Glam, Bam, Thank You Ma'am
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
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