Golem Klezmer Music
with EE at Martyrs'
Chicago, IL, January 15, 2011
Saturday, January 15th, 2011
EE with Golem (NYC Klezmer Band)
3855 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
$15 at door, $12 in advance
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SHOW (Updated FEB. 15, 2011)
GOLEM & Environmental Encroachment
9pm Saturday January 15th
Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Av., Chicago
$12 advance, $15 door all ages
Young, hip widely acclaimed New York-based band GOLEM transforms the music of its grandparents, making it modern, edgy, sexy and brash. Their explosive onstage attitude gets Gypsy and Klezmer to rock.
Contrary to popular belief, Golem is neither a towering Frankenstein who defended the Jews of 17th Century Prague, nor a creature from Lord of the Rings. Golem is a 6 piece Eastern European folk-rock band.
Fronted by Annette Ezekiel- bandleader, accordionist and singer - as well as madcap vocalist Aaron Diskin and violin virtuoso Alicia Jo Rabins, the band's six members, all in their 20's and 30's, create GOLEM's powerfully vibrant sound.
With updated versions of old Yiddish tunes, Golem seduces audiences of Klezmer fans and rockers alike, and is equally at home as rock clubs, synagogues, and concert halls, from Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park to the rock clubs of the Lower East Side.
Their performance is a veritable party with a historical message - each song evokes old-world cities longed for by homesick Jewish immigrants: Odessa, Romania, Bukovina, Nikolayev, Belz and Bialystok as well as wild gypsy songs learned during travels in Serbia, Russia, and Ukraine. The result is a musical romp through Eastern Europe and A snapshot of shtetl life through the filter of a younger generation's eyes.
"Smoking hot, a recklessly giddy amalgam of eastern European styles..." Chicago Reader
"An edgy spin on the Eastern European music of their Jewish grandparents..." Time Out Chicago
Appearing with the Environmental Encroachment Magic Circus Band! Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses circus theatrics and an artist marching band to create unique entertainment environments. Performances can include costumes, live music, parades, acrobatics, fire spinning, spontaneous appearances and audience interaction. EE Marching Band's music uses North African, Latin, and traditional American rhythms, fused with electric bass and a brass section. Melodies are folkloric fusions, and creations inspired from New Orleans, Jazz and Rock.
buy tickets online at the Martyr's web site: www.martyrslive.com
Environmental Encroachment (EE)
2137 West Chicago, APT CH, Chicago IL, 60622