Grace Yukich, Sarah Dunn and Shame Penguin – Fri., Aug. 26, 5 PM

Singer-songwriter Grace Yukich plays Best Video Film & Cultural Center outdoors on Fri., Aug. 26, starting at 5 PM. Sharing the bill are singer-songwriter Sarah Dunn and the indie punk quartet Shame Penguin.

Grace Yukich is a CT-based singer-songwriter whose folk music is a little bit country and a little bit punk. An Alabama native who has called the northeast home for almost two decades, Grace has been singing, writing, and playing music since childhood. She is currently recording her first studio album, Wisteria.  Grace also sings and plays guitar in the femme punk band Corpse Flower.

Sarah Dunn is a singer-songwriter who released their debut EP, Thank You, in June. Their style has been described “Acoustic singer-songwriter, but, also kind of emo?” They write in a vulnerable, specific, and deeply personal lyrical voice. A multi-instrumentalist, Sarah also plays bass in the femme punk band Corpse Flower, screams in a goth-electronic trio Things in the Dark, and plays fiddle in the traditional Irish music group, The Alehounds.

From the Elm City of New Haven, Connecticut, Shame Penguin brings an anything-goes adventurousness to their songwriting. Like every band on the Internet these days, they’ve got an audible reverence for iconic rock, grunge, and punk acts of the 90s, but they’re musically omnivorous: You might hear anything from noise pop to j-rock in their record collections, and their appreciation of the classics mean they’re pulling from a pretty deep bag of musical tricks.

There will be donation vases for the musicians and the venue. Please consider being generous in supporting musicians—opportunities to perform have been fewer the past couple of years. Suggested donation of $10.

The parking lot is closed off for seating. There is on-street parking on Thornton Street, as well as parking behind our building and across the street at Spring Glen Church.

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