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The Lisps: Futurity

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:00 pm
Club B-10
$12 advance / $16 day of the show / $10 student / 10% member discount


Futurity is an original indie-rock musical by The Lisps, a Brooklyn-based co-ed assemblage of 21st century theater-prone indie rockers whose songs border the literary and borrow liberally from vaudeville, Anti-Folk, science fiction, and Americana. Within a theatrically-staged song cycle, Futurity fuses found text, experimental music, and The Lisps' own brand of quirky pop to tell the story of a Union soldier in the Civil War who is an aspiring inventor. The Lisps hyperactive performances typically involve bloody tambourines, wrestling, lipstick-smeared melodicas, old filing cabinets, and film reels suspended by rusty chains. This event also involves a massive, custom-built drum rig that towers over the stage.

Sponsored by the Hans & Kate Morris Fund for New Music.

Photo credit: Sam Hough.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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