El Perro del Mar & Taken By Trees

Concert

With El Perro del Mar, Taken by Trees and Sarah Assbring

Past event
Friday 19 February 2010

The Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre

820 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, Boston 02139
United States
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Web: www.cambridgeymca.org/theatre.html

MOVED TO THE BRATTLE: late show at 10:30 PM!

El Perro Del Mar & Taken By Trees
with Anna Ternheim
From Sweden
Friday, February 19, 8:00 PM

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Harvard Square
Cambridge MA, 02138
General admission
$15.00

Taken by Trees is the solo project of Victoria Bergsman, former lead singer for the Concretes. For her most recent album, East of Eden, Bergman undertook a dramatic and transformative trip to Pakistan to collaborate and record with local folkloric musicians. The resulting songs, including a cover of Animal Collective’s “My Girls” (re-titled “My Boys”) blur preconceived notions of the traditional and contemporary.

Under the pseudonym El Perro del Mar, Swedish vocalist Sarah Assbring sings with a deep and meaningful longing. Her tender, angelic voice is underscored by shimmering pop and folk melodies, expressing an inner turmoil and boundless desire. Fellow Swede Anna Ternheim will open.

Subscription discounts are not available for this concert.

For tickets or more information call WorldMusic/CRASHarts at (617)876-4275 or buy online at www.worldmusic.org.
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  • johnfranny

    El Perro del Mar provided a great, too-brief set, consisting mostly of songs from 'Love Is Not Pop.' Her cover of the xx's "Shelter" was quite awesome. Taken by Trees appeared to be feeling the effects of the time change (show was supposed to be 8 pm, but doors didn't open until 10 pm). Still, she gave an incredibly endearing performance. She revealed that "The Greyest Love of All," a song I formerly thought to be about the complexities of human connection, was about her cat Chico. "Anna" was great. "Watch the Waves" killed. No "Young Folks," but that was a long shot anyway. Also, in response to an audience member's question, "Do you care about the young folks?," she responded, kindly, "Of course I care about the young folks." Of course.

    3 Mar 2010 Reply

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