9th Ave: Record of the Month Listening Party, Mary Simich

Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 6:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset.

Cover of Mary Simich's album, How Does One Begin? The cover is an image of Simich holding a guitar and sitting on a fur rug. Her blonde hair is long and over her shoulder, her eyes turned up to the light out of the frame.

About the Event
Join us to celebrate our Record of the Month Club with a full-length listen of the Club's February selection, How Does One Begin? by Mary Simich! We're listening to it all and we're listening to it loud. This is a free, BYOEverything event with some refreshments provided. We will have LPs available for purchase at the event, and of course the bookstore will be open for all of your browsing needs. Check out all the info you need to know about our Record of the Month Club below or at the following link: https://www.greenapplebooks.com/record-month

"Mary Simich's music is perfect for any time of year, but its longing and heart-string strumming embody the month of February. When I first heard Mary play, I was drawn back to feelings of first love, first heartbreak, and the pieces of yourself you put back together when all is said and done. Her music is a warm fire on a cold night. For fans of Patsy Cline, Angel Olsen, and Shannon Shaw, Mary Simich is a total dream."—Kar, Green Apple bookseller

About the Artist
Mary Simich
grew up in California in a very musical family. Her big brothers played in Thee Cormans, who dressed up in monster costumes and played garage rock in the true Budget Rock style. For years, Mary was very content with writing songs in secret, until one day she visited some friends in Berlin and ran into King Khan at a grimy Berlin bar called Wowsville. King Khan noticed that she was traveling with her guitar, and asked her to play a song. "The room got real quiet, and Mary started singing these haunting ballads, and I knew I had to record them!" says King Khan. He invited her to his home studio and the rest was history. They recorded all 12 tracks in just a few days.

"I remember Mary being at all my shows for years, she was always the tallest one in the audience. I had no idea that she could write such beautiful music," Khan continued. "There is a timelessness in Mary's music... it makes you feel like the Manson family is lurking, and all the LA black magic folks are wearing their turtlenecks in the hot summer, and there she comes with her classical guitar, and behind her there's an altar where they would sacrifice some cherub, and when she starts to sing, angels fly out of her mouth with harps and bongos, and everyone goes 'AWWWWWW!'"

In a world filled with narcissists and vomit-inducing pop music, Mary's music is the secret elixir straight from the mysterious fountain of youth that she has kept hidden in her mind. Time has no sense or meaning in Mary's world -- there are only hideaways and secret gardens filled with an odd motley crew of hippies, beatniks, satanists, surfers, and way in the corner is Mary serenading them all by a huge bonfire, enchanting them with songs about everything from heartbreak to healing trauma. 

3 months of our Record of the Month picks!

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.

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