the BREW: Iron & the Albatross and Katy Stephan
Iron & the Albatross perform original music composed by Ara Anderson. Their brand of junky circus music conjures images of Scandinavian seascapes, the Great Tricycle Race of 1910, sailing vessels set adrift, Blackbeards drunken ramblings, handle-bar mustached acrobats and love poems discovered in dusty attics. Sonorous vocals seesaw with a gentle accordion, wailing trumpet, harmonium bridges and an assortment of tiny clock noises, evoking a sound that teeters between twisted Chinese opera and a beautifully ghoulish vaudeville variety show.
Soprano and pianist Katy Stephans suitcase is well worn and papered with stickers from all over the world. Inside, frilly classical training nestles alongside a casual pop sensibility, creating a unique sound that is both sweet and smart, delicate and powerful. She offers beautifully crafted sonic valentines made from scraps of Chopin nocturnes, Puccini arias, vintage glass glitter, angel prayers, musical jewelry boxes and a bloody beating heart.
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|