Brooklyn based folk-noir duo ‘Charming Disaster’ is coming to RVA

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by Brandon Jarvis

Brooklyn, NY based folk-noir duo Charming Disaster will bring their playfully macabre duets about love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the supernatural to Richmond on October 29, touring behind their spooky new single, “Be My Bride of Frankenstein.”

 

They will perform at Fallout in Shockoe Bottom on Monday, October 29, sharing the bill with Richmond locals The League of Space Pirates, described as “the bastard child of Doctor Who and Depeche Mode.” Admission is $6 in advance or $10 at the door.

“In their new single, mystery infused pop duo Charming Disaster follow in the tradition of goth-rockers like the Cramps, Bauhaus, and Siouxsie & the Banshees.” – Spacelab

 

Charming Disaster’s storytelling songs explore various kinds of trouble two people can get into, combining vocal harmonies and clever lyrics with ukulele, guitar, and virtuosic foot percussion to explore dark narratives and characters with a playful sensibility. Their songs take on themes like love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the occult, playing out against a backdrop of nightclubs, car chases, circus tents, the afterlife, and beyond. A musical duo based in Brooklyn, NY, formed in 2012 by singer/songwriters Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris, Charming Disaster’s inspirations include the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir fiction of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret. They achieved cult status when their paranormal love song “Ghost Story” was featured on the creepy hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Since then their theatrical, entertaining live performances have engaged audiences across the United States.

 

Listing Info:

When: Monday, Oct 29, 8:00pm

Where: Fallout, 117 N 18th St (Shockoe Bottom), Richmond, VA 23223

Venue website: http://www.falloutrva.com/

Band website: www.charmingdisaster.com

Event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2178693145708055/

Advance tickets: https://secure204.inmotionhosting.com/~codero5/falloutrva.com/tickets/

Admission: $6 advance (+$2 service fee) / $10 at the door

 

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