CROSS-POLLINATION CCXLVI - TUES JUL 14TH - 7:30-10 PM
ANDREW LIPKE
YOUR SISTER\'S CANARY

Andrew Lipke started playing the piano at age of five while living in South Africa. After moving to America in 1987, he began writing songs on the guitar. Lipke’s musical endeavors, such as high school bands, during his teenage years fostered his passion for performing. “Performing for me is a chance to bring people into my world for a little while… it’s really a very sensual exchange of energy when the situation is right” states Lipke.

After high school, Andrew moved to Philadelphia to earn a degree in Music Composition from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. During his college years, he formed the band Metagroove, later known as Revisor, and over the next five years garnered regional and national acclaim for his gifts as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with the group. Metagroove disbanded when Andrew opted to follow a burgeoning desire to create a more intimate vehicle for his music.

Influenced by everything from Bach, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin to modern-day musical pioneers like Radiohead and The Shins, Lipke wrote, arranged and produced his independent solo debut, Ghosts, in 2004. Stripping down his sound gave immediate focus to the range and power of his voice and brought an added clarity to subtle and inspired lyrics.

“I love music like I love light and air and other things I can’t live without. I remember hearing music in the car when I was five or six and being completely and totally transported to another dimension. I never get tired of trying to figure out the mystery of why music has so much power and the thrill of first hearing something in your head and later having the same sound come in through your ears is astounding, absolutely incredible… it never gets old.” Andrew’s affinity for music is heard and felt throughout every note and lyric. It will be voiced in all of Lipke’s musical exploits for years to come.

A tough woman of 83, Helen Egierd stands at an unassuming 5'0" before her television set. She shifts her weight back and forth onto each pristine, white velcro sneaker and takes only a few drags from her cigarette. Her free hand reaches for the remote and tunes into the nightly lottery drawing on channel 8.

Despite her meager income as an elementary school lunch lady, she still manages to save up enough money for a ticket each week. She places the remote onto the table and grabs for her "winning" numbers. The old television kicks in just as the first number is being called:

"Six," she repeats. "I can use six."

"Twenty-two is good!"

She has put out the cigarette and now firmly clutches the ticket in both hands, preparing for the final ball to surface.

"Seventeen?" she scowls.

"Aghh, YOUR SISTER'S CANARY!"

LISTEN TO ANDREW LIPKE LISTEN TO YOUR SISTER\'S CANARY
CROSS-POLLINATION CCXLVI ::: Tuesday, JUL 14TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - ANDREW LIPKE | andrewlipke.com/ | myspace.com/andrewlipke
8:45 - YOUR SISTER\'S CANARY | myspace.com/yoursisterscanary
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft ANDREW LIPKE & YOUR SISTER\'S CANARY!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero