"It’s All True," an "opera-in-suspension based on the complete live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi,” by the Brooklyn-based performance group Object Collection, is coming to Stateside at the Paramount May 18 to 20.
It’s a littler hard to describe so let’s go to the press release:
"Grounded upon the DC post-hardcore outfit’s 1987-2002 Live Archive series, the work uses only the incidental music, text and sounds, none of Fugazi’s actual songs. An obsessive leap into 1500 hours of gig detritus – random feedback, aimless drum noodling, pre-show activist speeches, audience hecklers, police breaking up gigs – is the foundation of an ear-body-and-mind-flossing 100 minutes for four voices/performers, four electric guitars/basses and two drummers.”
Here is the promotional video on Vimeo:
Over the band’s 15 year career, Fugazi played Austin 11 times -- nine at Liberty Lunch and twice at Emo’s. The band has not performed since November 2002 and has been on indefinite hiatus since 2003.
(Full disclosure: While I have nothing to do with this performance, I have book in 33 1/3’s series on Fugazi’s “In On The Kill Taker” appearing in stores April 19. So, yeah, I’m going to this.)