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June 15, 2019

Sweat the Rainbow

By: Laurie Gallardo

If you’ve been to a Calliope Musicals show, you’re richer with the knowledge that it’s not only an awesome, Joseph’s-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat extravaganza of a show, but an exhilarating reaffirmation of the healing and empowerment that music is capable of. Songwriter/front woman Carrie Fussell pens Calliope’s exuberant life embraces directly from the heart and soul – and appreciates unmitigated joy as an act of defiance. Take that, lame-o naysayers. And now you have Color/Sweat to reckon with.

Recorded at The Bubble by producer Frenchie Smith, the band’s new album pulsates with feverishly energetic, multi-rainbowed electro-pop vibes, led by Fussell channeling a kind of Nina Hagen/Kate Bush dance-funk nitro.

One for the books, baby. Catch Calliope Musicals today at Radio Coffee & Beer‘s 5-Year Birthday celebration, 4204 Manchaca Rd. The birthday show line-up is sick, yo: Magna Carda, Kelsey Wilson‘s (Wild Child) new project Sir Woman, and Rattlesnake Milk. The music starts early at 5 p.m.

Dance like no one can stop you. Because they can’t. Recommended.

-Photography by Kate Blaising.


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