Lambchop: Showtunes, The Bible
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Lambchop: Showtunes, The Bible

“Even [Kurt] Wagner’s lyrics, traditionally Lambchop’s engine, feel haunted in their spareness, the action often occurring in the gaps between words … belongs squarely to the avant-garde.” —New Yorker

It’s “show tunes for people who don’t like show tunes” and “spiritual music for the godforsaken,” deadpans indie folk/pop hero Lambchop’s lead creative Kurt Wagner. This diverse collection of new songs from Lambchop’s 2021 album Showtunes and his forthcoming 2022 release The Bible features a 16-piece ensemble that includes local and national heavyweights Andrew Broder (Fog), CJ Camerieri (Bon Iver, Carm), Blake Morgan (VOCES8), Ryan Olson (Poliça), Cole Davis, and Bryan Nichols. Swirling together everything from turntables and a grand piano to horns and a choir, this new work exemplifies the driving ethos of this unclassifiable band.

Walker Commission/World Premiere

Copresented by Liquid Music.

Commissioned by Liquid Music and the Walker Art Center. Presented by the Walker Art Center; produced by Liquid Music.

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  • Commissioned by Liquid Music and the Walker Art Center with support from Anne Carayon and Dan Pennie, Michelle Klein, Jennifer Leopold, Kate Nordstrum, Jon Oulman, Peter Remes, and Dr. Tom Von Sternberg and Eve Parker. In-kind support provided by the Minneapolis Club. Presented by the Walker Art Center; produced by Liquid Music.