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A Sad-Ass Cabaret



A Sad-Ass Cabaret delivers exactly as advertised. Singer-songwriter Lindsay Robertson finger-picks an acoustic guitar as she sings a sampling of songs from some of the saddest musical denizens of the last century. Between songs—and often between verses—familiar Fringe performer TJ Dawe recites poetic monologues that offer detailed context about the musician's misfortune. Be it tortured family relations, shattered love, or unjust industry pressures, Dawe seems to tell all. He uses his animated voice to create dramatic retellings of some of their happiest and equally dark moments. His emotional buildups substantially contribute to the sad concert’s ambiance, empowering each of  Robertson’s covers. She sings with a restrained power that pulls the melancholy out of each lyric. All together, A Sad-Ass Cabaret is a performance that’s as educational as it is affecting, bringing you closer to the struggle that willed some of the best music into existence. -Kevin Pennyfeather


Gig City


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