Hot Ticket: The Ghost Of A Sabertooth Tiger @ IOTA Cafe 1/11/11

Preview by guest writer Alexia Kauffman.

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is the latest musical project of Sean Lennon, this time collaborating with his model girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Those of you acquainted with Lennon’s solo work will find him in familiar territory, still playing in the psychedelic daydream world, but with lovely vocal harmonies and eye candy provided by Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Listening to their single Jardin du Luxembourg one gets the feeling of being at a picnic in the Paris park, with parasols and a penny-farthing bicycle in tow.

Julianna Barwick will be opening for the super-duo at IOTA this Tuesday. Barwick provides ethereal, ghostly experimental vocal music. On her recordings you’ll find lots of layered vocal tracks, heavy with reverb and echoes. Live there will be a lot of looping involved. To imagine her sound, think of a solo, girl version of Sigur Ros. She may be from Brooklyn, not Reykjavik, but listening to the music you could be standing on a foggy, cold Scandinavian pier, watching through the haze for the fishing boats to come in.

The Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger
w/ Julianna Barwick
@ IOTA Club & Café
1/11/11 – 8:30pm

Alexia Kauffman

Alexia was born and raised in Arlington, VA. She has been a cellist since age four, and a lover of rock & roll soon after. The first tape she owned was “Make It Big” by Wham, and the first tape she bought was Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” and she still loves both. She was a member of local synth-rock outfit Soft Complex for several years, and has recorded with bands including Engine Down and Two if By Sea. By day she works for a non-profit distributing royalties to musicians and labels. She currently plays cello, lap-steel guitar and tambourine in the DC post-folk/Americana band The Torches.

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