Category: traditional/folk

All Together Now #5 ≈ May 27th, Start 9:30pm/ Doors 9pm


All Together Now is a multidisciplinary art series that makes space for women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ performers in partnership with allies. Installment #5 will include music, performance art, conceptual magic, storytelling, and video.

Mark Lipman and Jenee Halstead

Jenee Halstead and Mark Lipman

Welcome To The Closet is an event that weaves personal storytelling & musical performance with the aim of providing the audience an invitation into the multi-faceted process of “coming out.” In the piece, Jenee Halstead and Mark Lipman will be using costume, props, and live music to investigate the universality of the coming out process as it relates to the oppression and liberation of their desires. The hope is to create a space of acceptance and peace with desire, and then to invite the audience to explore the “how to” of navigating the steps out of the closet together.

Mark Lipman and Jenee Halstead have been sharing the stage for years as singing partners on each other’s original music. The idea of collaborating on a project together had been floating around for a couple of years, and they’re bringing it to life in a set that will combine story-telling, song, and elements of expressive movment. Together they are exploring the worlds of activism, desire, queer identity, the wounded healer and what it means to be an artists and a human in a world that want to commodify and control the human experience.

Chances are, if you’ve ever seen Mark Lipman play, your emotions have been stirred from the moment he opens his mouth to sing. His music is a combination of soulful, evocative, soaring, gritty vocals set to songs that are at once highly personal and familiar. If you detect something expansive and mysterious in the music of Jenee Halstead, a freedom that owes no debt to place and time — or even genre — you understand where she’s coming from. And where she’s headed … deeper into the essence of song.

Zayde Buti

Zayde Buti

Zayde Buti is a performance artist and musician who writes, produces and performs weird art music. He also produces and performs in even weirder music videos. Zayde has performed live in venues across New England and has made street performances throughout the Boston area.

Poor Eliza

Poor Eliza


Poor Eliza (Jane Park) is a Boston songwriter who loves to explore themes from her Tennessee upbringing with the sounds and rhythms of alt-country and indie-rock. She has played all over the Boston area, and is excited to try new things and meet more artists! Her latest self-released title “Ghost Town” is the tale of a townie who never leaves their hometown.

Felice Ling

Felice Ling

If she looks familiar, you might have seen her working on the streets of Harvard Square. Occasionally funny, often awkward, and always astonishing, she has performed in Memphis, Chicago, and Cambridge. Before she was a street performer, though, she was a magician performing in her family living room nearly every Thanksgiving for fifteen years. She’s not flashy, she’s not snazzy – she’s Just Felice.

Advance Tickets

Facebook Event Page

Series Website

$10 Cover @ the Door (or Advance) / Doors Open @ 9pm

Subscribe to the Lilypad Newsletter

Brian Carpenter & The Confessions + The Wrong Shapes ≈ June 2nd, Start: 7:30pm/ Doors: 7pm

Brian Carpenter & The Confessions


“The debut record by The Confessions is a fitting soundtrack to an episode of True Detective or a David Lynch film…an unpredictable, but fascinating listen”
— UTNE Reader
“Brian Carpenter & The Confessions exude the sort of dignified darkness you would expect given the company he keeps…bound to become a big name”
— Chris DeVille, Stereogum

The Wrong Shapes



“The Wrong Shapes display musical ingenuity…eclectically sterling”
— Michael Marotta, Vanyaland


$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7pm

Subscribe to the Lilypad Newsletter

Endless Field – Album Release Concert ≈ June 27th, Start 8pm/ Doors 7:30pm

Endless Field 1


Close your eyes and picture an “endless field”– what comes to mind might be a placid landscape, grass stretching out as far as the eye can see, swaying gently in the wind. Now look up, and another endless field looms overhead – the vast expanse of space, the night sky offering a mere glimpse of its infinite destinations. Think in less literal terms, and the phrase might suggest the never-ending pursuit of the musician or artist – a field of study that can last a lifetime and beyond.

All of those meanings tumble together on the uncategorizable, cinematically beautiful self-titled debut album from Endless Field (out June 23 from Biophilia Records), the duo of longtime collaborators Jesse Lewis and Ike Sturm. Both intimate and expansive, boundless and introspective, the album captures the genre-vaulting imagination and the deftly entwined vision of these two artists and their special guests, drawn from some of the most forward-looking voices in modern music.

Working together in a variety of contexts for more than ten years, guitarist Jesse Lewis and bassist Ike Sturm have evolved a unique approach that can be classified as theirs alone. From the hushed, breathtaking sound of fingers on strings to atmospheric ambient textures and thrilling improvisations, the duo venture through a vast territory of experimentation on Endless Field, both inspired by and suggestive of the diverse beauty of nature.

$15 Cover @ the Door ($10 Students) / Doors Open @ 7:30pm

Subscribe to the Lilypad Newsletter