wandsprThe 25th Abbie Fest took flight last night. We did our part on Stage 2B… it was “Get Right with God,” featuring our band, whitewolfsonicprincess.  Yes, 2B as in To Be. Better to be than not to be. It was an incandescent performance. I can tell by the amount of sweat generated by my body. I pretty much burned up and melted on stage. I am working on different ways to spontaneously combust! Almost reached total flame-out. I really was the “Prince of Wands.”

It was just Bass, Acoustic Guitar and Vocals. We are pretty damn tight, even if and when we are ragged, and if we are ragged, it’s because of me, I’m spiky & frayed around the edges, but hell, it’s not r&r unless someone bursts into flame, or bleeds, or breaks something. That’s my role. Being in that little black box theater with a focused and engaged audience just kicked the intensity level up to the freaking max. Intense. We definitely did not “phone this one in.” I have the evidence. We recorded the show, we are thinking of maybe posting a few tracks on Band Camp soon!  Maybe a “Live at the Den EP”… maybe! 

The band before us, was Names Divine, they played a totally cool, dissonant set of broken and jagged songs. It was completely “broken music,” detuned and noisy. Gloriously broken music. We loved it! Day two of the Abbie Fest today… and it’s theater for us… Black Forest’s “The Cheerleader and the Astronaut” on the Main Stage at 8:00 p.m.  I wonder if I can find another way to reach a new level of combustion? – Jammer

If you know our band, whitewolfsonicprincess, you may also know Black Forest, our edgy, on the fringe theater company. Think: “rock and roll theater!” For the last 14 years or so we’ve performed at the “Abbie Hoffman Died For Your Sins Fest” which is hosted by Rich Cotovsky and his Mary Archie Theater Company. Abbie Fest is just like the famous Woodstock music fest of 1969, except probably, a little less mud, and instead of music, it’s a festival of plays, comedy, performance, etc. It’s always the third weekend of August, (this year Aug. 17,18 & 19).

Black Forest performs a new piece called “The Dogstar Raves On,” on Saturday, August 18 @ 6:55 p.m. It’s a waring-blender of a performance piece with scenes, monologues, mayhem and music. We are excited to have all the members of  WWSP join us onstage for this performance. We also are very honored to have a wonderful guest performer: dancer/choreographer Sara Zalek collaborating with us. The lovely and multi-talented Hannah Frank is doing lights and sound. It is always great to be a part of the Abbie Fest! A one-day pass for the fest is $10.00 and weekend pass is $25.00. Check it out! – Jammer