Blending Civil War History and Sci-fi, The Lisps Offer New Rock Musical “Futurity” at MASS MoCA [Berkshire on Stage]

April 26th, 2013, 10:00 am by Sara

The Lisps are extraordinary under any circumstances, but they have been exploring some new territory, and we are lucky they are bringing it to MASS MoCA in North Adams on Saturday, April 27 at 8 PM. It’s a rock musical.

Futurity is a sci-fi love story set inside a history lesson. This original indie-rock musical by the Lisps, a Brooklyn-based assemblage of 21st-century theater-loving indie rockers, borders the literary and borrows liberally from vaudeville, anti-folk, science fiction, and Americana. Broadway World advises, “Leave your presumptions about musical theater at the door. Born of the art world and the indie rock scene, the show is part performance art, part rock concert and totally defies conventional labels.”

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Five Firsts: Cesar Alvarez of the Lisps

April 25th, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg
Brooklyn-based co-ed band the Lisps arrive at MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 in North Adams at 8pm on Saturday (April 27)

The Lisps

NAME: César Alvarez
BAND AFFILIATION: The Lisps
INSTRUMENTS: vocals, vocabulary, guitar

1. THE FIRST RECORD I EVER BOUGHT WAS … the “Tennessee” single by Arrested Development

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Five Firsts: Sammy Tunis of the Lisps

April 24th, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg
Brooklyn-based co-ed band the Lisps arrive at MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 in North Adams at 8pm on Saturday (April 27)

The Lisps

NAME: Sammy Tunis
BAND AFFILIATION: The Lisps
INSTRUMENTS: vocal acrobatics, melodica, banging

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Indigo Girls’ Rites of Passage. Or Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

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Five Firsts: Eric Farber of the Lisps

April 23rd, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg
Brooklyn-based co-ed band the Lisps arrive at MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 in North Adams at 8pm on Saturday (April 27)

The Lisps

NAME: Eric Farber
BAND AFFILIATION: The Lisps
INSTRUMENTS: Associate Professor of Percussion

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion I

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Five Firsts: Lorenzo Wolff of the Lisps

April 22nd, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg
Brooklyn-based co-ed band the Lisps arrive at MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 in North Adams at 8pm on Saturday, April 27

The Lisps

NAME: Lorenzo Wolff
BAND AFFILIATION: The Lisps
INSTRUMENTS: Bass Prodigy

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Michael Martin Murphy’s Greatest Hits

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