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CONCERT – Her Crooked Heart ft. Rachel Reis and the Mary Anns
February -- 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm@ The Firefly Lounge
Event DetailsMinneapolis-based Her Crooked Heart presents a debut record unique in form, made up of cyclical narratives and intertwining histories, each informing the next. To Love To Leave To Live is a transformative song cycle, led by a charismatic personality, wholly indifferent to expectations of genre and instrumentation. Rachel Ries, the writer, multi-instrumentalist and producer behind Her Crooked Heart, has enlisted a powerful group of women to bring this record to the stage; women who can, in their way, take on the feminine, humanist mantle of Her Crooked Heart and make it their own. The quartet blends classical and electric guitar; piano and vintage synths; cello, woodwinds and drum triggers. This merging of acoustic and synthetic is all in service of the voice: four part vocal harmonies that shift from ethereal to an elemental wail, always telling a story of transformation.
There are some albums that unfold as a collection of short stories, others more like a novel. With To Love To Leave To Live, Minneapolis-based Her Crooked Heart presents a debut record unique in form, made up of cyclical narratives and intertwining histories, each informing the next. The band conceived of and led by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Rachel Ries is indifferent to expectations of genre and instrumentation. To Love To Leave To Live presents a vast and varied soundscape of textural elements layered over live trio performances. The result is a transformative song cycle, led by a charismatic personality, relishing in both the pain and joy of destruction and rebirth. Cyclically, and without judgement, the stories inform one another and continue on and on: …ve to live To Love To Leave To Live to love to lea… “This album explores the infinite cycle of burning your life to the ground in order to recreate it”, says Ries. “I’ve had to love and learn to leave in order to get closer to who I am”.