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Girls in Trouble & the Real Vocal String Quartet, Berkeley, CA, 15 April 2011

Girls in Trouble with Mirah Zeitlyn & the Real Vocal String Quartet
Subterranean Arthouse
2179 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Apr 15
$10-20 sliding scale

Girls in Trouble is an art-folk song cycle about the women of the Old Testament created by Brooklyn-based violinist, singer, and writer Alicia Jo Rabins. Drawing from two years spent studying holy texts in Jerusalem and playing in rock clubs at night, Girls in Trouble combines mysticism, poetry, and ancient women's tales to weave improbably beautiful songs about androgyny, knives & leprosy. This performance celebrates the release of Girls in Trouble's 2nd album, 'Half You Half Me.'

Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been at the heart of the vibrant Northwest independent and alternative music scene ever since releasing her debut album 'You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This' in 2001. Her music is characterized by an evocative mix of striking lyrical poise and unabashed emotional honesty. Her
performance at the Subterranean Arthouse is a bit of a secret, but we're letting you in on it. Shhhhhhhhh.

Real Vocal String Quartet was formed in 2003 by premier San Francisco violinist/composer Irene Sazer. Since then, the quartet has performed to sold out audiences around the Bay Area. The group is thrilled to announce the release this February of their first studio album. RVSQ's influences range from traditional American string band music to contemporary improvisation, from Brazilian folk rhythms to hypnotic meditations from West Africa. Through it all, the threads of spine-tingling vocal and instrumental harmony and fearless, inspired improvisation weave a web of original acoustic music played with a deep groove.

Irene Sazer, violin and voice
Alisa Rose, violin and voice
Dina Maccabee, viola and voice
Jessica Ivry, cello and voice

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