It's a hard-bound book full of images of early album art and 78s with two CDs featuring "Burmese guitars, Chinese Opera, Persian folk songs, Fado, Hillbilly, Jazz, Blues and much, much more!" These recordings span from 1910 – 50's. I'm a nut for early recordings, mostly blues and ethnic (what's now dubiously called "world"). Listening to this last night was the ultimate time-travel experience.
Old-timey fans: Get it! Get it!
More info and sound bytes: http://www.dust-digital.com/victrola-favorites.htm
PS: Lovers and Other Monsters opens tonight!! Certain nights are selling out already!!
BUY TIX: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/26984
The Thrillpeddlers have asked me and The Indra back for another show! And this one is a doozie! When I say that it's BLOODY...when I say that it's FUNNY...when I say that it's OPERATIC...well, you just better believe it, Bucko!
The Thrillpeddlers proudly present the 2008 Hypnodrome Valentine revue "Lovers and Other Monsters" featuring Jill Tracy in concert with violinist Paul Mercer and special guests Mel Gordon, V. Vale, Jello Biafra, and Monte Cazazza!
The line-up includes The Torture of Cavaradossi, featuring Jill Tracy, Audra Wolfmann, The Indra, Russell Blackwood, and Eric Tyson Wertz. Jill Tracy portrays Silvie, a prostitute obsessed with opera singer Maria Callas in this original Thrillpeddlers' piece that dares to show you what the San Francisco Opera will not: the famous off-stage torture from Puccini's Tosca – ON-STAGE. Written by Thrillpeddlers' co-founder Daniel Zilber and directed by A.C.T.'s Dave Maier.
February 12-17, 2008
Tuesday 2/12 - Saturday 2/16 at 8:00 PM,
Sunday 2/17 at 7:00 PM
At THE HYPNODROME
575 10th St.
(between Bryant and Division)
San Francisco, California
Get your tickets now!
Tickets: $20 general admission;
$69 for SHOCK BOX seats (admits two).
Buy Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/26984
or call 1-800-838-3006
With a diabolical nod to Valentine's (and Presidents) Day, Thrillpeddlers presents a week-long line-up of live music and theatre, exquisite torture and expert testimony that all dare to touch the taboos that haunt these holidays. "Lovers and Other Monsters" celebrates the return of award-winning noir chanteuse Jill Tracy and acclaimed Atlanta violinist Paul Mercer (Faith and the Muse/The Changelings/DP3) back to The Hypnodrome stage, in concert and … each taking a leading role in a new dramatic work from Thrillpeddlers.
The rotating bill of scintillating (and sinister) entertainments also features V. Vale, founder and editor of Re/Search Publications conducting on stage interviews with industrial music maverick Monte Cazazza (on Friday, 2/15) and media prankster and Dead Kennedys founding front man Jello Biafra (on Saturday, 2/16), Thrillpeddlers previews new acts for 2008 and proudly debuts their latest collaboration with Creepshow Camp.
The Erotic World of Paris -- legendary UC Berkeley Professor Mel Gordon will discuss the link between theatre and French sensuality in glorious detail Feb 12, 13, 14, and 17.
The Hypnodrome has got the perfect perch for Valentine couples our private Shock Box seats for two put a spookier spin on the old Parisian perk offering paramours a lodge-grille, the private trysting booths where you can see the show, but the show cant see you!. Our variation takes it to extremes! Each box boasts its own custom built special effects (a nod to the spooky gimmicks of director William Castle and the methods of fake spiritualists) and themed decor worthy of a haunted Madonna Inn.
For more information or to arrange interviews,
Thrillpeddlers producer, Russell Blackwood at 415-377-4202.
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org