Ever try recording your own voice in auto-tune? We highly recommend it. You will sound very 2009. If you've never heard of auto-tune, then just stick to regular tuning as it will be coming back into style soon.
Stay tuned. This coming weekend we got art and culture coming out the yin yang.
Friday, Dec. 4 we have an art opening for Christina Penn, Page Zekonis, John Putenenny, Lauri Anderson and Monica Sales, a very eclectic group of artists. Makes for a nice show. There are four great eclectic bands playing for the occasion too. First at 7pm we have Mute Man's Microphone. These guys sound like Sublime, if Sublime were CO instead of Cali (and not junkies.) Around 8:30 we have Wheelchair Sports Camp, a hip hoppish group with a twist. Around 9:30 we have Hot Damn And The Hell Yeahs, which sound like Tom Waits meets The Lounge Lizards (Down By Law). Fantastic new band. And batting clean up is Pawn Ticket Trio, a sextet which plays horny lounge funk from Abba to Zappa.
Saturday there is a big band orchestra called Sentimental Sounds playing 4-6.
Then at 7pm we have a flamenco performance, Pablo Rodarte's Dance Espana, feat. Steve Mullins, dancers Natalia Perez Del Villar and Lisa Trujillo. $15/$12 students. Always with duende. If you don't know what duende is please google Lorca's essay on the subject.
At 8:30pm we are thrilled to present Wadirum, a very talented local acoustic band that sounds a little like a mix of Damien Rice, Bright Eyes, Swell Season, Sigur Ros, Iron and Wine, Martin Sexton, Jeff Buckley, Tool, Neil Young, Brett Dennen, Lucinda Williams, Regina Spektor, Karsh Kale, Amadou and Mariam, Daniel Lanois, Talking Heads, The Police, Pink Floyd, Ben Harper, Andrew Bird, Ani DiFranco, Bob Dylan, Elliot Smith, Deep Forest, Jane's Addiction, Jonah Smith, Kaki King, Nick Drake, Nina Simone, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Patty Griffin, Rufus Wainwright, Ryan Adams, Simon and Garfunkel, Steely Dan, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Willy Porter, Primus, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Bionic Rhoda, The Wahoo Moment and Pete Novembre. $8
Batting cleanup at 10:30pm Saturday night is an interesting local band called Tethys Ocean. These guys have an orchestral rock sound which we will here dub "psychedelic pastoral". They whipped up a simple, but powerful graphic for this show too which you can check out on their myspace. $5.
That is a very D Noty weekend.
Baby Boogie and Salsa will top it off Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.
P.S. The phenomenal Captain Quirk, the band of the excellent local theater group Phamaly, will perform a dance set which will include the whole of the soundtrack to the movie Tommy will play the D Note for New Year's Eve this year. We hope you come so you won't wish you had when 2010 comes around.
Extra Credit. Here's a poem by nobody in particular.
Moving forward let me back up and tell you exactly what
I am trying to keep to myself. To begin with there will be
an ending, and further, I don't know if there is anything further
and one thing more, I don't know if there is anything more.
Outside of us all there is a lonely person inside
and inside of them is a big, wide open sky.
What everyone wants from you is for you to be yourself,
so forget about yourself and give the people what they want.
Exactly what to expect is not clear at the present moment,
but soon we shall see what the future has in store. Later.
For the sake of tradition we have done all of this before.
Each of us must make sure the light is not too heavy.