Poi Dog Pondering at Metropolis: 2 Very Special “Acoustronic” Performances with Visual Artist Marco Ferrari


CHICAGO-BASED ROCK AND SOUL OUTFIT TO PLAY THE METROPOLIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

Feb 11, 2010 Chicago, IL ­ — Platetectonic Music and NoVo Arts, Inc are proud to announce that Poi Dog Pondering will be playing two very special shows at the intimate Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights, IL on February 26th & 27th. Visual artist Marco Ferrari will join the band for both performances.

Known as “The little big band with the strong back and supple/stubborn heart,” Poi Dog Pondering has been following its intuition for over 25 years. From bohemian street buskers to impossible to market major label sacrificial lambs, PDP has ripened into staunchly independent musical voyagers. They have let every sound that has excited them flow through their music and flood it with ever changing colors: rock and soul; orchestral, acoustic and electronic textures; Americana, disco and international music. All styles are threaded along the way with lyrics that embrace the beauty and pain that life can bring.

Longtime Poi collaborator Marco Giovanni Ferrari is a video artist, curator and sculptor based in Chicago, Illinois. His work has appeared at the Chicago Cultural Center, Buddy Gallery and Interzona in Verona, Italy. He has also directed several music videos and documentaries for the band.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre opened its doors in April of 2000. Metropolis is a nonprofit organization, located at 111 West Campbell Street in the heart of downtown Arlington Heights. The Theater is part of a $22 million state-of-the-art facility that includes a 309-seat theatre, a bar, two restaurants, banquet facility, offices and free parking. There are multiple restaurants and retails shops within a few blocks of the facility. It is situated one and one half blocks from the Metra train stop.

For more on Poi Dog Pondering, Marco Ferrari and Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, be sure to check out the following:

platetectonicmusic.com
myspace.com/marcoferrari
metropolisarts.com