U.S. Girls

U.S. Girls

Escape-Ism

Sun Apr 15

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

U.S. Girls
U.S. Girls
This concert is held at The Miracle Theatre 535 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

U.S. Girls is the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist, Meg Remy. U.S. Girls’ sixth studio album In A Poem Unlimited is a dizzying buffet of live grooves, the 11 songs of which form a disco Trojan horse for messages of subversion and character studies of women grappling with power.

The New Yorker praised Remy’s “steely intensity” in their profile and Pitchfork said the album is “full of spit and fury, a high-water mark for political pop music” in their Best New Music review, while GQ says it’s “one of the best pop records of 2018 so far." Of the group’s SXSW performances, which they did as an 8-piece, Paste said, “their appearances at this year’s festival ought to be bronzed and held up as a model for all future SXSW performers.
Escape-Ism
Escape-Ism
Introduction to Escape-ism shouldn’t only be reviewed in the music press but in the “world affairs” column of a conspiracy-minded newspaper, on a hot-rod review TV show, or possibly at an important conference by a renowned astrophysicist. It’s that important!

Why? Because it’s the first “solo” record by Ian Svenonius—of groups The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang, The Nation of Ulysses, XYZ, Weird War, etc. and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group, and Censorship Now!!—and as such, it’s profound, prophetic, perverse, and poetic… It’s introverted glitter, violence against the state, obsessive desire; it stomps on convention, shreds constitutions, clobbers pre-conceived notions of what a record can be.

Yes, that’s right: a single-person performance by I.F. Svenonius—recognized by Performer Magazine as the “greatest performer on the planet”—Introduction to Escape-ism is a bite into a one-banana bunch.

A drum box, a guitar, a cassette player, and a single slobbering, sinful voice singing out…for a way out. Live, it’s a new paradigm of performance: raw, gestural, idiotic, sublime, revolutionary, poetic, faux naïf, unknowing, a drainage pipe that leads to who knows where.
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.unionstage.com/