CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN' RACKETTES

CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN' RACKETTES

CARLETTA SUE KAY

Fri, April 12, 2013

9:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

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CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN' RACKETTES
CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN' RACKETTES
Clairy Browne and her harmonising girl group The Bangin' Rackettes formed in 2009 over a mutual love of nineties dance videos, early soul records and big hair. They teamed up with a group of rogue musicians and started rehearsing and recording in a barely standing ex-coffin factory in the suburbs of Melbourne, which quickly became the musical home to this young band.

Over the last few years, Clairy and co have been bringing their imaginative concotion of soul, surf and rhythm n' blues to fans all over the world, having recently toured to Japan and Europe and played their first U.S. shows to sold-out crowds in Los Angeles and New York City.

Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes debut album, Baby Caught the Bus was in the making for two years and was produced by Steve Schram (Public Enemy, Little Red, The Cat Empire, Eagle and the Worm). Baby Caught the Bus moves effortlessly from tough, hip hop tinged soul single Love Letter to the heart-wrenching doo-wop of Far Too Late, the drunken pianos and party hysteria of Frankie and lynchian moodiness of Yellow Bird. This collection of songs is delivered with lush vocal harmonies and a forceful rhythm section, with Clairy's big soul voice and the horns leading the procession.

"This band has it all: good songs, a powerful frontwoman who takes the music dead-serious but laughs easily at herself (she pondered aloud how much fun it would be to see the audience end every song in the set with a dramatic gesture like she does), not to mention irresistible visuals. There's no reason why they couldn't be as popular over here as, say, Sharon Jones or Bettye LaVette." NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
CARLETTA SUE KAY
CARLETTA SUE KAY
Carletta Sue Kay is equal parts Marianne Faithful, Joanna Newsom and Emmylou Harris, coupled with the song writing styles of Stephen Merritt and Cole Porter. CSK is named after singer-songwriter Randy Walker's real-life cousin who served a prison sentence for domestic terrorism and threatening to blow-up her ex-boyfriend with a pipe bomb. This is an auspicious inspiration for a musical persona who, performing with an obvious five-o'clock shadow, sings heart-wrenching yet transformative songs of love, life, and relationships told from the perspective of a woman. The debut Carletta Sue Kay LP 'Incongruent' (Kitten Charmer) and. Randy Walker, aka Carletta recorded backing vocals with the Magnetic Fields on their 10th album Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Merge).

"Perhaps the most obvious comparison for Mr. Walker's gender- and genre-bending approach would be Antony Hegarty, the androgynous singer with an angelic voice...but Mr. Walker is more in the realm of sweaty rock 'n' roll than torch songs: his voice, a tenor, can easily slide up and down the scale." --New York Times

"Carletta Sue Kay is the female alter-ego of SF musician Randy Walker, and this identity shift pushes his art in some astonishing directions. Androgynous to its core, and loaded with overtones, his vocal delivery as Carletta Sue Kay can recall Annie Lennox, Gene Ween, and Joanna Newsom, all in the same breath." --Bay Guardian

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Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com