"A My Barbarian catharsis is that of seeing the sun rise after a night at the disco theatrical, glamorous, and poignant." Flash Art, Jan-Feb 2006
Echo Park's magical performer Jade Gordon is part of the storytelling troupe MY BARBARIAN. For those of you new to my neighborhood, check out their site/shows and style. She also has a blog linked to the moldy doily called LAVENDER UTOPIA. Ms Gordon has a silent movie stare and wild mane of hair that can stir envy, especially when she is on stage!
My Barbarian is a collection of performers, musicians and songwriters based in Echo Park mostly. Malik Gaines (vocals, Rhodes, synths), Jade Gordon (vocals, dance), and Alex Segade (vocals, dance, glockenspiel, Micro-Korg) sing dramatic harmonies, propelled by the beats of Norwood Cheek (bass guitar, Mini Korg) and Andy Ouchi (drums). "They tell lyrical stories, airbrushing a style spectrum from Broadway disco to new wave prog, dancing out unicorn fantasy and urban memoir, in an opera-inflected improv performance style known as Showcore."
according to REDCAT-
"Incorporating epic storytelling with harmonious, hook-filled tunes, along with jazz-hands choreography, wild costumes and oversize props, a My Barbarian show will put a goofy smile on your face faster than a bong hit." Ann Magnuson, Paper Magazine, April 2006
The Los Angeles-based performance art band combines music, theater, dance and visual art in sublime sexy songs, surreal scene-stealing and phantasmagorical feats of pure fantasy fun. My Barbarian presents a radically inventive double bill of musical adventures: Silver Minds, a sci-fi, new-wave pop fable of time-travel, ghost stories, and eco-tourism, and the Los Angeles debut of You Were Born Poor & Poor You Will Die, a mini-epic rock opera set in an ancient world of masked dancers, High Priestesses and Bull God worship.
They play Halloween OCt 31st, 07 at the Silverlake Lounge
for more scoop on the group: http://www.mybarbarian.com/