It’s been a really fun two weeks playing with Newspeak, one of my favorite bands, first at the Invisible Dog, and Friday at the Atlas Theater in DC, the latter was made even more awesome due to its proximity to Dangerously Delicious Pies. We were rewarded with a fantastic review in the Washington Post! You can check out the full review here, but a few choice quotes:
In the tiny but essential niche of punk-classical music, Newspeak pretty much rules. Driving rhythms, sophisticated compositions by cutting-edge composers, virtuosic playing on electrified instruments — there’s little not to like about the New York-based ensemble
And about yours truly
Newspeak’s gutsy soprano Mellissa Hughes, leading the ensemble with fire and purpose, ratcheted the work to a wild, intoxicating pitch
Wow- you rock, girl! We love you very much, Mellissa!