Thursday, October 4
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Coming from the land of earthquakes, social movements, social networking, peacelovers and global corporate conglormerates, Rupa and the April Fishes embody the pluralistic and paradoxical sounds of the San Francisco Bay area. Whether singing in French, Spanish, English, Romany, Tzotzil or Hindi, Rupa of Rupa & the April Fishes has a voice that sounds "like sips of hot coffee with bits of spiced cake" (NPR), fronting "one of the hottest emerging acts" (Time Out Chicago) on the San Francisco scene. Each show delivers horn-blaring, upright bass- thumping energy from band led by a "passionate performer who can go from a stomp to a waltz to a whisper and back again (LA Times)."