Bee vs. Moth 7-Inch Vinyl Release Show Tonight at Skinny’s Ballroom
Let me assure you that unsuspecting audience members will be taken by surprise – in a good way. Presenting the sonic adventure known as Bee vs. Moth.
They came up with probably the best (and most accurate) description for their group that I’ve ever heard: A “multiple-genre, weirdo instrumental rock band.” A friend of theirs once remarked that their sound is a cross between Sonic Youth and the Tijuana Brass. Imagine, if you will (cue Mr. Serling), a quintet willfully blurring the lines between classic jazz, Latin melodies, quirky improvisations, and…heavy metal. You’re not crazy. You’re in the Bee vs. Moth zone.
They composed a live film score for Buster Keaton’s 1928 silent film The Cameraman, and from that, percussionist Sarah Norris reworked a theme that she’s named Josephine, Beauty Queen, in honor of Keaton’s tiara-wearing monkey companion in the film. Bee vs. Moth put it on 7-inch pink vinyl, featuring the title track on side A, “Tuesday in Tuskegee” on side B, and fabulous original artwork on the cover.
The band is inviting everyone out to their vinyl release show tonight at Skinny’s Ballroom, 115 San Jacinto, featuring performances by Lo Stadio, instrumental classic music rockers Dissonant Romantics, triple-sax band Serpentine, and opener Brandy Alexander starting at 7:30 p.m. Recommended.