Thursday, March 16, 2006

John Watts of Fischer-Z at Detour NYC!

The man is back in town: Legendary Brighton New Wave pioneer John Watts has a new record out and is jumpstarting his American release with a few exclusive shows. The Fischer-Z leader who celebrated chart-topping succes in Europe during the heydays of New Wave travels light: He carries an acoustic guitar and some wild effects. After playing the acclaimed South by Southwest Festival in Austin this week, he returns to NYC to play a show at Detour, on Tuesday, March 21st at 8pm, before heading back to England. If you have never experienced John live, the man is living on adrenalin and is a firework of song, stories, jokes and great melodies. Rumor has it the morexoptimotarian Heather might sit in on drums. The show is free and a further adventure into Michaels rapdily reputation building series Rock the Jazzbar. This is John Watt's first show in New York in over five years, and the man has quite some stories to tell you! Detour is at 13th Street, just around the corner from 1st Avenue in Manhattan.

And then later, let's all go down to Pianos at Ludlow and Stanton to hear Dorit Chrysler's unique Theremin show, followed by her crazy Serbian friends! Dorit will leave for extensive world touring too soon and this is one of your last chances to see her in NYC again. When she comes back in fall, she will be a veritable star, having played the festival of festivals, danish Roskilde.

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