wait to make the music for you and to see your lovely selves.
We’ve missed you and hope that you are doing uh-mazingly well!!!!
With pumpkin spice, warm socks & music in our bones,
Or what we did over our summer vacation post-grad school…
We’re opening for Rasputina!
If you like cello, you are going to love this evening.
(If you don’t like cello, why are you reading this?)
Rasputina, for those of you new to the world of cello outside of the symphony, is a rock trio of cello (and sometimes drums) and vocals that comes from the imagination of Melora Creager. There is an intimacy, darkness and quirkiness of Rasputina’s music that is driven by all that a cello can do while rocking out.
And Goli gets to open for them!!!!
-Wed. July 31st-
52 Church St. Harvard Sq.
Opening for Rasputina
ALL AGES SHOW! $15
Doors @ 7:30pm
Goli @ 8:30pm
It is a delight, a pleasure, an honour and an extreme joy to get to open for Rasputina. One of Vess & Val’s earliest shows with the band Fluttr Effect was as an opener for Rasputina at the Middle East Downstairs and they can’t wait to do it again with this little duo in one of Boston’s newest and most buzzworthy venues.
This show is ALL AGES! So bring everyone you know. Goli is very excited to get a chance to knock out the post-grad school cobwebs and make some music on such a happening night of the aural arts.
For advance tickets, go here.
And to think we’ve could’ve spent the whole summer hanging out on the beach…
With humidity and degrees,
Hello Friends of Goli!
We know that you might be a little concerned that you haven’t heard
from us in awhile.
Has grad school ruined their promising careers a duo-that-is-doing?
Did they get lost in the woods of Maine during the Thanksgiving
Will they ever be heard from again?
The answers are no, no and YES!
Finals finish on Dec. 17thish and we’re gonna celebrate the best way
we know how by coming out of hiding and playing a fun event just for
IT WILL BE A FREE SHOW! IT WILL BE AN ALL AGES SHOW! IT WILL INVOLVE
SOME DEEP PROBING INTO THE PSYCHE OF GOLI! (maybe)
Here it is:
-WED. DEC. 19th-
Rock Therapy w/Brendan Boogie
featuring Goli and Dave Mirabella of the Rationales
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave. Somerville (parking out back)
This show is free! This show is all ages! This show is a involves
live performance mingled with interviews that will be featured on
Brendan Boogie’s Rock Therapy Podcast. Goli will hit PROMPTLY at 8pm.
If you can’t join us in person, you can check out the live broadcast
It would be lovely to see your beautiful selves at this event and why
don’t you bring a friend or too. (have we mentioned that it is
free-all the Goli without burning a whole in your pocket.)
Here’s the FB event:
It is unclear what appearances we will be making in the new year BUT
we’ve got our graduate recital dates and we’d love it if you came to
see what we’ve been up to over the past two years in the crazy world
of Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory.
SAVE THE DATES!
Valerie’s Grad Recital-Fri. May 3rd @ 8:30pm in Brown Hall
Vessela’s Grad Recital-Mon. May 6th @ 8pm in Brown Hall
Brown Hall is located in the same building at Jordan Hall at 290
Huntington Ave. Boston, MA
Be healthy, happy and safe this holiday season and we can’t wait to
see you next week for Brendan Boogie’s Rock Therapy at the Armory.
With visions of winter break dancing in our heads,
Greetings from Goli!
To say that things have been a little intense in Goli-land as of late,
would be the understatement of the moment.
Recently, our close friends and bandmates from other projects lost
their apartment in a fire* and we’ve experienced the loss of dear
family members BUT we’ve also started new exciting jobs teaching at
music schools you have heard of (cough, Berklee) and we’ve started our
last year of graduate studies at the New England Conservatory. (some
of those “we’s” are royal
It has been a roller coaster ride, for sure.
We still have our hands and our hearts and our heads (though they
might be occasionally addled) and we’re greatly looking forward to
celebrating the ups & downs of this crazy world with you one more time
before the semester swallows us whole!
+++Friday Sept. 14th+++
Goli @ The Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass. Ave. Cambridge (outside of Harvard Sq.)
Adv. Tix. here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/273567
In our second edition of Goli Goes to Grad School, we’ve asked Petaluma Vale (of Jaggery) and Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins to join us for a musical send-off of back-to-school goodness!
-Petaluma plays at 9pm (Val will join her for some celloing & singing) and her enchanting songs of whimsy and clever takes on fairytales grounded in a post-modern reality will keep you tethered to her harp strings.
-At 10pm, Goli will hit with songs of death and getting laid and maybe we’ll have some surprises up our sleeves, like a new song or the debut of a new instrument. You never can tell what we might do. We don’t even know.
-Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins will close out the night with well crafted songs, rocking arrangements, sensitive orchestrations and one of our favorite singers! (and some of our favorite people)
We love this line up so much, we would have it over for tea any day of the week and we’d even spike the beverages with a little whiskey.
The FB Invite:
For those of you interested in our NEC activities, we’ll both be performing the music of Marty Ehrlich on Sept. 13th at Jordan Hall.
We’ll be performing quite a bit over the year at NEC as they are
celebrating the 40th year of the Contemporary Improvisation
We hope you can check out what we are up to and maybe even join us in
the spring as we host our graduate recitals.
Thank you has taken on a deeper meaning in the past few weeks so…
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support of this
little duo with great ambitions.
*to find out more about the fire and to help out the folks who’ve lost
their homes and many of their possessions (thankfully most of the
instruments and most importantly all of the people weren’t harmed) go
Summer is starting to come to an end (don’t worry we’ve still got a
few weeks before school starts up and the mellow of fall arrives) and
that means we’ve got an epic August to-do list for those of you who love Goli, exotic destinations, zombies, and adventures!
EPIC AUGUST TO-DO LIST
#1-Rock NYC this Friday
+++Friday August 17+++
32 Jones St. NYC
ALL AGES! SUGGESTED DONATION!
Goli will play from 9:45pm-11:15pm. Bottom of the Well-intimate and
groovy jazz/folk infused originals of voice, bass and
drums will hit at 8:30pm.
the fb invite
(that we may or may not keep.)
Here is a list of things we (mostly Val) said we would do to at our
next appearance at Caffe Vivaldi.
#1-A new song
#2-A clarinet debut by Vessela
#3-A surprise for those of you who joined the Goli street team.
#2-The ZOMBIE DOUBLE FEATURE
+++Sat. August 18th @ 10pm+++
New Exhibition Room presents:
Zombie Double Feature @ The Boston Playwright’s Theater
949 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA
Tix are $20 and can be purchased at the box office or here.
Will Goli survive the zombie apocalypse? Come to NXR’s showing of
“Terror at the BPT” & “Last Night Cabaret” to find out. Goli lends
their music stylings to this crazy production that features some of
the most delightful and inappropriate uses of zombies yet! This show
is not recommended for those under the age of 17 and it can be a lil’
gruesome if that is not your bag. the fb invite
#3 EPIC NIGHT OF GOLI
+++Thurs. August 23rd @ 9pm+++
124 Millbury St. Worcester, MA
We’re back at Worcester’s classiest Wiemar-era absinthe bar!
Seriously, this place has some of the most amazing atmosphere ever.
It will be a night of epic Goliness with three sets of hits,
experiments, covers and b-sides.
Nick’s has great German food and a lovely drink menu. There is no
cover, but donations keep this duo coming back so make the trek and
bring some friends.
the fb invite
We’re still haunting the cobblestones of Faneuil Hall this summer,
while the weather and our time permits so follow us on twitter
(@golimusic) and facebook to get details of our upcoming busking adventures.
#5-SAVE THE DATE
—Friday Sept. 14th 9pm—
GOLI’s Back to School Special at the Lizard Lounge!
1667 Mass. Ave. Cambridge
NOTE: Date changed from the 15th to the 14th!
It will feature performances by Petaluma Vale (of Jaggery) and Sarah
Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins.
Ticket link and other details to come and here’s the fb invite!
Enjoy these dogs days of August and thanks for filling them with live music!
We can’t wait to see you at our next Goli outing!
With humidity and sunbrewed tea!
Just a little note to let you all know that Goli will try to survive the zombie apocalypse tonight at New Exhibition Room’s showing of the Zombie Double Feature.
The first feature starts at 8pm with Goli joining in the fray after intermission. It will take place at the Boston Playwright’s Theater at 949 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA.
This twofer of plays will surely delight and entertain with their quirky and edgy take on the traditional Zombie tale. Admission is $20 and 17+.
Here’s a trailer to entice you:
Zombie Double Feature Teaser
Life is full of changes and today we present a very important but simple one.
Tonight’s show at TT the Bear’s will feature new set times as one of the acts will no longer be joining us.
What this means is that instead of seeing Goli at 9:45pm, you will see us at 9pm.
Kate Miller-Heidke will hit at 10pm and Lauren Flaherty will close the night at 11:15pm.
All in all, not too painful a change if you ask us.
Just thought you should know!
Tomorrow evening’s appearance in NYC will occur as planned with a glorious set by Goli starting at 8:30pm and wrapping up around 9:30pm.
We can’t wait to play for you all!
Happy July to You All!
Goli is all a buzz that it is summer because summer means cool
beverages, busking and most importantly sharing our music with you!
(You might recall that we’ve been locked in practice rooms since last
Sept. working on our master’s degrees, but now we are free-for the
We’ve got some great shows coming up and we do hope you can join us!
—THURSDAY JULY 12TH—
TT the Bear’s
10 Brookline St. Cambridge (Central Sq.)
Doors @8:30, Goli @9:45
Get ADV. TIX HERE: http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/EventListings.action?orgId=15325
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GET ADV. TIX FOR THIS SHOW! We are opening
for the ridiculously amazing Kate Miller-Heidke. She is charming and
writes great songs and has a voice that can do anything. She’s double
platinum and has toured with Ben Folds and is basically a really cool
human being. If we couldn’t be ourselves, we wouldn’t mind a day in
her shoes (we’ve had the chance to play with her @Club Passim & The
Lizard Lounge and are honoured to do it again!)
Go to www.katemillerheidke.com to check her out.
We’ll be joining the likes of Lauren Flaherty and Sarah Jaffe in
support of Kate’ band.
Show starts at 9pm.
Here is the FB Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/280906065349683/
—FRIDAY JULY 13TH—
32 Jones St. (off Bleeker) NYC
Goli plays from 8:30-9:30pm
If you’ve ever been to Caffe Vivaldi, you know that it is a little piece of magic in the Village. If you haven’t been to Caffe Vivaldi, then what are you waiting for?!?
They have amazing food and drinks and have live music every evening for no cover (all donations go directly to the artists.) We’ve haven’t been to Vivaldi since last October and we can’t wait to be back! Do come and join us at this treasure of a venue.
The FB Invite if you’d like to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/337474686337395/
For those of you in Boston, we’re back at it at Fanueil Hall as part of the street performers
program. You can find us busking in the North Market area throughout
To find out when we’ll be playing, follow us on twitter (@golimusic)
or facebook.com/golimusic. Grab a cold lemonade and hang with us and
the touristas throughout the summer. Our busking is subject to change
based on weather/whims… you’ve been warned.
SAVE THE DATE:
We’ll be putting together a lovely little back to school show on Sept.
15th at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA
We’ll share more details as we sort them out, but for now think LIZARD
on the 15th!
WHAT DID YOU DO OVER SUMMER VACATION?
You will get asked this question in a few months and we hope that
“went to see Goli play some awesome music” makes it to the list.
Thanks for supporting us and live music and we hope to see you soon.
With fireworks and sunshine and refreshing breezes,
Hello Dear Goli Friends!
How are you?
We are awesome!
Why, you might ask? We are done done done done with our first year of grad school! We survived and it was amazing and now we get to catch up on sleep and facetime with everyone who has missed us over the past few months.
Speaking of facetime, we missed you and look forward to remedying that ASAP! Say, this Thursday at the Lilypad?
We’re playing in an evening of Duos, curated by our NEC classmate, Leah Hennessey.
+++D(u)o No Harm+++
Thursday May 17th
1353 Cambridge St. (Inman Sq. Cambridge)
All Ages-Suggested Donation
The evening will feature Hayes Griffin (gtr) & Daniel Hawkins (cello) destroying traditional american music in a good way, Leah Hennessey (vox) & Dave Cordes (bass) performing songs suffused with improvisation, and Goli (Vess-Marimba & Val-cello) playing songs about death, getting laid and surviving grad school.
Goli will play around 8:45 or so, do come early to get an earful of some awesome!
The FB event, if you dig that thing.
We’ll be joining the street performers program again at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace! Playing in the sun is a great way to spend the summer. Listening to Goli while eating ice cream in the sun is also a great way to spend the summer. We’ll be keeping you abreast of our busking schedule via twitter@golimusic and facebook, so friend and follow us to get the inside scoop.
Vess & Val will be joining Sarah Rabdau for her project based on the work “Outside Over There” by Maurice Sendak. You can catch Foolish Ida this upcoming Saturday (May 19th @ 8pm) at Cafe 939. The first of 2 EP’s will be released at this concert and you won’t want to miss the beauty of this project.
That’s all the news we’ve got for you now!
Do come and join us this Thursday at the Lilypad, we can’t wait to see you!
From the little duo that is doing (I believe we are half masters now,)