WCBN and UMMA present
Wednesday March 8th 8:30 PM
Rachel's five Quarterstick releases have inspired numerous attempts to describe the band and its style, resulting in phrases like "subversives with a cello," "classical post-rock," "post-classical," "lo-fi Louisville loafers," and finally, "the foremost purveyors of forlorn and lamentatious orchestral arrangements in the indie world". Perhaps more accurately, The New York Times described Rachel's as "mature enough to disregard trends and do what they like." Simply put, Rachel's is a collective of friends playing in an instrumental band that share the desire to explore ideas together without manifestos or genre biases. The band is based in Louisville, Kentucky (state motto: united we stand, divided we fall.)
Rachel's has toured North America and Europe, appearing in libraries, churches, rock dungeons, ballrooms, bowling alleys and movie theaters. Their diverse audiences have included punk kids and grandparents, classical and jazz devotees, and the ocassional infant.
Part of the WCBN Concert Series at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
Added by jnotaria on February 23, 2005