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Uncle Bonsai

JAY HORTON
8 pm, Saturday May 18 | $17 advance, $20 day of show.
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St.
 

[A LILT IN THE ATTIC] The absurdly elongated tenures of modern folkies notwithstanding, Uncle Bonsai has enjoyed a remarkable longevity—even passing the Roches for perseverance—despite satirical sensibilities all but guaranteed to age poorly and careerist ambitions half-hearted at best. Collegiate sensations from that moment 'round 1981 when an undergrad trio first wed deceptively angelic harmonies to rather earthier themes, their vocal talents and moments of genuine wit hardly compensate for the self-congratulatory sheen meant to flatter the cleverness of their audience. The subsequent spread of popularity well beyond what should've only ever been the most insufferable elements of liberal arts elites could likely be blamed upon the long media shadow cast by their superfine; Bennington brought us Bret Easton Ellis as well, mind. Still, however immaculate their niche stardom, the Seattleites couldn't have wished to spend their next three decades touring "Cheerleaders On Drugs" and, after a handful of retirements failed to take (for two of the original members, anyway), they're now hawking bedtime stories for grown-ups alongside 2010 collection of choral whimsy The Grim Parade. Publish or perish, we suppose, though the choices needn't be mutually exclusive.



Where: Alberta Rose Theatre
Phone: 719-6055
Address: 3000 NE Alberta St.
Website: albertarosetheatre.com/

 
 
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