Just One Angel

Just One Angel


$20 Cover & a 2 Drink Minimum

NYC singer-songwriter Christine Lavin and Seattle super-harmony trio Uncle Bonsai share an equally angelic and wicked sense of reality when it comes to the holidays, particularly on behalf of us wayfarers on thin emotional ground for most of the season. The Just One Angel Holidays on Thin Ice concert tour is their exuberant celebration of selections from their individual repertoires alongside new holiday songs. Christine charms one and all with “Christmas 1899” and “New, New, New Year”: Uncle Bonsai signs the album’s namesake, “Just One Angel”, the untimely “Christmas is Just Around the Corner,” and the surreal “Seasonal Work”.

CHRISTINE LAVIN is a NYC singer-songwriter, guitarist and recording artist whose concerts are a fixture in folk-pop culture. Christine performs all over the US, Canada, and points beyond (Australia, Germany, Israel), and often hosts knitting circles backstage prior to each show. Songs of hers have been performed by artists as diverse as Broadway stars Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster, and David Burnham, cabaret divas Andrea Marcovicci and Colleen McHugh, the college a cappella Dartmouth Decibelles, and The Accidentals, winners of the National Harmony Sweepstakes Championship. Her awards include The NYC Nightlife Award, The ASCAP Foundation Award, two New York Music Awards, seven ASCAP Composer Awards, The World Folk Music Association’s Kate Wolf Memorial Award, and a Backstage Bistro Award for New York City Singer-Songwriter of the Year. Performing Songwriter Magazine includes her in it’s list of the “TOP 100 Most Influential Artists.”

“Christine Lavin is wildly entertaining.”
— The New Yorker

“When the ‘institution’ known as Christine Lavin is in concert — the standing room only crowd is treated to the unique experience.”
— Boston Broadway

Seattle super-harmonizers UNCLE BONSAI are the Tim Burtons of folk music – dark and hilarious, but with moments of great insight and beauty. With three strong voices and a guitar, Bonsai presents an often dizzying vocal relay of intricate harmony. The trio aligns itself with the underachiever, the dejected, the outsider. Their densely-packed lyrics fly by in a whirr at times, and take a skewed stance on topics such as first-world problems, jobs for America, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and holidays with family. A little like Stephen Sondheim linking arms with Tom Lehrer with harmonies by the Beatles. Or a little like Zappa in therapy with Peter, Paul and Mary. Uncle Bonsai’s recent releases include The Grim Parade (2010) and a bedtime book/CD for grown-ups, “Monsters in the Closet / Go to Sleep” — two tauntingly twisted tales for tormented parents (2013). A new recording is in the works for spring, 2014.

“Singers Ratshin, O’Neill and Adler are pitch-perfect in their delivery of often complex harmonic arrangements. And if there were an Ella Fitzgerald Award for Exquisite Elocution in Song, they would surely get it. The trio officially bills itself as a “folk” outfit, but has none of the naiveté that label might suggest. These are nicely edgy, sour-sweet songs, written for grown-ups.”
— Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times

“The group has achieved an almost cult status…their music ranges from irreverent to ironic, from satirical to sad. And despite the folk tag, their music defies categorization as it incorporates elements of jazz, pop, Broadway, reggae, and classical.”
— Associated Press

Livin’ Out Loud

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2013 Duplex Gala


The Annual Duplex Gala, is a fun-filled roster guaranteed to entertain. We will be high-lighting some of the outstanding performers from the past year who you might have missed seeing, as well as previewing some of the upcoming shows at the Duplex.

$10 Cover & a 2 Drink Minimum

Monday November 4th at 8pm

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The Bobs

$20 Advance Ticket & a 2 Drink Minimum.
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In 1983, The Bobs put out their first, self-titled album. This record earned the group a Grammy nomination and basically
re-wrote all the rules for vocal group music. “Instrumental” arrangements, dissonance, vocal percussion, ringing harmonics and
melodic solo voices all linked with quirkily comedic material—all part of the trademark sound of The Bobs.
A sound that has since been emulated by a cappella groups around the planet.

Now, after 30 years of recording and touring, The Bobs finally take an overdue item off their “bucket list” – The “concept album.”
This tour will introduce The Bobs’ sixteenth studio recording, “Biographies”, an album of songs about famous and
(not-quite-so-famous) historical figures … as well as a good dose of Bobs favorites. This new recording is a “concept” album as all
the songs share a unifying theme—in some way, shape or form each song tells the life story of (or at least an event in the life of)
some notables throughout history. Also some obscure persons who will become notables as this record comes out.


Who are The Bobs?: The original “band without instruments,” are appearing in New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Phildelphia, California, Oregon and Washington to introduce their newest CD, “Biographies”, in addition to other new songs, and more of their signature a cappella brilliance and general on-stage mayhem. The Bobs are Matthew Bob Stull, Angie Bob Doctor, Dan Bob Schumacher and Richard Bob Greene.

Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python … Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin … J.S. Bachmeets Jimi Hendrix: Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs), that’s THE BOBS. This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics, breaking all the rules and clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music for over 25 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche. To quote one reviewer, “… the Bobs still shine, breaking new ground each time they tunnel out of the sanitorium. The twin keys to the group’s creative safe deposit box are unflagging dedication to vocal excellence and utter disregard for everything else.”

“They operate in a space between pop music, comedy and art that few musicians, few artists for that matter, can successfully navigate. And on top of it all they perform with character, charisma, charm …If you haven’t seen them live and you call yourself an a cappella fan, you’re doing yourself a disservice.”

~ Deke Sharon, Music Director “The Sing Off”, founder Contemporary A Cappella Society, www.casa.org

“Some performers are brilliant comedians, some are genius musicians, and some just make you happy to be
alive. THE BOBS are all of that — and then some.”

~ Paul Provenza

“The Bobs–entering their second quarter-century of un-paralleled a cappella excellence. Bring it on.”
~ Harry Shearer