November 22, 2012

Making Noise: Lady Lamb reflects on touring and her new album

Her Dec. 4 show at Portland's Space Gallery will be her first one in these parts in well over a year.

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Aly Spaltro, aka Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, says she adopted the moniker after finding it one morning, written in her lyrics journal – apparently jotted during a nocturnal creative burst.

Shervin Lainez photo


WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4

WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $15; all ages



"Gun-Shy," Grizzly Bear

"Tiniest Seed," Angel Olsen

"I Don't Want to Know," Fleetwood Mac

"Lover, You Should've Come Over," Jeff Buckley

"Hair Receding," Xenia Rubinos

"The Devil," The Milkman's Union

"Sexy Sadie," The Beatles

"Put It on Me," Ja Rule featuring Lil' Mo

"The Big Sky," Kate Bush

"Pi**ing in a River," Patti Smith 

TURN YOUR RADIO DIAL to 102.9 WBLM every Friday at 8:30 a.m. to hear Aimsel Ponti wax poetic about her top live music picks for the week with the Captain and Celeste.

Most importantly, I've learned that I make my own rules and boundaries and am responsible for my own success and happiness within the music industry, and that it is possible to carve out that space for myself and feel at peace with my career decisions without feeling that I have to conform to any standard.

How did you get signed to the Ba Da Bing label?

I would say that Ba Da Bing and I have been silently courting each other since around the time I toured with Beirut two springs ago. My wants in a label were very simple: A small team of people who care about each other and get along, who are trustworthy and passionate, and have the time, energy and excitement to really take care of my debut release and nurture it the right way during its send-out.

To me, that is exactly describing Ba Da Bing Records. When "Ripely Pine" was finished and it came time to figure out how I wanted it released, I knew I wanted Ba Da Bing without even handing it to anyone else.

Staff Writer Aimsel Ponti can be contacted at 791-6455 or at:

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