Thursday, April 2, 2009

Main Squeeze Accordian Orchestra: Girls Gone Weill

Accordians are wonderful musical instruments. Forget Lawrence Welk. Think of a woman holding one close to her bosom, practically embracing it, and it not only breathes, it makes glorious music that can make people laugh or cry. And it's not easy to play. Remember when you first tried patting your head and rubbing your chest at the same time? Well, try that at 400 notes a minute.
Photo by Ian Meyer

The Main Squeeze Orchestra presents their annual Kurt Weill memorial show Girls Gone Weill at the HighLine Ballroom in New York CIty. The all-female eighteen-piece accordion ensemble has gained a cult following; they'll tackle the works of the great German songwriter. The show is Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm and tickets are $12 in advance, $14 on the day of the show. Tickets are available on their site for this gig, and many others over the coming months, in New York and beyond.

However, if you go to Goldstar Events and sign up, you can get freebies, comps. There is still a $10 minimum per person for drinks.
Photo by Hai Zhang

"The Main Squeeze Orchestra …overflows the scales of feminine virtue in the name of song. More sugar cube than vegan icing, they do cabaret and camp... while dressed, coiffed, and rehearsed like some Central European Berry Gordy fantasy." --The Village Voice

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