Shilpa Ray – Tickets – Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – June 5th, 2018

Shilpa Ray

Shilpa Ray

Twisty Cats

Tue · June 5, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre

$7.00

This event is 18 and over

Shilpa Ray - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Shilpa Ray
Nobody grows up wanting to be an artist’s artist. Appreciated by the sub sect of the sub sect is like being the beauty queen at the leper colony. Hell, anybody who claims they grew up wanting to even be an artist rather than an astronaut or a Cthulhu is probably lying or was a corny kid. Art is hard and degrading and generally bullshit. Your friends will find you irritating and your parents will certainly not throw you a parade. But if you’re an artist you’re an artist; the soul will fuck you every time, what can you do?

Shilpa Ray is, through no fault of her own, one of our unsung great artists. Having made her bones with the gothic Sturm und Drang of Beat The Devil and moving forward to the blues erosion of “…and The Happy Hookers” Shilpa Ray has been, armed only with an incomparable voice and harmonium haunted by the ghosts of dead lovers, perpetually crying in the wind, hoisting both middle fingers in the general direction of god. It’s not a life a wise man would choose. Shilpa Ray kicks against the pricks but the pricks keep coming. But, again, what can you do?
Twisty Cats - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Twisty Cats
Comprised of PETER MAVROGEORGIS and BLAKE OLMSTEAD, Twisty Cats are a synth-infused rock band who whose drum machine-propelled music ranges from seductive to brutal. "They are a sexy couple and that dynamic translates into their sound. Think Berlin meets Sisters Of Mercy meets Chris Isaac” - Amy Haben, PleaseKillMe.com

The duo regularly pop back up to NYC for well-received live appearances, and have played gigs in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami to name a few as well as Italy and France. Twisty Cats have shared the stage with Escapism (Ian Svenonius), Tav Falco and Panther Burns, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Hackedepicciottom (members of Einstuerzende Neubauten and Crime and the City Solution), and Norman Westerberg(Swans), and completed a EU tour last Spring with Bilbao, Spain's Capsula.

Peter previously played in a bunch of touring bands from The Vanity Set (featuring members of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), to Tav Falco's Panther Burns. He fronted NY trio Bellmer Dolls (the band toured as openers for Nick Cave and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion). When not wielding a guitar and microphone Peter is a studio rat with credits ranging from The National (High Violet) and Sharon Van Etten (Tramp) to Boy Harsher (self-titled EP and Yr Body Is Nothing), to Azar Swan (Golden Age), Bootblacks, etc. Blake cut her teeth in the Atlanta scene playing in the proto punk Knife and the Stabs alongside an adolescent Black Lips in the early 2000's. She moved on to the NY fashion world before resurfacing, Thunderbird bass in hand, to form Twisty Cats.

Twisty Cats self-released their debut album "Our Quiet Fantasy" on their own label "Push!Push!" records on Valentines Day, 2018. It is available on all digital platforms with limited edition vinyl and CD's available for purchase on their band camp page.

“Our Quiet Fantasy” is a 10-track anthem through the band’s own experiences of love, loss, and lust through New York and Savannah Georgia, to the greek myths of Acteon and Diana and even a nod to Gustav Mirbeau in the albums second track “Torture Garden”.
Venue Information:
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/