Due to local, forecasted conditions in the area caused by Hurricane Nate, we made the very tough decision to cancel tonight's show with Lady Rizo in hope that an alternate location could be found. Her fantastic management team was able to do so and will be putting on the show themselves at Clayborn Temple. For more information regarding the show, check out Lady Rizo
Thank you for your patience and understanding. These are very tough calls, especially when they have to be made in advance, and we do our best to meet the needs of our artists and audience. We hope to see you all back out with us later this week with great free music by Lovelight Orchestra, FreeWorld's 30th Anniversary, Royal Studios, and Emily Barker. Full lineup www.levittshell.org or download the Levitt Shell app.
The NY Times described the Lady Rizo stage show as a “…fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock ’n’ roll.” What’s not to love? She will be bringing a family friendly and fun for all ages version to Memphis.
Having veritably invented “caburlesque” with her 2005 show Lady Rizo & the Assettes, she went on to earn a 2010 Grammy for a collab with, of all people, Yo Yo Ma. Now, in advance of the release of her second album, she’s got a quite fabulous new single, “Hit of You,” which BlackBook premieres here.
Never one to record the obvious, the song comes off like Queen’s “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon,” as produced by Sgt. Pepper era George Martin, and performed in 1930s Weimar. Got that?
She elaborates, “It’s about the feeling of euphoria that you associate with the best lover or a really great audience. [It features a] Lewis Carroll pitter-patter rap, and feels like falling down a rabbit hole.”
The follow up to her 2013 debut album Violet will be released this August 18. And it’s fittingly titled Indigo – which is known to be the color of perception and intuition.
“It’s like a tour of a grand old house,” she says of the album, “Every song is a different room.”
We can’t wait to get lost in it.