Join Sonnymoon and M. Constant at the Mercury Lounge on December 21, 2012 for the first of Sonnymoon’s Solstice shows: the 2012 Low Solstice.
Why Low Solstice?
Etymonline.com has the word “solstice” deriving from the latin word solstitium, the point at which the sun seems to stand still (from sol “sun” + pp. stem of sistere “to come to a stop, make stand still”). Soooo, in other words, that means at opposite times of the year, around late December and June, depending on what hemisphere you are in, the sun will appear to be at its highest or lowest point in the sky come high noon. On this day the sun stands still before it starts to make its ascent or descent for the next solstice. On December 21st (which also marks the beginning of Winter for the Northern hemisphere) the sun will stand still at its lowest point in the sky, causing it to be the darkest and shortest of 2012. Hence, “Low Solstice.”
Since this is a phenomena that the entire global community experiences, there is a festival or holiday in almost every culture surrounding this time (Christmas, Hanukkah, Midwinter, Lohri, Inti Raymi). For us this day will simply mark a time when we can look forward to brighter days and focus on both personal and global renewal. Let’s keep it simple, spend some time with friends, and celebrate in one of the best ways we can as humans: with music.
(we apologize to those brothers and sisters in the Southern Hemisphere who will be celebrating the High Solstice on this day. Enjoy your summer!)
NOTE: THIS IS A LATE SHOW (DOORS 10:30PM) AND IT’S 21 AND OVER (WITH ID)
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