San Francisco's Space Lady is an accordion-playing alien abductee who lived in a cave and spent about 40 years on street corners delivering a unique mix of well-chosen covers (by The Sweet and The Electric Prunes) and true originals, with a sound that's as close to “outsider art” gold as there could ever be. In 2014, she's really getting going, abandoning retirement to do her first-ever live tour on the strength of a greatest-hits compilation just entering its second pressing. Her sci-fi (and lo-fi) Casio space-pop songs fit perfectly between that loneliest of lonelies, Sibylle Baier (whose rare and desolate '70s masterpiece Colour Green just hit vinyl again), and mad synthesizer scientists Silver Apples. This will be a one-of-a-kind show from a one-of-a-kind lady.

Fri., March 21, 10 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 03/21/14)

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