Quintron And Miss Pussycat – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – July 3rd, 2018

Quintron And Miss Pussycat

Genre-defying New Orleans mobile dance party with self-made electronic instruments and puppets

Quintron And Miss Pussycat


Tue, July 3, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Quintron And Miss Pussycat
Quintron And Miss Pussycat
Quintron and Miss Pussycat have been making genre-defying noise and hard rocking dance music in
New Orleans for over fifteen years. The majority of their 14 full-length albums have the psychedelic
soul of traditional New Orleans party music filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a
cache of self-made electronic instruments.

MISS PUSSYCAT plays maracas and sings, as well as entertaining all age groups with her highly
amusing technicolor puppet shows.

Hers are complex puppet shows beautifully crafted for success in intimate venues of late night
drinking and dancing: tactile, idiosyncratic characters, pithy dialogue, electronically pixilated
soundtracks, and trippy black light effects create a visual and engaging overture/finale to Quintron
and Miss Pussycat’s music sets. Quintron aids in puppet manipulation and voicing. Miss Pussycat, in
turn, sings lead and back-up and plays maracas during Quintron’s performances.

Quintron has released strange soundscapes based on inner-city field recordings of frogs and
neighborhood ambiance as well as holing himself up in THE NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART for three
months to create the epic “Sucre Du Sauvage” (Goner, 2011). In addition to his own recordings,
Quintron has played organ on a number of other records, most notably THE OBLIVIONS “9 Songs” and
STEVE RILEY AND THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS “Grand Isle” which was nominated for a Grammy in 2012
and featured the Quintron penned song “Chatterbox”. Most recently Quintron has been releasing
albums under the name “WEATHER WARLOCK”, a project which features his mammoth weather
controlled analog synthesizer. He and Miss Pusscyat were the chosen to be resident artists at
the ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION and it was there that he conceived and completed that
project while Miss Pussycat perfected the art of the inflatable puppet theater.

Quintron regards his most significant creation to be a patented instrument called THE DRUM BUDDY,
a light activated analog synthesizer which creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns. Notable
DRUM BUDDY clients include performers Nels Cline of Wilco, Laurie Anderson, Fred Armisen, and DJ
Mr. Dibbs.

The Quintron / Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, “Swamp-Tech”
dance beats, small explosions, incredible clothes, and entertaining puppet stories. You can see them
perform regularly at the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans, Louisiana or on one of their many tours
around the world. This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants, and
university lecture halls.”
Miss Pussycat has a new puppet show soundtrack album out on Terror Vision called
“Anthropomorphizer” and Quintron (as Weather Warlock) is about to release “Sympathetic Magic”,
an album recorded live in Abu Dhabi with mostly Middle Eastern improvisers.
Heavy Duty By Josiah Hughes/Exclaim Magazine (Canada) Portland's Mattress centres on the claustrophobic bedroom soul of weirdo Rex Marshall and his synthesiser. But on Heavy Duty, his debut full-length for Edmonton's Reluctant Recordings, his minimal, dark electro beats take a backseat to his sinister songwriting. Opener "Pollution" sets the tone with its eerie sounds and hopeless lyrics, while "Go Ahead and Litter" almost gets dance-y, with its dead funk guitar drone. The real gem is closing track "Bring It Down," with its heavy synths and melodic singing, showing a little heart amidst the creepiness. Limited to 300 and featuring shiny artwork courtesy of the Doers' Sean Maxey, this is a rare treat in outsider pop.