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Shilpa Ray

  • Comet Ping Pong 5037 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

$12 - Doors 10:00pm - All Ages

Shilpa Ray
New album Door Girl out on September 22 via Northern Spy
https://www.facebook.com/shilpa.ray.9/
https://shilparay.bandcamp.com/
http://doorgirl.net/

Nobody grows up wanting to be an artist’s artist. Appreciated by the sub sect of the sub sect is like being the beauty queen at the leper colony. Hell, anybody who claims they grew up wanting to even be an artist rather than an astronaut or a Cthulhu is probably lying or was a corny kid. Art is hard and degrading and generally bullshit. Your friends will find you irritating and your parents will certainly not throw you a parade. But if you’re an artist you’re an artist; the soul will fuck you every time, what can you do?

Shilpa Ray is, through no fault of her own, one of our unsung great artists. Having made her bones with the gothic Sturm und Drang of Beat The Devil and moving forward to the blues erosion of “…and The Happy Hookers” Shilpa Ray has been, armed only with an incomparable voice and harmonium haunted by the ghosts of dead lovers, perpetually crying in the wind, hoisting both middle fingers in the general direction of god. It’s not a life a wise man would choose. Shilpa Ray kicks against the pricks but the pricks keep coming. But, again, what can you do?


Earlier Event: November 1
U.S. Girls
Later Event: November 12
No Age and Psychic Subcreatures