If those toxic chemicals closing local parks, invasive species of slithering reptiles swallowing the Everglades, or fears of a nuclear meltdown at Turkey Point are giving you the blues, stop fretting. The folks at the Miami Light Project (MLP) have the perfect cure.
Friday at 8 p.m., MLP will present the Southeastern premiere of Timur and the Dime Museum at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26th St., Miami), where the critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based group will perform Collapse: A Post-Ecological Requiem, envisioned as a sardonically theatrical Mass service guaranteed to make that impending apocalypse a finger-snapping adventure.
This genre-twisting project is led by flamboyant frontman Timur Bekbosunov, a tenor from Kazakhstan with a penchant for glam getups.
He’s backed by the Dime Museum, a surreal, Vaudevillian band known for its wild theatrics. Their darkly textured sound fuses avant-pop and burlesque opera with a postpunk, boho attitude that’s dished out with a vengeance.
Bekbosunov particularly charms with his captivating repertoire of ditties delivered in a tender warble that seems filtered through a fog of cigarette smoke in a gloomy cabaret after midnight.
The group continues its subversive cocktail of demented passions and global catastrophes with Saturday night’s program, Timur and the Dime Museum Karaoke Spectacular, promising a glam-slam weekend for lucky revelers awaiting the next tropical cataclysm. Call 305-576-4350 or visit miamilightproject.com.
Fri., April 18, 8 p.m., 2014