Kim Smith: Nova Noir, live at the Gallery at LPR, Dec 12!

Kim Smith ©2013 RAM IMAGERY. Mauricio A. Rodriguez. All Right Reserved

Kim Smith ©2013 RAM IMAGERY. Mauricio A. Rodriguez. All Right Reserved

Thursday, December 12, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC — Doors open at 7, Programme at 7:30 — $10 advance tickets (CLICK HERE), $15 at the door.

Nova Noir will feature very special guest artist, Justin Sayre (Curator and Host of “The Meeting), reading an enchanted Christmas tale, in this, our December edition of the programme!

My own electropop originals (available here on iTunes) receive a decadent 1920′s treatment at the hands of accordionist/music director Benjamin Ickies and our rogue band of marauding musicians (including Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls!)  in NOVA NOIR an evening of dark, disfigured pop and peculiar period treasures.

Nova Noir re-imagines works by Weimar-era composers, and modern-day artists alike: Friedrich Hollaender, Cher, Kurt Weill, the Supremes, Kylie Minogue, Hanns Eisler, and myriad glittering others, and incorporates electropop gems from my debut album, “Nova.”

Copies of Nova and my cabaret EP, The Tease, will be available for purchase after the show. Nova is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, worldwide.

Listen below to Edith Piaf’s classic, “Padam” as transformed by myself and Benjamin Ickies, in our ’90′s trip-hop studio recording:

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, NYC

“(Smith) embodies all that is unique about this art form — it would be a challenge to look away from him. There isn’t an extraneous gesture, expression, word or note. He has chiseled away everything that is unimportant to get down to a precise core. This is cabaret at its best and most interesting!”

Arthur Frank, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, New York City