Hurray for the Riff Raff

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Photo by Sarrah Danziger Hurray for the Riff Raff


Past Event

Location Info:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90038
“Tomorrow will come like the turning of the sun over tall buildings and the beating of drums,” Alynda Lee Segarra confides over a bed of percussion and under a wash of strings on the title track of Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new album, The Navigator. Such electronica-laced tracks as “Hungry Ghost” mark a shift in sound for the New Orleans band, which first came to attention in 2007 with a more rootsy mix of folk and blues. The change in styles also is reflected in the new songs’ subject matter, which was inspired in part by Segarra’s exploration of her Puerto Rican heritage. “First they stole our language, then they stole our names,” she sings coolly over the funky passages of “Rican Beach.” Local openers Kera & the Lesbians segue from languid garage-soul and down-home folk intimacy to dreamier bursts of pop exotica.
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