Thursday, March 19, 2009

Matt Marks' The Little Death Vol. 1

Local musician Matt Marks has made us aware that he is putting on an opera this weekend
"Someone walking with someone, going somewhere, feeling something." -

We meet two characters, Boy and Girl. Boy then shoots Girl, and she sings an erotic Christian pop anthem through her pain.

Welcome to The Little Death Vol. 1, a new opera by Matt Marks that blends the avant-garde, Christian pop, and classic breakbeats into a show that will leave you singing his twisted pop creations in your head for days. Using decidedly limited, hypnotic lyrics, The Little Death Vol.1 tells the story of two clich├ęd, yet bizarre, teenagers, their journey through the world of Fundamentalist Evangelism, and their attempts to keep their relationship pure in the eyes of the LORD.

Featuring Matt Marks and Mellissa Hughes as "Boy" and "Girl".

and The Lil Death Band:

Caleb Burhans - Vocals
Wil Smith - Organ, Keys
Nathan Koci - Accordion
James Moore - Guitar
Peter Wise - Drums

Performances are:

March 20th and 21st @ 9:30PM
@ The Tank - 354 West 45th Street (in between 8th and 9th Ave.)
Tickets are $10

Listen to songs from The Little Death here:
Sounds pretty compelling. The name itself is open to interpretation... it may be a reference to the Litany Against Fear, but since I doubt anyone has time to write operas about dopey 60s Sci-Fi, I must conclude that he is referring to La petite mort.

Good luck Matt... we hope to see you out there!