Ryder Cooley, RjVj
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Pioneers in the use of cello as the sole instrument within a rock band, Rasputina has been inspiring young string players to commit a number of musical sins since 1996. The group's concept was written as a manifesto, and manifested accordingly by directress Melora Creager as a wily subterfuge for a plot to open audiences to adventure. The funny, the sad, the heavy, the tender-- it can all exist together. Employing elaborate costuming spanning a number of historical periods, Rasputina brings marginalized historical female figures and stories to light in the pop form, using archetypal characters such as Indian princesses, Hawaiian handmaidens and Medieval queens. Melora last performed in Europe with Nirvana, on their final tour in 1994. Over the years, Rasputina has performed/recorded with Marilyn Manson, Porno For Pyros, Cheap Trick, Goo Goo Dolls and many others. Hardened road-dogs, and with more than 7 albums under their belt, Rasputina continues to amaze and amuse.
Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary artist and founder of the dark carnival band Dust Bowl Faeries. Ryder performs with a 1940’s musette accordion, a singing saw and taxidermy ram named Hazel. Her eclectic repertoire of songs draw inspiration from circus, post-punk, Gypsy and Eastern European folk music. Weaving together chimeric songs with movement and projections, her work reveals a terrain of lost dreams and phantom memories.
Ryder has collaborated and recorded with numerous bands from New York to California. In 2018 she released a remix EP produced by Floyd Fisher, and in 2016 she released the Dust Bowl Faeries album featuring Tommy Stinson (Replacements) & Melora Creager (Rasputina).
Most recently, she has been collaborating with J.D. Urban and Thin Edge Films on a series of videos and multi-media projects.
$16 advance/ $18 day of show