Wednesday, July 05, 2006

"New York City's angriest yodelling banjo player" Curtis Eller brings his tales of pigeon racing, Coney Island, performing elephants, Buster Keaton and snake handling back to Detroit's Lager House next Thursday, July 13th.

I say this every time Curtis rolls through town, but highly recommended for anyone who enjoys vaudeville antics (he started his career in the circus at age seven), and Weimar Revival and American Gothic music, such as Nick Cave, Dresden Dolls, American Mars, Blanche, 16 Horsepower, Devotchka, Thomas Truax, etc.

Additionally, Dethlab will be curating records in support with what may be perceived by some as a most unusual set. We're looking forward to putting aside the dancefloor rockers for an evening in favor of intricate, often melancholy selections from the likes of Cave, Waits, Costello, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Circlesquare and Joy Division. We will be exploring the same dark corners of contemporary culture, only without the constraints of the dance club setting.

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