The Pseudo Cowboys Video Premier and Patreon Launch Party
Imurj will be hosting the Pseudo Cowboys Video Premier and Patreon Launch party, Saturday December 15th. The Pseudo Cowboys are a Raleigh-based band with a “captivating blend of raucous original rock and roll, channeling the classic sound of great 70’s rock-era bands and coupling it with a daring lyric style reminiscent of the early 1990’s movement.” Their exhilarating live performances aim to create an atmosphere based solely on the human experience in which the audience is fully engaged with the band.
This is a “The Beatles meets Ballet” performance, as the band will be premiering their music video featuring ballet and their cover of The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” After seeing the Carolina Ballet, Adam, vocalist for the band, was introduced to the principal ballerina of the company, Jan Burkhard, and they realized the similarities between music and ballet, which sparked the idea to combine the two. After Adam experienced the ballet a few more times, the idea for this video came to life: “Jan and another dancer (Eugene Shlapko) would perform live with my band, doing a tango-like tension filled back and forth to symbolize the dynamic between man and woman, and giving live imagery to John Lennon’s obvious ode to the power and mystique of Yoko Ono.” The performance was recorded at Lincoln Theatre, and served as a blend of rock and roll elements and ballet. To “give the project a proper send-off,” the band will be kicking off their live set at Imurj with Jan and Eugene performing the choreography to the song.
The Pseudo Cowboys are working to take a new direction with their work, and this launch party will be the kick-off to show the crowd their creative vision. Their goal is to connect with the audience to demonstrate their talent, humor, and attitudes while engaging the crowd with their creativity. As Adam puts it “All in all, The ‘Cowboys aim to create a put-your-cell phone
-away-and-feel-the-music experience.” So, Come ready to move. Come ready to shake. Come ready to let it all out. The Pseudo Cowboys are here to rock and roll.
Writer: Torie Tracy
Photos provided by the Pseudo Cowboys