Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Juana Molina is a Genius!!!

I just came back from seeing Juana Molina at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.

It was a really great show, she plays like a one woman band
acoustic guitar and synth/keyboard then recording loops on keyboard guit vocal and then getting them looping and doing more singing on top, using voice filters and everything.
Really individual singer song writer, definitely worth checking out, quite a mellow sound but underneath it she is well off the wall.
Suddenly starts barking like a dog and going all over the place. The songs from the albums really get expanded on and changed in a live setting with very different endings and new musical experiments.
Its a quiet quirky sound but very well controlled ; she is in control of the sequence of all the songs adding and subtracting the sounds from the mix mid-song using footpedals and the like. Really impressive shit. She will be touring USA and Canada soon, so go and check her out.
That really was a cool show, and she was sick as well.
Her voice was a bit messed up but she battled thru.
Here are the upcoming dates.

April 26th
Hanbury Ballroom
83 St George Road - Brighton

April 30th
St Bride's Centre - Triptych Festival
Orwell street - Edinburgh

May 1st
Tron Theatre - Tryptich Festival
Albion St - Glasgow

June 7th
Underground at Stage Two
202 Market Street - Harrisburg

June 8th
Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street - Pittsburgh

June 9th
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette - New York

June 10th
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington ave. - Boston

June 11th
Max of Eastman Place - Rochester Jazz Festival
24 Gibbs Street - Rochester

June 12ve
Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West - Toronto

June 13th
31 E. Balbo - Chicago

June 15th
The Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Avenue NW - Seattle

June 17th
Knitting Factory LA
7021 Hollywood Blvd. - Los Angeles

June 18th
2501 Kettner Blvd. - San Diego

June 19th
The Parish
214 E 6th Street, Austin

July 8th
Club Soda - Montreal Jazz Festival
1225 St. Laurent - Montreal

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