by Elly Fishman
“To tell the truth, we don’t fully know what Saturday will look like. But we want to stretch our musical personas beyond ‘raucous soul man’ and ‘funky, cool drummer.’” Saturday’s set promises to be a collision of spoken word, story, funk, kitchen sink, and an homage to Tate’s recently deceased brother. Tate describes the night as "a vaudeville hybrid with soul." While "The Amazing Mister Orange" is a work in progress, Tate still has tangible goals for the performance. “I believe in cross-pollination, creating a new dialogue and awakening the senses. Our goal is to create an oasis that erases boundaries of audience and performers through unexpected pleasurable chaos.” Poet Reggie Eldridge also performs.
"The Amazing Mister Orange" this Saturday, March 31, at Elastic Arts Foundation, 2830 N. Milwaukee. 9 PM, $7.