Ashkenaz 2011 Summer Kickoff

Ashkenaz kicks off the summer with an eardrum-rattling double bill featuring two electrifying bands from opposite ends of the earth. Brooklyn’s Yid PrincessYiddish Princess wowed audiences at the 2010 Ashkenaz Festival with its bizarre and compelling re-take on Yiddish music set as 1980’s-style power pop. Combining the soaring vocals of Sarah Gordon with the irreverent arrangements of klez-synth madman Michael Winograd, the group is completed by a double guitar onslaught and arena rock drum/bass rhythm section that rocks out without leaving the shlock out.

Making their Toronto debut, Australia’s The Barons of Tang blend tango, zydeco, jazz and rockabilly with East European gypsy and klezmer influences. Performed with crushing intensity and an unabashed punk attitude, the 7-piece group’s self-described brand of “gypsy deathcore” music is unlike anything heard before in these parts.

THURSDAY JUNE 16, 9pm • REVIVAL BAR (783 College St)Barons

THE BARONS OF TANG (Melbourne, Australia)
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Students: $12 in advance/ $15 at the door

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Co-presented with UJA Committee For Yiddish