Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Recording: Ronley Teper's Lipliners

Artist: Ronley Teper's Lipliners

Song: When Prince Came to The Rex

Recorded at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge (Somewhere There Creative Music Festival – Show 1), February 26, 2016.

Ronley Teper's Lipliners - When Prince Came to The Rex [intro]

Ronley Teper's Lipliners - When Prince Came to The Rex

Once again, the Somewhere There Festival filled up the Tranzac with a weekend jam-packed full of locally-based creative music. After the evening shows in the Main Hall, the action shifted over to the Southern Cross for late-night sets that tend to explore the interplay of improvisation with pop forms. There turned out to be plenty on improvisation in Ronley Teper's set, both as she showed off some of her breast (er, best) songs as well as excursions like this one — "This is a fifty-five second song," Teper says, before leading the band on this extended improvised odyssey, relating the story of the time Prince dropped by The Rex to check out a singer. The audio gives a sense of the craziness here, but you'll just have to imagine Teper freely roaming throughout (and beyond) the room as she drafted audience members to play different characters in her little sketch — all while Willow Rutherford did some fabulous jazz singing while the band riffed behind her.

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