Doors: 8:00pm / Show: 9:00pm / Ages: 18+
Tickets: $17 Advance / $20 Day of Show
(note: there is a $5 surcharge for attendees under 21)
Pioneers in the use of cello as the sole instrument within a rock band, Rasputina has been inspiring young string players to commit a number of musical sins since 1996. The group’s concept was written as a manifesto, and manifested accordingly by directress Melora Creager as a wily subterfuge for a plot to open audiences to adventure. The funny, the sad, the heavy, the tender– it can all exist together.
Employing elaborate costuming spanning a number of historical periods, Rasputina brings marginalized historical female figures and stories to light in the pop form, using archetypal characters such as Indian princesses, Hawaiian handmaidens and Medieval queens. Over the years, Rasputina has performed/recorded with Marilyn Manson, Porno For Pyros, Cheap Trick, Goo Goo Dolls, Les Claypool and many others. Creager also played cello on the European leg of Nirvana’s final tour in 1994. Hardened road-dogs, and with more than 7 albums under their belt, Rasputina continues to amaze and amuse audiences across the country.
Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary musician, artist and performer. Weaving together chimeric visions with songs and projected imagery, she creates cinematic performances, drawings and installations. Ryder performs with Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram, and with the band Dust Bowl Faeries. She is based in the New York Hudson Valley.