Lederhosen Lucil Excites Contemporary Art Month with Playful Pop Tunes


  • Jocelyn Michel
Quirky proof that Contemporary Art Month extends beyond the visual realm, this official CAM event invites listeners into the wild and wooly world of Krista Muir — a Canadian musician who “lives in a world of surrealism, cuckoo clocks and antique lampshades” and has released seven albums either as herself or as her “fauxvarian alter ego” Lederhosen Lucil.

Although grounded somewhere in the realm of playful pop, Muir’s refreshingly original music bounces through sub-genres, adopting airs of psychedelia, folk and lo-fi electronica as she sings about everything from “sensitive boys to interconnectivity to women’s hockey.” A gifted storyteller and baritone ukulele wiz, Muir made a memorable impression as a FL!GHT Gallery resident during CAM last year.

The vocalist and multi-instrumentalist returns to the Blue Star Arts Complex in support of her 2018 release The Tides, a dark and moody offering enhanced with tenor sax, trumpet and — somehow unsurprisingly — a chainsaw helmed by “Sean of the Lawn.” Threatening to wear “nouveau Acidwashstarwarshosen” in lieu of her traditional Lederhosen Lucil getup, Muir welcomes locals Jess DeCuir (one half of the local synth-pop outfit Hyperbubble) and Dreambored (a side project for filmmakers Angela and Mark Walley) for her kid-friendly, pay-what-you-can Soiro Bizarro.

$5-$10, Tue March 13, 8-10:30pm, Brick at Blue Star, 108 Blue Star, (210) 262-8653, contemporaryartmonth.com.
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