This event is 21 and over.
$21.00 – General Admission (Advance)
$25.00 – General Admission (Door)
*plus applicable service fees
Tickets available at The Independent box office (628 Divisadero, SF) with no service charge.
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Juana Molina is one of the most original, imaginative and internationally embraced Argentine musicians recording today. She weaves together propulsive acoustic guitar strumming, clanging percussions, dreamy ambient keyboards and then spreads her ethereal voice over the whole blend. She produces the music on her own, using looping technology to layer the different elements on top of one another, creating whirling, hypnotic and often gorgeous musical tapestries.
David Byrne, National Public Radio in the US, the quintessential tastemaker website Pitchfork and the New York Times have all sung her praises. In recent years she has toured internationally, including a North American tour opening up for indipop darling, Leslie Feist.
When you ask most Argentines for an opinion of her music, however, you are likely to get a response related to her popular sketch comedy show from the 90s, Juana y Sus Hermanas. The local tendency to pigeonhole her as a wacky comic actress. Appreciation of the originality of her art has grown in recent years in concurrence with the rise of her international popularity but her early dismissal by critics here in Argentina continues to hang over her.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It was this early criticism of her music that freed her to defy expectations on following albums. She could venture beyond influences and plunge ever deeper inside herself digging out the music that she herself found most pleasing.