Reimagined lyrics cast an unflinching gaze upon 21st Century pop figures and reality stars that, “use their fame for all the wrong reasons.”
Sunday night may be one of the only shows Rudy de Anda’s band, Rudy de Anda, will play in Long Beach before their new record is released and they go on tour.
It began as “an excuse” for Jasper Wong to “bring his friends together and paint” in his native Hawaii years ago. Now, the three-year-old Pow! Wow! School of Music is expanding to Long Beach, along with some seven other cities, after stints across the globe and at SXSW.
Two women vocalists, who have been prowling around, feeling out the periphery of the stage, suddenly explode, singing, almost shouting, in rapid-fire unison. The syllables spin past you, until you clearly hear, “Another twisting of the knife/ Another twisting of the knife. … What everybody says is always right!” And so begins another White Murder show–and it only builds in intensity from there…