Xenia Rubinos

Manic Productions Presents:

Xenia Rubinos

An Historic, Olive Tiger (solo)

Sat, March 15, 2014

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Cafe Nine

New Haven, CT


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Xenia Rubinos
Xenia Rubinos
Vocalist and composer Xenia Rubinos crafts movingly powerful songs dipping in and out of genre and structure to create a sound that is fearlessly her own. Xenia’s powerhouse vocals are at the center of her music which grows from a wide range of influences from R&B to Hip-Hop to Caribbean rhythms and jazz all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut album Magic Trix was released in 2013 by Ba Da Bing! Records to wide critical acclaim. Pitchfork lauded the radiant singer as “a unique new pop personality” while a profile in The New Yorker described her work as “rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre”. Xenia’s energetic live show and presence echoes some of the larger than life iconic singers she admired as a child including Judy Garland, Nina Simone and La Lupe while her powerhouse vocals recall the pop sensibility of Mariah Carey and soulfulness of Erykah Badu. Touring the US and Europe extensively, she has played more than 150 shows both as a headliner and supporting act for such diverse bands as Man Man, Battles, Coco Rosie, and Deerhoof. Xenia has been hard at work on her followup full length LP due out Spring 2016.
An Historic
An Historic is the songwriting alias of composer/accordionist/vocalist Adam Matlock, focusing on frenzied and narrative songs with elements of Balkan music, cabaret, many varieties of art-song and American soul and punk. Songs are performed live with a core of solo accordion and voice, and Matlock sometimes gets help from collaborators Nathan Bontrager, Michael Paolucci, Brian Slattery and Carl Testa in realizing the songs in full.
Olive Tiger (solo)
Olive Tiger is driven by the obsessive need to bring imagined sounds to life, creating experiences of beauty and profundity in the process. Based in New Haven, the group uses cello, violin, guitar, drums, bass, and electronics to craft a unique blend of melody-driven orchestral rock sounds. Olive's hauntingly beautiful vocals and cello are backed by seductive rhythms with an electronic tinge. The result lands somewhere between St. Vincent, My Brightest Diamond, tUnE-yArDs, Fiona Apple, and Andrew Bird. Olive Tiger's debut album "Until My Body Breaks" is out September 2016.
Venue Information:
Cafe Nine
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511