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The Blow with Melissa Dyne

Performing Arts

Photo: Chas Bowie

The Blow with Melissa Dyne

special guest Blair

Next@Wex

This popular series introduces young indie scene music innovators in our intimate black box venues and welcomes breakout bands to larger theaters.

Fri, Nov 12, 2010 9 PM

"The songs are as charming, detailed and touching as ever. What more do you really need?"—Pitchfork

Khaela Maricich, who performs delightfully wry, lo-fi electro-pop under the name the Blow, returns to the Wexner Center with a special show that furthers her keen interest in boundary-blurring performance cabaret with a shimmying beat. Working with her collaborator, installation artist Melissa Dyne, who contributes sparkling visuals, lighting, and sonic elements for the evening, Maricich creates a witty narrative framework with twists about creating demos on spec for a tabloid-target actress looking to her for instant indie-pop cred. At a recent appearance at Joe's Pub, the Public Theatre's music venue, a New York Times reviewer offered this enthusiastic capsule: "The performance was an elaborate cabaret, replete with ornate stories about recording sessions, swapped life tales, and a pair of strappy gold pumps ostensibly given as a gift from (a celebrity muse, who shall go nameless) to Ms. Maricich.... They were terrific, the new songs, believable as identity-bending pop from a fallen celebrity or as deeply felt parody or as chipper performance art."

Special guest Blair opens the show.

The Blow - Knowing the Things That I Know

Catherine Opie, Untitled #1, 2012

Be sure to RSVP for our Spring Exhibitions Preview on Friday, May 15—and don't miss a conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten right before the reception.

Stephin Merrit

Magnetic Fields front man Stephin Merritt brings an acoustic set (and longtime bandmate Sam Davol) to our intimate Performance Space on Saturday, May 16.

Hours

11 AM - 6 PM
9 AM - 6 PM
8 AM - 4 PM
10 AM - 6 PM