Saturday May 21st 2011 @Pyramid Atlantic
The Red Masque, Mary Kavalauskas, Nine Violet Strings
The Red Masque
The Red Masque is an original avant rock band from the Philadelphia area. Part art, part alchemy, the group's experimental songwriting style is both angular and eerie, accented by freeform space rock improvisations, intricate acoustics, dark atmospherics and chunky riffs. Unconventional and eccentric in musical form, the sophisticatedly sinister The Red Masque fuses together such disparate musical references as horror movie soundtracks, rock-in-opposition, progressive rock, experimental, zeuhl, heavy rock, gothic, psychedelia, space rock, and kraut rock.
Founded in February 2001 by Brandon Lord Ross and Lynnette Shelley, The band's goal was, and is, to create original music that pushes the envelope of the listener's expectations. With such influences as Magma, King Crimson, Hawkwind, Gong, Pink Floyd, Bauhaus, Art Bears, and Van Der Graaf Generator, The Red Masque's compositions are as intense as they are unique.
Brandon Lord Ross: bass and keyboards
Lynnette Shelley: vocals and percussion
Nicholas Giannetti: guitars
Steve Craig: drums
The band is signed with RER USA. For more information on the band, please visit www.theredmasque.com
A native of Maryland, Mary Kavalauskas has performed with numerous opera, gypsy jazz, and musical theater projects. She studied opera singing at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and performed and studied opera and classical art song in Italy and Austria. She is especially interested in combining early 20th century song styles with electronic music.
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