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July 6- Abney Park & Vagabond Opera, Portland OR

July 6- Abney Park & Vagabond Opera, Portland OR

Two (Airship) Award winning Steampunk bands team-up for a one-of-a-kind-show!

-Friday, July 6, 2012 7:00pm until 10:00pm

-Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR

Vagabond Opera finally combines forces with ABNEY PARK for an amazing Steampunk Extravaganza!Adv. Tickets @$18 / $20 at the door

Special discount tickets for under 21 — details on that soon!Abney Park:

Abney Park comes from an era that never was, but one that we wish had been. An era where airships waged war in the skies, and corsets and cumberbuns were proper adventuring attire. They’ve picked up their bad musical habits, scoundrelous musicians, and anachronistically hybridized instruments from dozens of locations and eras that they have visited in their travels and thrown them into one riotous dervish of a performance. Expect clockwork guitars, belly dancers, flintlock bassists, middleastern percussion, violent violin, and Tesla powered keyboards blazing in a post-apocalyptic, swashbuckling, Steampunk musical mayhem.

Vagabond Opera:

Bohemian Operatic Steampunk Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as “A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic.” The group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret for young and old. Paris hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and vigorous originals meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich. Weaving elements of Kurt Weil, Duke Ellington and Edith Piaf with absurdist flair, theatrics and an old world mood, Vagabond Opera presents the new wave of opera–lusty voices singing in 13 languages and presenting a cabaret of rich musical phrasing, sparkling lyrics and indomitable stage presence, all played with exuberance, skill and a gritty Vagabond edge.

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