Previous events

Sep28

THISTLE

Picasso Machinery, 45 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

Picasso Machinery is a fun little salon event that happens every last Friday of the month under the Williamsburg bridge at Picasso Machinery's loft space. It's a fun little variety show for artists by artists. Come through for a tiny set by moi, nestled in the work of poets, burlesque dancers, clowns, actors, etc.

Jul7

THISTLE opens for Rooftop Films premier

Greenwood Cemetery , 500 25th St. , Brooklyn NY 11232

Hey all! I'm doing a half hour set before the world premier of "Wild Nights with Emily" starring Molly Shannon. It's a SXSW biopic focusing on Emily Dickinson's personal life. End your pride month festivities with my spooky literature-inspired music, and a dramedy about a brilliant historic queer...in one of America's favorite cemeteries! Should be a lovely night! xo

Jun23

Dirty Churches // THISTLE // Feral Children

Main Drag Music, 330 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn NY

Main Drag Music has been around since 2002, selling gear to musicians in Williamsburg before Kent Ave was a one way street. I'll be playing my songs with a percussionist and Dirty Churches will be performing their ultra creepy Silver Suite ballet. Feral Children improvising some thick tones on upright bass and bass clarinet. Very excited for this one.

Jun10

THISTLE & Pook // Alastair Ottesen // Mitch Van Deusen

St. Gregory's, 2578 Route 212, Woodstock NY

St. Gregory's a/k/a the "A Frame" is a sweet little spot to hear music when they host concerts. Joined by the talented Brooklyn based singer song writer Alastair Ottesen and harpist and recent Woodstock transplant Mitch Van deusen. Should be a lovely afternoon show.

May11

playing as guest of Sapropelic Pycnic

Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn NY

Ka Baird has created a special evening of 3 musical movements for Issue Project Room with solo project Sapropelic Pycnic. THISTLE is honored to be included as harpist in the 3rd movement called "Transfiguration." The piece will involve dance/movement by Muyassur Kurdi.

Feb19

THISTLE with Pook

Pineapple Reality, 2 West St., Brooklyn NY

a loft concert with Pook on violin. amazing people, most likely food, and good vibes all around, compliments of Ka and Camilla who have salons/house shows at Pineapple Reality about once a month. By donation.

Feb10

THISTLE with Pookestra

San Damiano Mission, 85 N. 15th St., Brooklyn NY

For the 3rd time, Thistle returns to the stage with Pookestra, to debut more songs arranged by Carolin Pook for chamber orchestra. Pook will play violin while leading the chamber orchestra through both improvisations and scored music. Tickets at the door.

Jan6

THISTLE & Pook// Guiding Light// Völuspà

Park Church Coop, 129 Russell St, Brooklyn NY

duo version of Thistle (with violinist Carolin Pook) joins friends Guiding Light and Völuspà for a special evening of lyrically oriented songstress tunes (sorry Jason of Guiding Light, this is my spin for now). Don't miss these talented humans as they emanate sonic bliss. tix at the door.

Oct22

THISTLE with Pookestra (chamber orchestra!)

Park Church Co-op, 129 Russell St., Brooklyn NY

This is a very exciting and rare concert! Thistle will perform her songs inspired by Hans Christian Andersen on harp and voice. She will be accompanied by a seven woman chamber orchestra. The music is arranged and conducted by Carolin Pook, who will also be playing violin. Guest artist Bala Skandan joins us this evening. This orchestral concert only happens twice a year, hopefully more! Jesse Gelaznika and Sermanas open the show with classical chamber music and solo electronic music respectively. Wow!

Oct7

THISTLE for GambaZine

Hell Phone, 247 Varet St., Brooklyn NY

I just hopped onto this bill with some very talented poets (one of whom is a special friend who moved to Paris this past spring). It's going to be a fun night of artistry.

Sep26

GAMBA Z's Artist Salon

Lucky Luna's, 167 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn NY

GAMBAzine is a magazine dedicated to literary and visual art. They host salons of thought provoking performances. "GAMBA Z's Artist Salon is supportive, familial and craves your independence, freedom and ultimately the nudity of your inner pursuits." Watch out! Intellectual nudity!! I will be playing solo harp and vox for this one.