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    Linda Perhacs at the REDCAT 2009

    Los Angeles, California
    October 7, 2009

    Linda Perhacs is a singer and songwriter who released one lone album of fragile, beautiful acid folk in 1970, then disappeared for the next four decades into the wonderful world of dentistry. I first heard said record, Parallelograms, in 1999 on a bootleg reissue CD. I recall the gorgeous singing and great depth of poetry and emotion on display brought tears to my eyes, and the occasional patches of otherworldly electronic effects set my head aloft into a mysterious, airy, lavender bog. I never guessed that this music would be played live a decade later, but, indeed, it did during Linda’s first-ever public performance!

    The Walt Disney Concert Hall: Business up front. The REDCAT: Party out back. Linda Perhacs onscreen. Linda Perhacs and the band perform Parallelograms. Brian Akio-Martinez, Niki Randa, Mia Doi Todd and Ben Knight perform Sandy Toes. Mia Doi Todd performs Morning Colors. We Are the World performs Moons and Cattails. We Are the World performs Moons and Cattails. We Are the World performs Moons and Cattails. We Are the World performs Moons and Cattails. Tom Brosseu performs Porcelain Baked-Over Cast-Iron Wedding. Julia Holter performs Delicious. Crystal The REDCAT Dancers perform If You Were My Man. Ariana Delwari, Nic Rosen and Matthew Cooker perform Call of the River. Hecuba performs Hey Who Really Cares? Rio en Medio and Naybab perform Dolphin. Linda Perhacs and the band perform I Dance For My Brother. Linda Perhacs and the band perform I Dance For My Brother. Linda Perhacs and the band perform I Dance For My Brother. The LA Ladies Choir performs Parallelograms. The LA Ladies Choir performs Parallelograms. The LA Ladies Choir performs Parallelograms. Thought Forms and Parallelograms flyer.
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    On October 7, 2009 at the REDCAT theater in the back of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, Linda was joined by a cast of dozens of friends for a multi-media re-interpretation of Parallelograms. Encompassing music, dance, film and a slide show, the event produced a seemingly endless parade of unpredictable, modern and downright strange sights and sounds. In fact, the entire album was covered in a totally non-lame manner by quite disparate means, including gentle wafts of synth and vocals, a full-blown dance troupe, acoustic guitar-led ensembles, acapella vocals with a wine glass backing, an all-out rock band, a huge women’s choir and so much more. It was a wonderful night of creativity that I’ll never forget. I hope it comes out on DVD someday so others can experience it.

    More: Anthology Recordings, Forced Exposure, Last.FM, LA Weekly, MySpace, Official

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    Text and photos ©2009 Arcane Candy.

    One Response to “Linda Perhacs at the REDCAT 2009”

    1. I’m somewhat confused. Linda Perhacs wasn’t actually there: how could it be her performance? I think you mean it was other artists interpreting her songs, performing in her spirit.

      I only make this sarky comment because I wanted so badly to see Linda perform her own material again!

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