.

Karen O to Premiere 'Psycho-Opera' in Brooklyn

Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocker's 'Stop the Virgens' part of Creators Project series

August 25, 2011 9:00 AM ET
karen o psycho opera moma
Karen O performs at the MOMA in New York City
Jim Spellman

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O will premiere her new "psycho-opera" Stop the Virgens at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn on October 12th as part of the Creators Project multimedia arts series. "I'm hoping to create an original live experience. It should feel like a psychedelic ride laced with catharsis," O said in a statement. "This piece isn't aiming to be all about spectacle or abstraction, though there is a good helping of both in the production."

The project, which was co-created by O along with design director KK Barrett, will be directed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp and feature musical direction by her YYYs bandmate Nick Zinner and frequent collaborator Sam "Squeak E. Clean" Spiegel. Other Karen O associates contributing to the show are YYYs drummer Brian Chase, actress Lili Taylor, keyboardist Money Mark and members of the Greenhornes and Raconteurs.

Photos: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Rock Chicago
Stop the Virgens is set for eight performances at St. Ann's Warehouse, concluding with a final show on October 22nd.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Long Walk Home”

Bruce Springsteen | 2007

When the subject of this mournful song returns home, he hardly recognizes his town. Springsteen told Rolling Stone the alienation the man feels is a metaphor for life in a politically altered post-9/11 America. “Who would have ever thought we’d live in a country without habeas corpus?” he said. “That’s Orwellian. That’s what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals.”

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com