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Liz Cooper / Rachel Shortt & The Underwoods / Sarah Arafat
Thu, Oct 13 Show: 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
$15.00
Liz Cooper

Thursday, October 13
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$15 adv / $18 dos
All Ages

Liz Cooper

On the porch of her one-time Nashville home, Liz Cooper had a multimedia project that combined two of her loves: lips and cigarettes. She painted her own lips with red paint and kissed a canvas two or three hundred times, later dotting them with the detritus left behind in ashtrays by her friends. An overlap of intimacy, indulgence, cheekiness, and sensuality, the piece complements Cooper's roiling second record, Hot Sass. Over jagged, frenetic guitar parts, Cooper sets expectations aflame with the record's title track. Her songs unfurl like smoke spiraling off an incense cone late in the afternoon, with Cooper pushing deeper into psychedelic openness, punk ferocity, and beyond.

Hot Sass marks multiple departures for Liz Cooper: from her nine-year home of Nashville, from her band addendum of the Stampede, from any genre-burdened expectations she'd accumulated over the years. After heavy touring in support of 2018's Window Flowers, where her songs stretched out in live settings, she felt constricted by the Americana-adjacent associations that the Stampede carried. So with her bandmates' blessing, she dropped the moniker, pursuing sounds and songs that let her chase the inspiration lent to her by the likes of Courtney Love, Lou Reed, and David Bowie.

In Burlington, Vermont, Cooper and her cohort -- Ryan Usher, Joe Bisirri, and Michael Libramento -- recorded Hot Sass at Little Jamaica, the personal studio/private residence of producer Benny Yurco (Michael Nau). The intimacy of the space and the players' provided a wide-open approach to Yurco's live setup for rolling forward with minimal takes, a sensibility abetted by a whole lot of psychedelic mushrooms consumed in the process. Cooper recorded her guitar parts from the kitchen and living room while Usher played drums in a bedroom.

https://lizcoopermusic.com/

Rachel Shortt & The Underwoods 
Rachel Shortt is a passionate, self taught, indie singer/songwriter. Her music expresses a raw and emotional take on life, love and relationships. Each song articulating a full range of human emotion with a unique style and personal connection to her audience.  
 “Her provocative lyrics approach poetry in their elegant simplicity and ability to stand alone.” - Jim Ewinger CPD

 

Rachel Shortt & The Underwoods
Rachel Shortt is a passionate, self taught, indie singer/songwriter. Her music expresses a raw and emotional take on life, love and relationships. Each song articulating a full range of human emotion with a unique style and personal connection to her audience.  
 “Her provocative lyrics approach poetry in their elegant simplicity and ability to stand alone.” - Jim Ewinger CPD
Sarah Arafat