Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Shhhh, listen for Spring. … LISTEN.
...You’re not listening.
Songs to the Earth. Bunny paws on snowy slush. Birds on rainbows. Leaflets before they are leaves. Men into donkeys; virgins splashed with red Kool-Aid; gazelles; nightingales; VERY LOUD CHORAL SINGING; stonehenge, in fact, 'henges of every variety. Stone! Rock! Granite! Wood! PETRIFIED Wood!
Winter was lengthy and stark, shrouding us in its snowy beard for much longer than we were comfortable with. We’ve been dancing in the cold for months, imploring fair Warmth to return. And at long last, she has answered our entreaties! To celebrate her homecoming, we’ll be flashing our petals like primroses! Darling Moonchildren, don your masks and lift your limbs with us at the PARLOUR PAGANANZA.
On May 3, welcome the Spring in proper, semi-ritualistic fashion with earthy food & drink, invigorating live performances, nature-y gobos, video, and some lovely cassette-tape-related merch. Pay tribute to the mighty moon above and the swelling soil below as you twirl and convulse to PARLOUR TAPES SEASON 1 REMIXES! --tracks from our first two releases, taped from tapes and gratuitously made into dance tunes. We’re going to dance out of our winter-worn skins like it’s 1518.
Installation ambience by the Alexes Temple and Singh
An incantation with live electronics by Janice Misurell-Mitchell and Francisco
Winged Victory, a performance piece by Erica Mott, Kristin Mariani
A bird-inspired DJ set by Ryan Ingebritsen aka DJ siRyInge aka RyRy of the Tyger
Flail around to remixes by...
penguin penguin (Alejandro Acierto)
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett
DoJo (Dominic Johnson)
MrDougDoug (Doug Kaplan)
Searchl1te (Ryan Keesling)
protman (Joe Hahn)
The Vale (Chace Wall / Marissa Deitz)
Your ticket includes...
Food that enlivens your senses and makes you feel like you’re on a fancy camping trip
Drink that clears out your sinuses, gives you magical powers
THE BEST TIME YOU’VE EVER HAD
*AND a free download of the remixes, available ONLY with purchase of party tix
Winds turn, the sun fights the moon, frost thaws. In May. With Parlour Tapes+. With you. Wearing a mask. Or none, or several. Like whatever.
Location is to be revealed upon ticket purchase! (Real talk: it’s in Pilsen.)
DISCLAIMER: We have no real knowledge of what the actual practice of Paganism is. We DO, however, very much enjoy the Rite of Spring, Carmina Burana, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and most things that happen in Boulder, Colorado.
Parlour Tapes+ is a newly-formed new music record label intent on disseminating a
sampling of Chicago's unique and relevant voices. Our first two projects were released as
digital downloads and cassettes in late 2013. The first was a focused and well received debut release from Spektral Quartet, the Alex Ross (New Yorker, NYTimes) praised 'upstart Chicago-based string quartet.'
The second, called the *AND Project, asked 10 Chicago luminary sound makers (composers, ensembles, electronic musicians) to collaborate with interdisciplinary artists based in other cities around the world to create a truly impressive compilation- a snapshot of exactly what’s happening in the Chicago new music scene at this very moment, projected across the world. The project also contained a built in worldwide marketing team in the far flung collaborators.