Sun January 8th, 2017
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 4:30PM
Show Time: 5:00PM
Event Ticket: $30
Day of Show: $35
Blonde Redhead is excited to bring you a new collaboration with the esteemed American Contemporary Music Ensemble. This fall, the two innovative groups debuted the performance of Blonde Redhead’s seminal 2004 album “Misery is a Butterfly” in its entirety, as well as select songs from the group’s extensive catalogue. These select performances with this new arrangements were a first for the group performing in a larger format with strings and received nothing but positive and glowing reviews.
New York City based Blonde Redhead has always been a band that innovates with each album. Formed in 1993, Kazu Makino (vocals, rhythm guitar) and twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace (drums and lead guitar/vocals, respectively), challenge themselves with each recording situation, and the results have been stunning every time. Their music is always inspired by the same emotions, but their tastes and the ways they choose to execute those emotions are constantly evolving. Their ninth studio album, Barragán, was released in September 2014.
ACME was honored by ASCAP during its 10th anniversary season in 2015 for the “virtuosity, passion, and commitment with which it performs and champions American composers.” NPR calls them “contemporary music dynamos,” and The New York Times describes ACME’s performances as “vital,” “brilliant,” and “electrifying.” Led by cellist and Artistic Director Clarice Jensen, ACME has played at leading venues such as Carnegie Hall, BAM, The Kitchen, UCLA’s Royce Hall, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Hall, All Tomorrow’s Parties and Big Ears. ACME can be heard on Deutsche Grammophon, New World, New Amsterdam, and Butterscotch Records, and will release its first portrait album in spring 2017 on Sono Luminous.
Late show information available here.
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Members: Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace, Simone Pace
Blonde Redhead is an alternative rock band originating from New York City in the early 1990s. It was formed by Kazu Makino, Maki Takahashi and Milan-born Italian twin brothers Simone Pace and Amedeo Pace. They take their name from a song by DNA, a 70’s and 80’s no wave band from New York. Blonde Redhead caught the attention of Sonic Youth’s drummer, Steve Shelley, who produced their first self titled album in 1993. Shortly afterwards Maki Takahashi left the band and the remaining band members continued as a trio. On their third album, Fake Can Be Just As Good, they were joined by Vern Rumsey of Unwound as a guest bassist. After this they continued without a bass player for the release of the remainder of their albums. On their fourth album, In an Expression of the Inexpressible, Guy Picciotto of Fugazi was hired as producer, as well as contributing to singing on the song “Futurism vs. Passeism Part 2”. Guy Picciotto has produced their latest two records as well, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and Misery is a Butterfly.
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)
ACME was honored by ASCAP during its 10th anniversary season in 2015 for the “virtuosity, passion, and commitment with which it performs and champions American composers.” NPR calls them “contemporary music dynamos,” and The New York Times describes their performances as “vital,” “brilliant,” and “electrifying.” ACME has recorded for New World, New Amsterdam, Deutsche Grammophon, and Butterscotch Records. The ensemble’s dedication to new music extends across genres and has earned them a reputation among both classical and rock crowds. ACME’s many collaborators have included The Richard Alston Dance Company, Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance, Gibney Dance, actress Barbara Sukowa, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, Grizzly Bear, Low, Matmos, Jeff Mangum, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Roomful of Teeth, Lionheart, and Theo Bleckmann. The group has performed at leading venues including Carnegie Hall, BAM, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Miller Theatre, The Met Museum, Constellation Chicago, Stanford Live, UCLA, Peak Performances, Melbourne Recital Hall, Big Ears, and All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK, among many others.
Photo credit: Ryuhei Shindo / Mark Shelby Perry