Escape-ism (Ian Svenonius – The Make Up)

Please Please You presents
Escape-ism
(Ian Svenonius – The Make Up)
The Crescent, York
Saturday 15th September, 7.30pm. £10adv
Tickets are £10 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

Introduction to Escape-ism shouldn’t only be reviewed in the music press but in the “world affairs” column of a conspiracy-minded newspaper, on a hot-rod review TV show, or possibly at an important conference by a renowned astrophysicist. It’s that important!

Why? Because it’s the first “solo” record by Ian Svenonius—of groups The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang, The Nation of Ulysses, XYZ, Weird War, etc. and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group, and Censorship Now!!—and as such, it’s profound, prophetic, perverse, and poetic… It’s introverted glitter, violence against the state, obsessive desire; it stomps on convention, shreds constitutions, clobbers pre-conceived notions of what a record can be.

Yes, that’s right: a single-person performance by I.F. Svenonius—recognized by Performer Magazine as the “greatest performer on the planet”—Introduction to Escape-ism is a bite into a one-banana bunch.

A drum box, a guitar, a cassette player, and a single slobbering, sinful voice singing out…for a way out. Live, it’s a new paradigm of performance: raw, gestural, idiotic, sublime, revolutionary, poetic, faux naïf, unknowing, a drainage pipe that leads to who knows where.

Please Please You presents
Escape-ism
The Crescent, York
(Ian Svenonius – The Make Up)
Saturday 15th September, 7.30pm. £10adv
Tickets are £10 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

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