Upcoming October and November Performances for Mary Lemanski

Mary will be performing on Friday, October 28th at 7:00 PM CT at the Acoustic Cafe (theacoustic.com) in Eau Claire, WI.

Mary will be performing on Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 PM CT at the Central Waters Brewing Company (centralwaters.com) in Amherst, WI.

Mary will be performing on Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 PM ET at The Thirsty Scholar (www.thirstyscholar.net) in Indianapolis, IN.

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Mary Lemanski Co-Hosting Open Mic on Oct. 1st at Borelli Pizza in Chicago

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CHICAGO SONGSALIVE! & GOGIRLSMUSIC OPEN MIC

Be a part of the Songsalive! & GoGirlsMusic Chicago Open Mic during CDBaby’s DIY Musician Conference Weekend!!! We welcome all conference attendees to come to the open mic and perform!

WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2016

TIME: Open Mic from 8:00PM until 10:00 PM.

WHERE: BORELLI PIZZA
2124 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60625
http://www.borellipizza.com/

COST: FREE. All ages. Open to the public. BYOB. Please order food to support the venue.

Come support original music in an intimate setting!

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HOSTED BY:

MARY LEMANSKI
Mary Lemanski started her professional music career at age 11, playing pipe organ. For the past 17 years, Mary has released her original music on the Internet.  She has been invited to perform at music festivals and conferences across the United States. After years of releasing EPs, in 2010, Mary released her first full-length CD, “Eclectic.” Since releasing “Eclectic,” Mary has performed at Six Flags Great America twice and was a Semi-Finalist in the 2011 Song of the Year songwriting contest. Her song, “Lullaby,” was also a Regional Winner in Flavorpill’s A Band Apart competition and was featured on the Chicago Regional Winners mixtape. In 2012, Mary released, “Speechless,” an album of instrumentals in various genres. In 2013, she was chosen as a Semi-Finalist in the Intel® Superstars Competition.  She has opened for Marky Ramone & the Speed Kings, D.I., Rev. Norb & the Onions, and Val Emmich. She recently released a 5-song EP with her band, Mary & The Immaculate Rejections and is writing for her third full-length solo release. Mary earned a Music/Business Administration degree from Millikin University, a certification in audio engineering from the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, and an MBA in e-Business from the University of Phoenix. She is the Director of Operations for Songsalive!, a non-profit international songwriters organization, and A&R for Warrior Girl Music, a boutique music publishing & record label and artist development academy, based in Los Angeles. She has worked widely in the music industry, including Epitaph Records, BMG Entertainment, Clear Channel Radio, Razormaid.com, and Rhino Staging. Mary is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), as well as the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). She recently released a 5-song EP with her band, Mary & The Immaculate Rejections and is writing for her third full-length solo release.  For more information on Mary, visit www.marylemanski.com

PHIL BURNS
Comedian at Large

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This Songwriters Showcase is a joint effort between:

SONGSALIVE!

The largest international non-profit membership organization and social community for songwriters and composers, since 1997. www.songsalive.org

GOGIRLSMUSIC

GoGirlsMusic.com is the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians. Our mission is to promote, support and empower indie women in music.  www.gogirlsmusic.com

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Mary & The Immaculate Rejections Is In The Running To Become An Independent Music Award Nominee

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Mary & The Immaculate Rejections of Downers Grove, IL is among the Musicians, Music Producers, Photographers, Graphic Artists and Videographers vying for a nomination in The 15th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). The influential  program for self-released and indie label artists and releases honor the year’s best independent Songs, Albums, EPs, Music Videos and Music Design projects from around the globe.

Mary & The Immaculate Rejections released an EP in November 2015.  If nominated they could be among this year’s Winners announced from the stage at The IMAs day-long Independent Music Party at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in September 2016.

IMA Winners are determined by music fans and a blue-ribbon panel of recording artists, journalists, talent buyers and other key industry decision makers, which have included Keith Richards, Tom Waits, Amy Mann, Melissa Etheridge, Snoopp Dogg, Keith Urban, Meshell Ndegeocello, Steve Vai, Tori Amos, Black Keys and Amy Ray among many others.  And are promoted to millions of music consumers in year-long promotion, performance and distribution opportunities.

This year the program has expanded its Vox Pop voting platform, the fan-determined portion of The IMAs. For the first time, indie music fans will nominate an artist or band for one of five Nominee slots in all Song and Short Form Music Video categories. Fans earn points by championing their favorite projects entered  in this part of the program. The most supportive fan will win the first IMA Super Fan award.

Fans can help Mary & The Immaculate Rejections become an IMA Nominee by going to http://fans.independentmusicawards.com/artists/mary-the-immaculate-rejections/ and supporting this artist’s eligible projects. There they can also discover new self-released and indie label projects from established artists and risings stars from around the world.

Artistry Has Its Awards

Now in its 15th year, The Independent Music Awards actively support independent artists and releases traditionally ignored by mainstream outlets. Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of Musician’s Atlas, the music industry’s contact database, The IMAs leverage its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to place IMA artists in front of nearly 1 billion music fans around the world.

Past Winners and Nominees include: Flying Lotus, Killer Mike, Amy Lee, Pokey LaFarge, Valerie June, Band of Skulls, JD McPherson, Meghan Trainor, Melissa Auf der Maur, Darrell Scott, Dale Watson, Tony Trischka, Amy Correia, Ben Kweller, Birdie Nam Nam, Miguel Migs, Oran Etkin, Jeff Biram, Girl In a Coma, Omar Sosa, among many others.

Details available at www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com

 

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Mary Lemanski to Perform National Anthem at Aurora 88s vs Battle Creek Women’s Roller Derby Bout

RollerDerby

Come June 25th to the Aurora Skate Center to see
The Original Sin take on the ladies of Battle Creek Cereal Killers, from Michigan. In what’s to be expected as a well matched bout. This will be the Aurora 88’s 2nd sanctioned game of the season, as well as the second time playing against this league.

Doors Open at 5:00p.m.
Whistle Starts at 6:00p.m.

National Anthem by Mary Lemanski
Enjoy a halftime show by: TBD
Or win the 50/50 Raffle benefiting the charity of the month, Habitat for Humanity
http://www.foxvalleyhabitat.org/
Great fun for the whole family, or on a night out, on a Saturday, in Aurora, IL.

To purchase tickets ahead please click on the link below.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2559901

Tickets at the door are $12.00
Kids under 12 are FREE!

Or volunteer and get FREE Admission! Along with a beer ticket for the afterparty. Message the Aurora 88s if interested.

After the bout be sure to join us for some craft beer, live music, and dancing at our afterparty, at the Two Brother Roundhouse located
205 N Broadway Ave Aurora, IL 60505

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1539390036370315/

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Mary Lemanski Touring Midwest in June

UPCOMING DATES

1) Mary will be performing on Saturday, June 11th at 11:30 PM at Evangeline’s (www.evangelinesstl.com) in St. Louis, MO.

2) Mary will be performing on Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 PM at Californos Westport (www.californos.com) in Kansas City, MO.

3) Mary will be performing on Tuesday, June 14th at 8:00 PM at the Mesa Theater & Club (mesatheater.com) in Grand Junction, CO.

4) Mary will be performing on Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00 PM at the Corrales Bistro & Brewery (cbbistro.com) in Corrales, NM.

5) Mary will be performing on Thursday, June 16th at 9:00 PM at The 806 Coffee + Lounge (www.the806.com) in Amarillo, TX.

6) Mary will be performing on Friday, June 17th at 5:00 PM at the Cherrywood Coffeehouse (cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com) in Austin, TX.

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Mary Lemanski To Perform at Songsalive!/SongNet Songwriters Saturday Night Live – Apr. 30th @ The Cork Lounge, Sherman Oaks, CA

SONGWRITERS SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Stick out your tongue and taste the talent – original, talented songwriters and their songs, live on Saturday night. Featuring our Songwriter Members: Diana Weynand, Mary Lemanski, Paul Rasmusson, J.Walker, Gilli Moon, and Jimi Yamagishi. Hosted by Songsalive! President Gilli Moon and SongNet director Jimi Yamagishi.
Open Mic after the featured slot (must sign up at 7.00pm)
WHERE: THE CORK LOUNGE, 5043 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91403 (within Corky’s Restaurant)

COST: FREE entry! Donations welcome to support our non-profit efforts. Open to the public over 21. The Venue has great diner and bar food, and of course great drinks. Free Parking.

FEATURED SONGWRITERS PERFORMING:

All the way from Chicago…

MARY LEMANSKI: Mary Lemanski started her professional music career at age 11, playing pipe organ. For the past 17 years, Mary has released her original music on the Internet. In 2010, she released her first full-length CD, “Eclectic.” Since releasing “Eclectic,” Mary has performed at Six Flags Great America and was a Semi-Finalist in the 2011 Song of the Year songwriting contest. She was also a Regional Winner in Flavorpill’s A Band Apart competition and was featured on the Chicago Regional Winners mixtape. In 2012, Mary released, “Speechless,” and was chosen as a Semi-Finalist in the Intel® Superstars Competition. Mary has opened for Marky Ramone & the Speed Kings, D.I., Rev. Norb & The Onions, and Val Emmich. She recently released a 5-song EP with her band, Mary & The Immaculate Rejections, and is currently writing for her third full-length solo release. www.marylemanski.com

DIANA WEYNAND: Diana has recently come back to her musical roots after a career in the television industry. While there, she was a producer, director, editor and author of video books such as “Final Cut Pro” and “How Video Works.” As a musician, Diana enjoys writing, performing and producing. As a music educator, Diana loves engaging with the audience and involving them in her performances. She has conducted a summer choir in the Los Angeles area. She also enjoys writing and placing songs for television shows. www.dianaweynand.com

PAUL RASMUSSON: I’ve been writing and have recorded over 50 songs to date. With a lifelong interest in philosophy and psychology, I have turned my observations into songs. I was the 2014 “Songsalive! Songwriter of the Year.” www.paulrasmusson.com

J.WALKER: is a spoken word artist who began his journey as a hip-hop lyricist. He has had his music played at the Staples Center, on 60 minutes, on TNT and others. He has won numerous poetry slams throughout the country and has been asked to perform and teach his rhymes across the world. But there is nowhere he would rather be than right here, right now. http://www.jwalkerthepoet.com  Tweet @jwalkerthepoet

JIMI YAMAGISHI: writes stuff, plays fixes & builds guitars, sings, cooks, works on cars, sometimes successfully, tries to live life off the corporate grid, washes dishes, takes out the garbage, cleans the litter box & generally lives by the grace of God. If ya wanna know more, go talk to him. He doesn’t bite & is not contagious. Yet. www.jimiyamagishi.com

GILLI MOON: has led an extraordinary life which has resulted in 6 albums, 2 published books, magazine articles, TV features and performances with some of the biggest acts in the world. She has created her own record label, Warrior Girl Music. She is now a mum of twin babies, 24 months old. www.gillimoon.com, www.facebook.com/gillimoonmusic  Tweet @gillimoon

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Songsalive! – The largest international non-profit membership organization and social community for songwriters and composers, since 1997. www.songsalive.org

YOUR SONGS. YOUR BUSINESS. WORLDWIDE. GOT SONGS?
SongNet – A network of career-minded songwriters, musicians, artists and music industry professionals, supporting each other through network events, seminars, showcases and collaboration. www.thesongnet.org

Follow us at #songwriterssatnightlive @songsalive @Songnet

 

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Mary Lemanski Interviewed by Music Business Connection Podcast

Hi all!

MusicBusinessConnectionPodcastLogoI was recently interviewed by the Music Business Connection podcast: “Episode 054: Why Your Music And Image Should Be Held To A High Standard, With Mary Lemanski,” about which you can read, download, and listen at http://musicbusinessconnection.com/marylemanski/.

Check it out!

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Mary Lemanski: Upcoming January/February Shows

Mary Lemanski/Craig Scott/Chewy

Wednesday, January 27th at 9:00 PM CST

21+

 

Songsalive!/GoGirlsMusic.com Chicago Showcase & Open Mic

Saturday, January 30th at 8:00 PM CST

Mary hosts the showcase at

Borelli Pizza

2124 W. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, Illinois

www.songsalive.org/events.htm

 

Mary Lemanski

Saturday, February 6th at 7:30 PM CST

ALL AGES!

Be there!

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Mary Lemanski Interviewed by Fearless Radio

Mary Lemanski was recently interviewed by Fearless Radio about the release of Mary & The Immaculate Rejections’ debut EP. Listen to the interview here: http://fearlessradio.com/podcast/item/6196-mary-the-immaculate-rejections-111815.

Enjoy!

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Punk Trio MARY & THE IMMACULATE REJECTIONS Release New EP; Performances Scheduled For November

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Website: http://www.immaculaterejections.com

In the early days, punk rock was many things: loud, fast, unrefined, rebellious and obnoxious, all in defiance of what was popular at the time. While that influence has never entirely faded, 2015 sees few bands embrace the gospel of the Germs or the Cramps quite as dearly as Mary & the Immaculate Rejections.

Singer/guitarist Mary Lemanski started her professional music career at age 11, playing the pipe organ, of all things. Since then, she’s released multiple albums’ worth of original music online, placing in various songwriting contests and earning showcases all over the country for her works in various genres. And all the subtlety and nuance she’s spent the last 16 years mastering are promptly thrown out the window from the time the first buzzsaw guitar roars through the speakers on her band’s new EP.

Actually, “You’re My #1,” muscular riffing aside, is a very sweet love song, showing kinship with The Damned’s undeniable sense of both melody and harmony. The sweetness of the opener leads nicely into the PG-lechery of “Stoplight Romance,” a Fleshtones-inspired romp about the fun of flirtation.

But it’s with “Telemarketing Song” that Lemanski’s sardonic side comes out. “I hate people / ‘cuz people suck” she helpfully explains during the song’s chorus, and it’s not at first clear which end of a telemarketing call she’s speaking from. While the song may end on a positive note, it’s a delightfully snotty singalong and sets up the EP’s three final tracks.

“Living Free” is equal parts bittersweet remembrance of a past relationship and winking self-deprecation. “Not cool then and still not now / It’s just emo,” Lemanski drolly intones as bass and drums send the song into a swing-beat breakdown. “Just like me, not cool then, not cool now.”

Finally, “All I Need Is Myself” closes the album on a defiant, aggressive note. “You think you’re something,” Lemanski spits, “But
I’d rather be all alone / than spend more time with you.” The song oozes classic punk rock attitude and panche, and when the vocal slides off pitch in the last chorus, it’s the icing on the cake.

With Lemanski having opened for the likes of Marky Ramone & the Speed Kings, D.I., Val Emmich, and Rev. Norb & The Onions, and bassist Harold Bertolis and drummer Andy Trello having served as the powerhouse rhythm section from Springfield bands Rotten Monster and The Stifs, both Mary and her Immaculate Rejections are no strangers to the stage. On November 14, they will hold an EP release show at Springfield’s suitably grimy Black Sheep Cafe, bringing the full weight of decades of obnoxiously catchy rebellion onto their audience. Lemanski will also do a solo electric performance in Chicago at Elbo Room the following evening.

SAT 11/14 @ Black Sheep Cafe, 1320 S. 11th Street (Springfield, IL)
Mary & The Immaculate Rejections (EP release show)
with SAP, Los Injectors and Rotten Monster
7pm // $5

SUN 11/15 @ Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln (Chicago, IL)
Mary Lemanski solo set
7pm // $9

SAT 11/28 @ Eagle’s Club, 1035 N Vanderbraak Rd. (Green Bay, WI)
Rev. Norb and the Onions, Mary & The Immaculate Rejections, Phylums, Beach Patrol, Sons of Kong, Urban Descent.
7pm // $6

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