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Tune-Yards at The Catalyst

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LOOPTASTIC: Tune-Yards is back with another album and playing The Catalyst. Photo Eliot Lee Hazel.

LOOPTASTIC: Tune-Yards is back with another album and playing The Catalyst. Photo Eliot Lee Hazel.

Merrill Garbus’ music draws from an eclectic variety of sources and utilizes elements such as loop pedals, ukulele, vocals and lo-fi percussion. It’s been four years since she’s released any music. Her 2011 album, Whokill, was originally titled Women Whokill, and was meant to feature an all-female cast of collaborators. There’s definitely a feminist and queer-friendly quality to some of the early figures Garbus found inspiring–Patti Smith, Ani DiFranco and Nina Simone. Her new single, “Look at Your Hands” is a 1980s throwback production coming from wanting the vocals to sound robotic to counter the sincerity of her lyrics.

Tune-Yards
Sat, 9pm, $18+
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz

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