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  • ICMCA presents MAGIC BOW - Bharatanatyam Dance/Music/Storytelling

    ICMCA presents Magic Bow - a spectacular dance performance by world renowned Bharatanatyam dancers Sheejith Krishna and Anjana Anand choreographed by musician/playwright/director Gowri Ramnarayan. This unique event combines dance, music and storytelling to recreate the visual scenarios as imagined by the legendary composer Lalgudi Jayaraman. Info and tickets available online.
    Sun. Apr. 28, 5pm  
    East View Theater
  • Music

    Arya [inside]

    Arya’s relationship with music mirrors the winding path she took from Belgrade to Austin, where she began her career in 2019. Away from the constraints of collegiate culture shock and loneliness, the singer-songwriter’s artistic prowess finally expanded. “Something in me flipped, I was ready to come out of my shell and my life changed 180 [degrees],” the naturalized Texan says. While Arya boasts a classical piano childhood and a jazz degree from Texas State, the storyteller channels somber pop-R&B in uncovering her life’s lies and epiphanies. In her latest single, “i’d rather lose you,” the Icarus incarnate scorches her wings against lingering curiosity, flying above feathery keys, strings, and pulsating trap beats. Vulnerable tracks like “Bed” relay raw depictions of depression that resonate with listeners, mumbling, “It’s the end of the world and I’m laughing.” “I’m just pouring my heart out to everyone – friends, family, strangers,” declares Arya, adding that her courage grew as she shared more of her worldview. Now, the Serbian songbird embarks on a brighter journey of self-healing. Her first headline indoors at Stubb’s, with $10 admission or free entry for ticket holders from Weyes Blood’s sold-out outside show, will mark her largest performance to date, including choreography, a full band, and songs from her upcoming EP. Due later this year, the project will chronicle the nuanced stages and outcomes of a relationship. “It still has that darkness because it was written at a time where that’s how I was feeling,” explains Arya. “But it has this newly found power as well.”
    Fri., March 31, 10:30pm 
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    JER, Bad Operation, Joystick

    This New Orleans new tone quintet is anything but your daddy’s ska band. Coining the genre’s most recent revival, Bad Operation rides each referential wave into its own tide of politically focused, distortion-free grooves. On their 2020 self-titled debut, the band effortlessly overcomes the nostalgia pigeonhole in 25 minutes. Opener “Perilous” calmly plunges into feelings of impending doom with laid-back upstrokes and Dominic Minix’s silky blues vocals, while “Peachy” riffs on the contradictions of late-stage capitalism. Fellow New Orleanians Joystick! open the dance floor, and Skatune Network creator Jeremy Hunter headlines as JER.
    Fri., March 31, 8:30pm 
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    Speaker Bump Social w/ Scuare, Dub Equis, Ben Buck, Moose Harris, live rap cypher

    Ben Buck’s Speaker Bump promotion punctuates another month at the Hole with Dub Equis, Scuare, Louisiana native Moose Harris, and a live rap cypher.
    Fri., March 31, 9pm. $10 cover.
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    Rodney Whitaker (9:30, 7:30)

    In the Eighties, Detroit-born bassist Rodney Whitaker started as a first-call side musician for the likes of Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, and Mark Whitfield before joining the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and becoming a leader in his own right with 1996’s Children of the Light. He’s since built a career as an educator, directing Michigan State’s highly decorated Jazz Studies program. Fortunately he hasn’t stopped as a performer and recording artist, as last year’s Oasis (The Music of Greg Hill) attests.
    Fri., March 31 
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