Kim Smith, Photo by Larry Hamilton for Blue Photography, 2014.
Kim Smith returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, Wednesday, April 2nd with “Nova Noir.”
$10 advance online sale, or $15 at the door.
Doors open at 7pm, programme at 7:30.
Le Poisson Rouge — 158 Bleeker Street, NYC
Award-winning Australian cabaret performer, Kim Smith, charts a dark and whimsical path through a neo-Weimar pop-fantasia of genre-bending pop and peculiar period treasures with “Nova Noir.” Mining his debut album, Nova, Smith gives his own electropop originals a decadent 1920′s treatment, while re-imagining works by Weimar-era composers, and modern-day artists alike, including: Friedrich Hollaender, Cher, Kurt Weill, the Supremes, Hanns Eisler, and myriad glittering others.
Master of the European Songbook, Karen Kohler.
Nova Noir comes to life at the hands of accordionist/music director Benjamin Ickies (House of Yes, This Ambitious Orchestra), and his rogue band of marauding musicians, and features a special guest performance by cabaret legend, KAREN KOHLER!
Listen to our studio recording of “Padam” below, and click through to purchase $10 advance online sale tickets!
“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”
Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, New York City
“He happily considers himself as a misfit, and goes about proving his point in several languages. There’s no one else around these days offering the kind of cabaret that he does so compellingly. Well, maybe Ute Lemper, but that’s it. Smith needs to be seen, and now.”
David Finkle, The Village Voice, New York City