November 9, 2019

Lilith of the Valley: Sea of Change

Lilith of the Valley: Sea of Change

Date(s) - Saturday, November 9, 2019 - Sunday, November 10, 2019
9:00 pm - 1:30 am

Bishop's Lounge

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The Lilith of Valley series is back with new direction and purpose to celebrate and honor the impact that women musicians, artists and business owners have on our community.

For this the 6th in the series we have chosen the theme “Sea of Change” to pay homage to the many ways, big and small, that women affect change. Presented by PRIA Music Marketing, Lilith of the Valley: Sea of Change addresses the feeling many of us face today that, wherever we look, it seems there is another fight to be fought. Protest comes in many forms and we look to artists and musicians, the creators, to remind us of our collective humanity and that we do have the power within us to create a tsunami of positive change in our world.

The show will feature four talented bands/artists, including Topsy (front woman Hannah Mohan of And The Kids), Valley favorites pop indie rockers The Fawns, world/reggae/folk/soul outfit Rebirth band and Kat Alexander (lead woman of Lunar Carnival) with a bluesy solo electric set.

The event will also host artist vendors and we will be fundraising for women’s rights and equity projects with Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (more TBA). This Lilith of the Valley event will also be completely waste-free, thanks to Stef Jade and her Green Initiative! Finally, there will be a PANEL DISCUSSION AT 7 PM on the experiences of women in music, art and business


Original Artwork by Andrea Newland Arts



Topsy ::: multi-instrumental singer-songwriter
Topsy (Hannah from And The Kids) is a reflective solo venture of dreamy bedroom pop with rhythmic looping, dynamic melodies, soft vibes and heavy feels.

The Fawns ::: pop indie rock
The Fawns are an indie dream-rock band from Northampton, MA. They have released three albums of songs ranging from sweet and gentle to swirling and thunderous and will soon be releasing a brand new EP called TLA. All songs are written by Valley favorite Lesa Bezo. She performs them with her band of creative and inspired music lovers, Max, Brian, and Henning. An integral part of the Western Mass scene for the past sixteen years, the Fawns are members of the Rub Wrongways Records collective.

Rebirth band ::: World, Folk, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, Neo-Soul, Mind Technology Infusion
Rebirth is soulful world music. A collective of artists and musicians that come together to share a wide array of musical styles: from soul, reggae, hip hop and funk to Folk and Americana. Members are: I-SHEA (vox/percussion), Cinamon Blair (vox/Bass), Ian Hamel (vox, ukelele), Karim Sumun (vox/guitar), and Chris Trevethan (drums). They are all singer/songwriters who are proud to stand by a message of love and unification through music.

Kat Alexander (Solo Electric) ::: old timey swing, delta blues
Kat Alexander, leader and songwriter for local folk band Lunar Carnival, is taking the stage with Electricity! A professional performing musician for the last 20 years, Alexander has begun a whole new project, exploring her love for niche musical styles including Old Timey, Swing and Mississippi Delta Blues on her firey red Hollow-body electric guitar. Her vivid compositions and singular style, combined with the unique sound of her electric co-conspirator, evokes passion and a sentimental feeling of being transported to another time all together.

Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts


The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts fuels progress toward gender equity by funding the most promising solutions, collaborating with results-oriented partners, and by elevating the collective power of local women to take charge, and to lead with purpose. Our vision is for western Massachusetts to become a national leader for gender equity where people in our communities have the power to prosper economically, live safe and healthy lives, and thrive.

Stef Jade and her Green Initiative
After attending festivals for about 5+ years, Stef Jade became more aware of the copious amount of waste that can be generated in just days. Because of this, she wanted to be a part of the solution! For the past 3 years, she has become involved in the music festival/show scene as a Waste Reduction Coordinator. Her Green work has been a part of festivals such as Unifier Music and Arts festival, the Springfield Jazz and Roots, Green River Festival, and The Taste of Amherst. Becoming so deeply integrated into the waste-management side of running events has taught her that in order to see change, you must BE the change! Getting people hyped about recycling and composting and showing its extreme importance in an age of a climate crisis is crucial!

During the event, Stef will be providing paper straws and compostable cups at the bar and water station, and will be sorting, organizing, and hauling all recycling and compost. Attendees will be able to compost: paper straws, paper cups, compostable PLA cups (beer/mixed drinks), paper towels (bathroom) and any food scraps! We will also be recycling all cans. We will be cultivating a completely trash-free night…hooray!

Stef will also have an educational table where she will answer any of your sustainability or zero-waste questions and offer informational sheets to take home and learn from! At this table, she will also be selling some goodies such as zero-waste starter kits, bamboo tumblrs, metal straws, and bamboo toothbrushes!

Sacred Holistic Arts

Jessica Lapinski, Realtor
River Valley Co-op
Loretta Kane Hairstylist
Valley Free Radio
The Buzz, A Honey Pot Production
Ronin Audio Productions