Babylonian magic bowls and contemporary music come together to illuminate the parallels in home life between the ancient and modern worlds at a special performance by Jewlia Eisenberg's band, Charming Hostess. The performance marks the finale of Shema: What Jewish Culture Sounds Like, a year-long project exploring Jewish culture through the medium of sound. And Shema is excited to be hosting Eisenberg's sounds: "The committee that put this project together found her combination of musical experimentation and the reclaiming of Jewish text and culture very compelling," says David Shneer, director of the University of Denver's Center for Judaic Studies. "She's known internationally for her work doing that. It's very esoteric, but she turns it into this punk music."
Hear it at 9 p.m. tonight at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street. Tickets are $25 general admission, $15 for DU faculty and staff, $5 for those with a DU student ID. For more information, visit www.du.edu/cjs or call 303-871-3020. And if you can't make tonight's show, there's an encore performance tomorrow night in Boulder at the Rock N Soul Cafe.
Sat., May 10, 9 p.m., 2008