Full Moon Vaudeville - RHINOFEST 2010
Beau O'Reilly kicks things off with a rhinocerontic celebration of all things music, performance and luminescence. Musicians bring their own songs; performers bring their own instruments; there will always be something to see and hear onstage from a line-up including Elvisbride, the Crooked Mouth String Band, Midnight Moxie, and Vernon Tonges. Expect some iconoclasm.
THE CROOKED MOUTH STRING BAND
A band for the times, both good and bad. Purveyors of original acoustic music with roots in vaudeville, Crooked Mouth gives songwriters their due, pretends to the folksy but leans on the Brechtsy, and harmonizes on themes of loss and forbearance.
A band that was a play and is now a band. The critically incendiary, surreal-existentialist curiosity of last year's Rhinoceros Theater Festival returns as a musical quintet (no, sextet) performing an array of speculative-musical jubilations just for you. Kurt Weill meets They Might Be Giants you say? Sure, we say.
The doo-wop rock'n'roll trio of Meg and Nia O'Reilly Amandes and Sarah Chang returns from a recording hiatus with a song set combining the sweet, the witty, the nitty and the gritty. Who says harmonizing in the car won't get you anywhere?
(Presenting "Subject Matter Created and Destroyed")
A circular discussion on creation not as a means to an end in the form of a product, but as its own end per se, featuring formal wear, building blocks and a human bowling ball.
Waging all-out undeclared covert war on precious navel-gazing self-indulgence, mildly unhinged singer-songwriter Vernon Tonges takes a well-earned sabbatical from the self-congratulatory world of contemporary rock to hone a bolder and more intimate vision for today's smaller venues. His brisk and breezy ditties often take abrupt and scary turns into alarming landscapes of casual depravity.
3502 North Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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