Videos from April 9 show

No Alibi

New Start

Daily Electric

Summer's Only Daughter

Just a few from last Thursday's show. Believe it or not, that was the first time Hopeful Monster has ever played live with a string section... I will definitely be doing more shows like this! Thank you Randy and Monica.

I played with Larry, tonight's guest, in a country cover band called Fat Horses almost ten years ago. We got together this week to rehearse and it was magic. I hadn't seen him since our last show but it's like no time had passed at all, it sounded so great. I love country music. Hope you can make it!

Thursdays in April at The Local — Featured Guests

Thursday, April 2
JBall solo

Thursday, April 9
Chamber pop with string duo Randy Lee and Monica Gunter

Thursday, April 16
Country standards and originals with pedal steel guru Larry Thomas (aka Big Larry 58)

Thursday, April 23
Gospel and psychedelia with Jon Epworth

Thursday, April 30
Finale with original monster Paul Aucoin and surprise guests

Each week's program will begin at 10 pm with a short solo set, followed by the main set, with featured guests, at 11 pm.
colour photo by Matthew Cook