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Cibo Matto, Tony Castles Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

When: Thu., July 14, 9 p.m. 2011

The duo of Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda won over a lot of hard hearts with their kitchen-sink jumble of indie-pop, electronica, and world music between 1994 and 2001—though apparently fixated on food, they approached that theme from a new angle with every song, and many listeners couldn’t help but feel that the lyrics woven in and around their friendly tunes and slinky beats were really about sex and fear and rejection and longing. The two stopped working together as Cibo Matto a decade ago, but reunited earlier this year in New York for two all-star benefit shows for Japanese disaster relief, where the other performers included John Zorn, Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, Mike Patton, and Yoko Ono—who appeared with son Sean Lennon, a sometime Cibo Matto member (as well as Honda’s boyfriend) back in the day. In early May, the duo announced that the reunion wasn’t to be a mere canape with no meal to follow; the second course is this “Yeah Basically Cibo Matto” tour, and the third will be a new album next year. They’re already writing songs, and promise to play some of them at this show—along with their foodie favorites, of course, which manage to still sound fresh. —Monica Kendrick

Price: $20

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