So you thought it was just a festival..well FuseLeeds just couldn't wait until 2006 to bring the best in new music to Leeds. So there back, and with a new regular series at The Wardrobe to show for it. And are kicking off with a real treat –
THE TRACHTENBURG FAMILY SLIDESHOW PLAYERS
Tuesday 7th September 2004, 8.30pm
'Forget the Osbornes, the Trachtenburgs are America's strangest rock n'roll brood' The Times
'The Brady bunch meets Orphan Annie on a bad day at the community centre'
Self-titled indie-vaudeville conceptual art-rock pop band (phew!) the Trachtenburg Family join us following a month-long residency at the Edinburgh Festival where they've been attracting rave reviews. The band take vintage slide collections that have been found at car boot sales sales and charity shops and then turn the contents of these slides into weird and wonderful pop-musical exposés. Dad Jason plays piano, guitar and sings, mum Tina projects the slides and designs kitsch matching outfits for the trio and 10-year old daughter Rachel plays drums and sings – and in our view gives Meg White a run for her money!
Support comes from Kid Carpet, described as a FisherPrice Brian Wilson.
Tickets are priced £8/£6 and available in advance on 0113 222 3434 or on the door.
Check out link for more details of this strange and beguiling band!
October 14th brings a a night of exhilarating and anarchic electronic improvisation to the Wardrobe, featuring Leeds-based The Electric Dr. M with DJ/producer duo Spring Heel Jack.