|From Nov 4-6 Can Can is partnering up with Unexpected Productions to bring you some of the finest cabaret performances in the world!
The Indigo have charmed the hearts of princes and tramps alike, while musically The Crow Quill Night Owls and The Gallus Brothers have seduced the tympanums of thousands with their arresting interpretations of old timey country blues, jazz and pop. Sometimes enchanting, sometimes macabre, often raucous, but always delightful, this outfit breathes new life into the movement and spectacle of a bygone era in their new knockdown revue.
Since the Indigo’s inception in 2003, the company and its members have been seen throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Indigo has toured extensively with The Bellydance Superstars, Lollapalooza, The Yard Dogs Road Show, and has performed at a number of festivals including the prestigious Glastonbury Festival. The Indigo has created and defined a new style of belly dance, embracing the roots of middle eastern dance while incorporating an aesthetic reminiscent of early twentieth century cabarets and world’s fairs.
The Crow Quill Night Owls are submerged in the depths of old medicine show music like a serpent eating it’s own tale, playing a mix of 1920’s jazz, jug band music, ragtime country blues, and minstrel songs gone feral. Kit “Stymee” Stovepipe sings like the surface noise of an old 78 rpm record and picks a resophonic guitar like a broke down engine on rusty zig-zag tracks. while Windy City Alex shreds the tenor banjo and sings with a voice like piano notes gliding through the spokes of an old bicycle. The band is composed of part old instruments and part old junk, including tub bass, washboard, National steel guitar, banjo, harmonicas and kazoos. They’ve indulged audiences all over the West Coast, from big concert halls to dusty street corners, playing the obscure songs of a forgotten America that sets people’s toes to tappin’.
The Gallus Brothers play rollicking good country blues peppered with old rags, pre-war pop songs and dance tunes. Devin Champlin syncopates wildly on a reso-phonic guitar, while Lucas Hicks brings the music to a new level by playing percussion on a suitcase full of bones, bells and antique tomfoolery. They have played up and down the west coast from festival stage to smoky bar, wooing crowds with their music, their humor, and their willingness to jump on a table, stand on each other, and juggle while playing a good old tune from way back when.