Short Film Premiere: I Am Going to Break Your heart | Music from Mike Galbraith, Holly Bernt, Marlon Morton, Mike Anton, and Roninpawn

Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 11:00pm

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Thursday, May 11 / 7pm / $5

DOG IN A BATHTUB presents Brandon Frye’s new short film, “I am Going to Break Your Heart.”

ONE NIGHT ONLY at PJ’S LAGER HOUSE. Musical performances by Mike Galbraith, Holly Bernt, Remnose, Mike Anton, and Ronin Pawn.

Starring Marlon Morton (of Detroit-based band Remnose) and Clare Maclean, this film peeks into a relationship on the rocks.

Suggested donation: $5

As a songwriter, Detroit’s Mike Galbraith owes as much to the Replacements as he does Bob Dylan, to Nirvana as much as Neil Young, to Calvin and Hobbes as Ernest Hemingway. Simple truths and insightful storytelling mark modern tales, oft beset by booze and heartbreak. No fat. No feathers.

“Mike Galbraith’s influences blend modern country-tinged indie-rock acts like Wilco, along with rustled-and-tumbled blues-pop flavors of The Replacements. When Galbraith belts a bluesy note, the whole room feels it, with this gravelly timbre that plucks at the heartstrings, while his main collaborator James Anthony strums a sublime lead along the frets of an accompanying guitar.”

— FADL Observer

Holly Bernt was born in Minnesota but she moved to South Dakota at age five and then to Oregon when she was fourteen. She lived with her older brothers, baby sister, and her parents. Even when talking about her father now, Holly’s eyes brighten up. She recalls how he would just sit back and listen to her play piano for long amounts of time. At the age of six Holly would sit down at the piano and be able to play any song she had heard. At one point her mom signed her up for piano lessons but after getting rebuked about her form etc. by the teacher. Holly promptly quit and learned on her own. If you ask her now she would say that she is grateful to not have been stifled by music theory “my music comes through my soul not some notes on page”. Holly’s music is characterized by soft melodic chords and the often blues/jazz influenced guitar songs that rip the listener out of their comfort zone. Her music could be related to those such as Ingrid Michaelson, Joni Mitchell, and even Taylor Swift.

Music for Holly hit an all time high when she was sent to boarding school at the age of fifteen. The one place she felt solace was in the chapel at the piano. She spent many hours there and unknowingly developed her talent to a much greater level then before.

Holly Bernt is now 23 and lives in Rochester Michigan and works as a dental assistant. She attends Oakland University and will be graduating in the spring of 2011 with a double major in political science and psychology. Holly plans on taking the next year off to work on more music and figure out what the next step is. She has a passion for current events and the start up of a “Peaceful Revolution” through music and self-sustaining practices.

She plays guitar and sings original songs with such a powerful emotion, captivating anyone who listens to them. Writing has helped Holly go through many hard moments of her life through her lyrics. She defines writing as her coping mechanism and her preferred method of expression through both dark and light times. More recently she has used to music as information and to wake up people.

She says in her song, ‘The Real Thing’, “When the world gets me no-where, I know I’ve got the real thing.” No matter what life throws at Holly, she has no problem taking it with a smile. You can tell just by looking at her that Holly Bernt definitely has “the real thing.”

Marlon Morton is in Remnose, four want-to-be Yoopers making up-north music from underneath the bridge. Think rowboats, think Lake Superior, think something.

Mike Anton has three bands: The Mantons, Factory Girls, and CHAW. Plus, Mike Anton is a solo performing songwriter. He has music on a couple of other sites, but this site is where he’s decided to archive some personal recordings not administrated by outside sources. Mainly, this is a site for his own personal stuff, and for the band CHAW. Mike lives and plays music in the Detroit area.