Shilpa Ray, Bush Tetras

Shilpa Ray

Bush Tetras

Eszter Balint

Friday · December 1, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Shilpa Ray
Shilpa Ray
Nobody grows up wanting to be an artist’s artist. Appreciated by the sub sect of the sub sect is like being the beauty queen at the leper colony. Hell, anybody who claims they grew up wanting to even be an artist rather than an astronaut or a Cthulhu is probably lying or was a corny kid. Art is hard and degrading and generally bullshit. Your friends will find you irritating and your parents will certainly not throw you a parade. But if you’re an artist you’re an artist; the soul will fuck you every time, what can you do?

Shilpa Ray is, through no fault of her own, one of our unsung great artists. Having made her bones with the gothic Sturm und Drang of Beat The Devil and moving forward to the blues erosion of “…and The Happy Hookers” Shilpa Ray has been, armed only with an incomparable voice and harmonium haunted by the ghosts of dead lovers, perpetually crying in the wind, hoisting both middle fingers in the general direction of god. It’s not a life a wise man would choose. Shilpa Ray kicks against the pricks but the pricks keep coming. But, again, what can you do?
Bush Tetras
Bush Tetras
Bush Tetras were part of the New York no wave/post-punk era in the early 1980s, releasing early material on local labels ROIR (Reachout International Records) and 99 Records (2), as well as on Fetish Records.
Eszter Balint
Eszter Balint
You may recognize songwriter, actress, and violinist Eszter Balint from her starring turn in Jim Jarmusch’s film Stranger Than Paradise, her appearance on the FX sitcom Louie, or her acclaimed records such as Airless Midnight. “Miss Balint has her own film-noir sensibility as a songwriter,” Jon Parales observed in the New York Times. “[She] slips inside her characters to project their restlessness and longing.” With Gentry’s penchant for writing dark characters who need intimacy and freedom but can’t have both, Balint’s exquisite sensibility will honor the late Jimmie Haskell’s string arrangements.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/