UPDATE—Postponed to Sun., June 6, at 3 PM: Mercy Choir, Kierstin Sieser on the Best Video deck

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather today, the Mercy Choir/Kierstin Sieser show is being rescheduled to an afternoon show at 3 PM on Sunday, June 6, rather than today, Sat., May 29.

Mercy Choir and Kierstin Sieser play the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck Saturday, May 29, starting at 5:30 PM.

Paul Belbusti is a musician, writer, visual artist currently based near the New Haven, Connecticut area of the United States of America. His main creative musical project is called Mercy Choir. He’s also one half of the experimental duo Rivener. He is the author of two chapbooks: Imperial Pools (Analog Submission Press) and Lucy (Good Cop/Bad Cop Press).

Kierstin Sieser is the songwriter and lead vocalist for Tiny Ocean. Her new solo ep, Little Shots of Pepper, was released on 3/19/2021.

We ask respect for social distancing, please, and conscientiousness on masks. Not everybody is vaccinated yet and our venue wants to advise caution and consideration for others.

No cover charge but please bring cash for the musicians’ tip jar. This has been a real hard time for musicians, almost all of whom have seen their live performance income dry up. (There will also be a Best Video tip jar for donations.)

Parking available behind Best Video and on Thornton Street.

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Music: Singer-songwriters Anne Marie Menta, Shellye Valauskas, Lys Guillorn, Kierstin Sieser trade tunes Fri., Apr. 5

The singer-songwriters Anne Marie Menta, Kierstin Sieser, Lys Guillorn, and Shellye Valuaskas trade off songs Friday, Apr. 5, at Best Video Performance Space. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is a sliding scale of $5-10 (pay what you can in that range).

Anne Marie Menta is a longtime New Haven singer songwriter working on her fourth album. Personal meets universal in her lyrical, catchy, folk/pop/country influenced tunes.

Shellye Valauskas writes meticulously crafted power pop songs that shimmer and shine; think Rasberries/BigStar/Posies/dB’s/Slight R.E.M. Listen to her latest release “History of Panic” and try not to fall in love with it.

Lys Guillorn is a singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and discipline-hopping artist from Shelton, CT.She is a stylistic shape shifter, dipping her blue cowboy boots in folk and psych-rock. Her most recent release is the single “Chipped Fingernails.”

Kierstin Sieser is lead vocalist and songwriter from Tiny Ocean, whose music is part dreamy Americana, part strange folk rock and a little psychedelia.

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