The Cure tribute show in benefit to NEO
The Center for the Arts presents
Friday, January 6, 8:00PM
$14 members, $17 general admission, $12 students
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)
DANCE CONCERT – Limited Theater Seating
Chat Room, Little Zebra, The Moore Brothers, Thomas Spellman, Sasha Soukup, Taylor Jean and the Blackbird Vox, Jay Tausig, Adrienne Beatty, Pregnant, Robert Heirendt’s Sea Creatures, My Dallas Teens, Limbos, Meri St Mary, Cassidy Joy & friends, Hazz, Huntressen, Jennifer Adams, The String Sisters, Hayley Pritchard & more!
With a “Tease Me, Tease Me, Tease Me” big hair contest and photo booth!
Original post-punks The Cure have had a career marked by euphoric highs, nihilistic lows, outrageous fashions and wild mood swings. Equally beloved for their funeral dirges and their sprightly pop songs, the Cure will be celebrated by a diverse collection of local music lovers at the ‘Cure For Boredom” tribute night Saturday, January 6th at the Center For the Arts.
“Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late ’70s, few were as enduring and popular as The Cure…and their influence could be heard clearly on scores of new bands during the new millennium, including many that had little to do with goth.” -allmusic.com
Founded in the British suburb of Crawley in 1979, the Cure began as a tense-though-poppy 3 piece who courted controversy with their first single “Killing An Arab’, a song based on Albert Camus’ existential classic ‘The Stranger.’ For the next 3 albums, the Cure grew increasingly dour, culminating in the genre-defining gothic classics.
After a short breakdown, The Cure bounced back with the synth-pop sendup “Lets Go To Bed”- a song which sent them on a collision course with the pop charts and unlikely new wave fame. Led by iconic singer Robert Smith, the band proceeded to combine pure pop with exotic and introspective flourishes. Their landmark album ‘Disintegration’ (1989) was a return to their goth roots, netting new fans with the creepy, crawly ‘Lullaby’ and the global hit ‘Lovesong’, a tune penned by Smith to celebrate his wedding to childhood sweetheart Mary Poole. The follow-up album ‘Wish’ sent The Cure to higher strata of pop stardom with the inescapably catchy ‘Friday I’m In Love’. The Cure have continued to churn out innovative and compelling albums 4 decades into their career and with every turn they attract new generations of musically adventurous fans.
“The Cure For Boredom” tribute night will be a celebration of these paradoxical pop stars, complete with goth-themed photo booth and a “Tease Me Tease Me Tease Me” big hair contest. Musically, the artists range from solo folk performers, experimental world music avatars and raggedy pop punk bands. The night will be a benefit for local youth organization NEO, dedicated to positive alternatives for young people in Nevada County. Beloved by everyone from gutter punks to soccer moms, “The Cure For Boredom” will have something for everyone.
NEO is a local nonprofit which focuses on empowering youth to make healthy lifestyle choices. In March of 2015, NEO opened doors to a Youth Center in Grass Valley, which offers free after school drop-in hours for middle school, high school and college aged youth. The Youth Center provides a variety of activities to engage youth, giving them the opportunity to connect, thrive and have fun. For more information visit www.ncneo.org.