October 22 thru October 28

THE BOX IS EMPTY’S TOP PICKS:

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble – Fall Tour.  Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha.  October 21-26, 2012.

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The musically ambitious ladies of Quince take to the road this week for concerts across the midwest.  Make no mistake, this is not your average vocal quartet.  They specialize in contemporary vocal techniques and continually offer expert performance of some of the most challenging, varied, and fascinating repertoire ever created for the human voice. So, if you live in Bowling Green, Chicago, St. Louis, or Kansas City, DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!  It’s all but guaranteed that their seemingly limitless voices will shock you, impress you, please you, and entertain you – and the group is calling this their most ambitious tour to date.

To give you a taste of their repertoire and talent, have a listen to their performance of Amanda Feery’s Squarepushers.

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Table and Chairs – Operation ID and Hardcoretet.  The Royal Room, Seattle, WA.  October 26, 2012, 8:00 p.m..

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This week TBIE friends Operation ID share a show with Hardcoretet at Seattle’s increasingly popular club, The Royal Room.  The show is in celebration of Hardcoretet’s latest record, “Do It Live.”  They say on their website,

Hardcoretet’s second album, Do It Live, features five original compositions recorded live with no cuts or edits. Showcasing a mature compositional sense and tight group interplay, Do It Live brings Hardcoretet to the forefront as one of today’s most exciting instrumental bands.

On October 26th, Hardcoretet and Seattle record label Table & Chairs will celebrate the addition of Do It Live into the Table & Chairs catalogue in a bill with the ironclad prog-jazz rig Op ID at The Royal Room.

This is sure to be an exceedingly fun show with some seriously impressive playing, plus you can pick up a copy of the record.  Don’t miss it!

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