Thu 6/8 – Mark Nichols & Julie Lewis & the Everexpanding Experience Machine – 7:30pm – $7

Mark-Nichols-Olesja-Shot-Combined-With-JulieMark Nichols, the composer/performer guy who brought us Little Boy Goes to Hell and The Burning Opera, is embarking on a West Coast tour with THE EVEREXPANDING EXPERIENCE MACHINE. A solar-powered, multi-instrumental contraption that Nichols banged together in his garage, THE EVEREXPANDING EXPERIENCE MACHINE transforms the familiar singer-songwriter solo performance thing into an edgy, heart-warming, interactive slice of performance art that brings together acoustic and electric, spectacle and intimacy, mechanical and very human. Drawing from his personal catalog of over one thousand songs, and providing improvised soundtrack to personal stories he elicits from the audience, Nichols transforms his one-man robot jukebox into a collective theater of innocence and experience big enough to include romping good fun and poignant meditations on age, memory, and the highs and lows of a creative life.

“I try to be living proof that people can get better, more focused, and more creative with age.”

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