RR: Les Shockolottes

March 19, 2019
10:00 pm -

$5

Grab your seat for an outstanding evening as Les Chocolats’ shapeshifter-chanteuse Michelle Shocked strides her new song cycle, Musical Chairs.

Sit back and remember that time in the 80s when you heard the initial strains of Paul Simon’s Graceland, his ode to organized global resistance against South African apartheid, or that moment in the 90s when the romance of Ry Cooder’s Buena Vista Social Club first drifted across your latte.

Now buckle up your seatbelt as Michelle Shocked shifts gears on “Musical Chairs: A Comparsa for Artist Rights.” Intrepid does not begin to describe it. Back from a war-torn front with crazy talk of the fast-growing underground movement for artist rights, she shares wild-eyed musical misadventures in sequestered solars and crowded calles; a pitch-perfect synthesis of her copyfight bête noire, (think Moby Dick, but instead of a giant sperm whale, Google and Amazon) and rumba idioms of Cuba Vieja. We’re talking guaguanco, yambu, mozambique, son, changui, guaracha and yes, even a little boogaloo.

Though the release won’t be available for another year, Michelle is eager to share the work with select friends who might appreciate the audacity of her latest studio effort.  Better yet, come join the comparsa!

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