Thursday, August 15, 2013
European Cabaret! Vintage Americana! Balkan Belly Dance! Neo-Classical Opera! Old World Yiddish Theater! Welcome to the six-piece, Portland, Oregon-based Vagabond Opera.
Bohemian Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as “A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic.” The group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret for young and old. Paris hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and vigorous originals meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich. Weaving elements of Kurt Weil, Duke Ellington and Edith Piaf with absurdist flair, theatrics and an old world mood, Vagabond Opera presents the new wave of opera–lusty voices singing in 13 languages and presenting a cabaret of rich musical phrasing, sparkling lyrics and indomitable stage presence, all played with exuberance, skill and a gritty Vagabond edge. This is Opera liberated and reinvented for everyone!
Full Music On Main Line-Up
June 27: The Fox Street All Starskick off the concert series with their unique version of high-energy funky rock and roll. FSAS has toured the US with legends like Trucks/Tedeschi, Little Feat, Trombone Shorty and Robert Randolph.
July 11: Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblersbring the smoky sweet vocals of Bluhm backed by a big, rocking jam band, continuing the dance party and good times.
July 18: White Water Ramblehigh octane rocky mountain dancegrass that, according to their website, will send your body and soul rushing down the rapids of infinity!
July 25: March 4th Marching Bandafter an extremely popular show last summer, decked in whimsical costumes and combining a big ring circus with modern performances.
August 1:” Monophonics, San Francisco’s premier psychedelic soul and heavy funk band, will cook up a hearty stew of funky rhythms for Music on Main fans.
August 8: Ray Wylie Hubbardis an alternative and outlaw country icon from Austin, with a live show that has been described as a church service held at the funkiest roadhouse bar this side of the Mississippi.
August 15: Vagabond Opera is as fun and entertaining as they are musically gifted, combining vaudeville with incredible talent for a show like no other. Information regarding opening acts for the aforementioned shows will be released in late spring.
Name: Gill Hunley