press

 

alacartoona is a staunch believer in the freedom of the press. especially when the press is about her. in the interest of your education, she has collected all the articles that have appeared about her (of which she is aware) and put them here.

if you know of an article that's not listed here, contact alacartoona and tell her about it. you never know how her gratitude might manifest itself.

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the kansas city star

"the faustian theme has found many a place in the world of modern music, from robert johnson's trip to the crossroads to randy newman's musical "faust." it's a theme worth exploring, especially in these hyper-marketing days: how much would you compromise your art for a taste of wealth and fame?" - tim finn, the kansas city star

click here to read this review online.

 

kcmetropolis.org

"from the first few moments of night is the mirror, it is evident that the film is not your run-of-the-mill concert film or even alacartoona's trademark lighthearted, 'fun' show. there's a dark undercurrent throughout, from the mysterious opening remarks to the quirky back-and-forth, rapid-fire dialogue between various characters..." - amy kelly, kcmetropolis.org

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the kansas city star

"in the process of creating and then producing 'night is the mirror,' the band...taught itself a few things, like: be careful what you wish for. if you're going to dream, dream big. and you can't have too many creative friends." - tim finn, the kansas city star

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kcmetropolis.org

"...alacartoona herself has gotten worked up for the rousing climax of 'where'd you get that / ruby's lament,' a theatrical suite that finds ruby crumbling beneath the weight of junkie-ism and despair. the languid refrain of this dirty bohemian fantasy—'we'll lie around all day'—belies the band's real-life industriousness." - vi tran, kcmetropolis.org

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kcmetropolis.org

"...the motive of the song [willkommen], and the rest of the show, promoted a bigger idea—that there was a story behind the scenes, and a history to the characters. each song or acted scene was a piece of the larger ambiguous story." - scott easterday, kcmetropolis.org

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lawrence.com

"they sing in boisterous voices and play accordions and seduce their audiences with a combination of hard liquor and woozy gypsy waltzes." - richard gintowt, lawrence.com

click here to read this article online. (includes a podcast.)

 

the pitch

"i knew my gender afforded me a little added security against getting singled out by the singer for alacartoona. but this is a cabaret act that used to gig regularly at bar natasha." - crystal wiebe, the pitch

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kkfi 90.1 fm

"with us live in the studio we have members of alacartoona who are currently in the midst of creating a new project, a full-length stylized concert film called 'night is the mirror.'" - mark manning, kkfi 90.1 fm

click here to listen to the interview.

 

ACCORDEON & accordéonistes

"alacartoona est une formation hétéroclite du kansas [city], bizarroïde, bien éclatée. un cabaret moderne qui se laisse aller à des compositions originales et pleines d'humour." - françoise jallot, ACCORDEON & accordéonistes

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the kansas city star

"the sound of alacartoona jumps around the big music buffet: gypsy-folk and folk-rock and show-tune pop and lounge jazz and free-form jazz, all performed by a quartet that is so portable and organic it could stage itself on a street corner if it wanted." - tim finn, the kansas city star

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kc stage

"the sound is uncluttered, balanced, and strong, but never tame. one can say alacartoona is erotic without being raunchy, classic but not dated, and spicy without being overpowering. the players commit to the style and concept with passion and dedication, which boosts the act from a mere band to a true theatrical experience." - michelle cotton, kc stage

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suite101.com - cd review

"...the most striking features of this record are its intimacy and its high body count." - brett hooton, suite101.com

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verge magazine

"alacartoona both is and isn't a berlin-style cabaret performance group. the band members...do, indeed, mount a playful, emotional performance of cabaret-style oompah-bombast; they will tell you, however, that alacartoona is more than a band. it is a living spirit, to which they refer in the third person, always respectfully." - chris packham, verge magazine

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the pitch

BEST SEXY MUSICIAN, FEMALE - 2005
ruby falls, alacartoona

"once she's gotten the audience's attention with her feminine wiles, ruby dazzles, shifting from melodramatic diva to brokenhearted tramp to proud heroine in the course of just one song. this gal was born for the stage -- and we were made to look at her." - jason harper, the pitch

 

the buzz - 96.5 fm

"you guys call it 'modern cabaret.' i kind of think it's like homosexual burlesque rock but i like it, nonetheless." - lazlo, krbz 96.5 fm

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kcur - 89.3 fm

"the founders of the performing troupe known as alacartoona have backgrounds in acting, theater and rock but they wouldn't call themselves any one of those things." - steve walker, kcur 89.3 fm

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the x

"...the quartet invokes thoughts of smoky clubs, gin-soaked revelers and love - in all its forms." - troy chrisman, the x

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