Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Pierced Arrows, Don't, Sir DJ Early Warnings (Music) Recommended Soundboard

When: Sat., May 12, 9 p.m. 2012

Chicago still likes to claim Quintron as one of its own—in the early 90s he played in Math and ran a Wicker Park space called Milk of Burgundy—but the keyboardist and singer has been inseparable from New Orleans since he met his wife and collaborator, puppeteer Miss Pussycat, while on tour there. He moved to the Crescent City in 1995, and since then the two of them have been building their own world, weaving it into the weird creative fabric of the town—a fabric that's only gotten tighter after Katrina, now that all the people there who've still got wagons are circling them. Quintron and Miss Pussycat's latest album, Sucre du Sauvage (Goner), was recorded publicly in an installation at the New Orleans Museum of Art—an installation that also included displays of Quintron's invented instruments, like the Drum Buddy and the Spit Machine. (His latest and perhaps least portable invention is the Singing House, a drone synthesizer that's "played" by weather via sensors on the roof.) The album is a fine hybrid of organ-driven R&B and down-home southern Krautrock, interspersed with haunting, airy instrumentals—it's planted firmly in its very own genre of bayou futurism. —Monica Kendrick Pierced Arrows, Don't, and Sir DJ open.

Price: $12

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