Music: Ponybird on Thurs., Jan. 31, at 8 PM

Ponybird plays the Best Video Performance Space on Thursday, Jan. 31. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover charge is $5.

Influenced by the emotional roots of country, the confessional poetry of folk, and the spatial freedom of ambient and harmonic tones, Ponybird is the solo project of Jennifer Dauphinais, an evolving artist who translates something both introspective and infinite all at once. Both home-recorded releases—”Climb Yourself Up” and “Full Cold Moon”—were chosen as Top Ten Releases of the Year by the New Haven Register. Listening to Ponybird, puts the audience on the verge of discovering.

Jen Dauphinais, interviewed and performing on “Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show”:

Dauphinais is known for performing with folk-roots innovator, Christina Abbott in their duo, The Karner Blues, as well as heavy rock bands, Belle Starr, The Editors, and Spider & Fly. Dauphinais also wrote for the New Haven Advocate entertainment section, and hosted a radio show on WYBC 1340 AM with co-host Craig Gilbert. As Daylight Photography, she is best known for capturing bands behind the lens (see Crooked Hook’s album cover “The Captain Will Be Your Guide”) and continues to ghost write for local venues, labels, and independent bands.

Ponybird’s YouTube video for their song “Let Something Fall Apart”:

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Wednesday, Feb. 6. AVANT-GARDE: JACK VEES

• Thursday, Feb. 7. ROCK: THE IVORY BILLS

• Monday, Feb. 11. WHAT WOULD YOU DO? FILM SERIES: GONE BABY GONE

• Wednesday, Feb. 13. EARLY MUSIC/CLASSICAL: RAVENNA MICHALSEN & ALEXANDER SMITH

Wednesday, Feb. 20. JAZZ: THE ELLIGERS BROTHERS BANDS

• Thursday, Feb. 21. SINGER-SONGWRITER ROCK: THE STREAMS DUO

• Wednesday, Feb. 27. SINGER-SONGWRITER ROCK: THE SHELLYE VALAUSKAS EXPERIENCE

• Thursday, Feb. 28. ART SONG WITH TUNED WINE GLASSES: JONNY RODGERS