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Arc Iris reimagines BLUE by Joni Mitchell

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7408 Blair Road NW

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DOORS @ 7pm. MUSIC @ 7:30pm. BYOB. Dinner foods provided! Early Bird Discount Ticket $16, $20 at the door.

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ARC IRIS reimagines BLUE by Joni Mitchell at TAKOMA RANCH

For the past few months, the Providence avant-rock trio Arc Iris has been touring with a concert it calls "Arc Iris Reimagines Joni Mitchell’s 'Blue.' " The show is exactly what it sounds like, with an emphasis on "reimagines." Arc Iris takes great liberties with Mitchell’s 1971 masterpiece, unraveling those lovely, corkscrewing melodies and laying them across funky beats and spacey synth licks.

"Blue" is Mitchell’s most iconic album, and as the years have passed its significance in the popular music canon has only deepened. Just last month, it earned the number one spot on NPR’s list of the 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women.

ABOUT ARC IRIS:

Arc Iris broke musical ground with the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014. The Providence, Rhode Island-based band quickly won over audiences in the US and Europe, supporting artists such as St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The group performed at the London Palladium and festivals including Bonnaroo, End of the Road and the Rolling Stone Weekender.

Released on Bella Union in Europe and ANTI Records in the US, Arc Iris drew admiration for its innovative style and distinctive sound. “It’s hypnotic,” said the Boston Globe. The New York Times wrote of “songs that seesawed between the elfin delicacy of Joanna Newsom and some brassy raucousness.” The Guardian talked of “a shape-shifting treat” while new music site The Line of Best Fit proclaimed, “Arc Iris is traditional music thrillingly positioned at the nexus of the old and new."

Arc Iris has attracted numerous fans around the world as the group’s stage performances become storied events themselves. Space domes reveal giant golden wings in flight while montages light up the backdrop with evocative images. Above all, the group’s love of music is a shared passion that comes alive with each song. As diverse as their musical interests and influences have been, the band members find avenues for producing a blend of soul-satisfying sounds that are truly their own.

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