Jazz is the new Punk!
DarkBlueWorld, The Inhabitants & J P Carter
Thursday, November 27
9:00pm (doors @ 8pm)
The Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street
Tickets: $15 (on sale October 1)
Singer/poet/visual artist and Brechtian punk diva, Elizabeth Fischer (Animal Slaves) curates and performs an evening of musical creativity and adventure. Featured are her own ensemble, DarkBlueWorld (Elizabeth Fischer, Tony Wilson, Cole Schmidt, Skye Brooks and Pete Schmitt), along with her other favourite Vancouver band of a similar persuasion, The Inhabitants (Dave Sikula, JP Carter, Pete Schmitt and Skye Brooks). The solo trumpet artistry of J P Carter will start the evening off.
Innovative, fearless music that combines virtuosity, commitment and passion.
Songs that ache with truth... The Globe and Mail
... Akin to Diamanda Galas singing German cabaret music as played by King Crimson, or something like that, the music is thoroughly engaging. Over it all, Fisher's sinuous voice delivers her often dark and edgy lyrics about "love songs for the dead" and smiling angels inside picture frames. - A - The Province
... they breathe sadness and celebration in the same breath because they own that paradox, all while retaining status as pop through their brilliant narratives and insularly intricate musicianship... - Album Review: CokeMachineGlow
... With her cigarette-rough voice, Fischer invites comparison to Nico or Patti Smith, though her superior range and color indicate that the similarity has more to do with persona than sound. The slow burning anger in these songs is hardly apparent at first, but finally surfaces as defiance rather than cynicism. It is the sound of a damaged romantic who cannot reconcile herself with the random blows of fate administered by an unthinking world. "Things go wrong and no one's to blame," she sings, signing a sympathy card for the broken-hearted multitudes. It's as poignant as a regretful letter to an old lover, or a face glimpsed in the window of a passing train, never to be seen again...- Album of the Week, Junkmedia
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