Friday, July 14, 2006

The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players

The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players are playing at the Duck Room on Thursday, September 14. The TFSP are a family of three -- father, singer, and keyboard player Jason; mother and slideshow projector Tina; and 12 year-old daughter and drummer Rachel -- that play songs based on vintage slide collections they've found at estate sales, garage sales, and thrift stores. Tina projects the slides behind the band as Jason and Rachel bust out vaudevillian-inspired pop songs. Its shtick, to be sure, but there is a heavy amount of performance art involved in the whole thing. One way or another, it's highly entertaining. I saw them two years ago or so at the Mad Art Gallery here in St. Louis and about three years ago opening up for the Polyphonic Spree at one of their annual Christmas shows, and I highly recommend catching the show.

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players - Middle America


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