Join Emmy award-winning host Luke Burbank for the taping of Live Wire, the fastest growing entertainment show on public radio. We’ve got a late-night stride, an Oscar Wilde wit, and the charisma of Ferris Bueller grand marshaling a parade. Music, comedy, and conversation, live and packed with surprises. This time with special guests Nabil Ayers, Aubrey Gordon, Margo Cilker and Chris Mejia!
$30 General Admission
$45 Preferred Seating (First 5 rows of Front Center Section – available in advance only)
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Nabil Ayers has written about race and music for The New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and GQ. His upcoming memoir My Life in the Sunshine will be published from Penguin/Viking in June 2022, and documents the complex task of building an identity around an absent father. Alongside his literary pursuits, Ayers has run musical campaigns for The National, Big Thief, Grimes, and at the age of twenty-five, opened Seattle’s Sonic Boom Records store. Unable to stay off the stage, Ayers has performed as a drummer in several bands, and began his own record label, The Control Group/Valley of Search, which has released music by Cate Le Bon, The Killers, PJ Harvey, his uncle—the jazz musician Alan Braufman—and others. Website
Aubrey Gordon started writing under the pseudonym Your Fat Friend in 2016. As Your Fat Friend, she published and wrote anonymously about the cultural realities of moving through the world as a very fat person for four years. Her work has been published in Literary Hub, The New York Times, Vox, SELF, Health, Roxane Gay’s Unruly Bodies, and Jameela Jamil’s IWeigh. She is a regular columnist at SELF Magazine. Her debut book, What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat was released by Beacon Press in November 2020. Today, she co-hosts the podcast Maintenance Phase with Michael Hobbes where the two debunk and decode wellness and weight loss trends. Website
Chris Mejia is one funny guy. Regarded as a bright up-and-comer as he performs in clubs and showcases all across the West Coast, his comedy has also been featured on the BBC World Service Radio and he has performed at Treefort Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Madison Comedy Week, and more. Alongside his festival performances, he was a Semi-Finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Chris regularly features for nationally touring comedians and has opened for Chris Redd, Dulce Sloan, Jamali Maddix, Jai Knight, Langston Kerman, and others. Chris is also a writer whose works have been featured on satire sites including Flexx Mag and The Needling. Website
Margo Cilker is a singer-songwriter from Eastern Oregon who made NPR’s list of “11 Oregon Artists to Watch in 2021.” For the last six years, she has toured internationally, all across the US, and remains a staple on the independent festival circuit. Her debut record Pohorylle, which came out in fall 2021 under the Portland label Fluff and Gravy, traverses the geography of Cilker’s memories—a touring musician’s tapestry of dive bars and breathtaking natural beauty. Website
Guests subject to change