Since her groundbreaking 1993 debut Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair has been infusing a hook-laden indie-pop sound with her brutally honest lyrics. Liz performs unique acoustic versions of favorites from throughout her career.
Sat, Mar 13, 2:00 p.m
And then the two days following, courtesy of the Japan America Society of Chicago:
Sunday, March 14 2:00 pm
at Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Art
Monday, March 15 6:00pm
at Claudia Cassidy Theater
EAST CURRENT : A COLABORATION OF KOTO & SHAKUHACHI
Hosted by: The Japan Information Center, The Japan Foundation Supported by: Mid America Japanese Club (MAJC/JAAC), The Japan America Society of Chicago
Commemorating the 150 anniversary of the Japan-U.S. relationship, EAST CURRENT, formed by Shakuhachi player Dozan Fujiwara and Koto player Mieko Miyazaki will perform a wide variety of original arrangements of traditional and modern music.
Might decide not to attend any of this, but figure if I don't mention 'em here, I'll just forget. Like I did for the showing of Akira Kurosawa's Ran mentioned on the Japan Information Center's Events page. I am dumb.
Possibly more about the show at Schuba's when I'm more awake. It was very, very good, even if Vienna was a bit under the weather, and was working with only half her vocal range, if that. So she let us do some sing-along. And performed an instrumental. And basically made do, trooper that she is.
And her cello player (Update: who does have a name, Marika Hughes) is utterly fucking gorgeous.
That is all.