Fuck That: The Anti-Holiday Show

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Sprightly musician Erin McKeown has what is by any measure a great career. In little more than a decade, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has released seven full-length records featuring enjoyable takes on folk, swing and rock ’n’ roll. She’s even currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Despite her success, it turns out that this talented queer artist has long been harboring a dark secret: She loathes the holidays. Given the consumer frenzy that seizes our nation during this time, expressing even a smidgen of ambivalence regarding the Yuletide season can get one branded a freak. McKeown’s not one for half measures, though. Her latest record includes tracks like “Santa Is An Asshole,” which identifies jolly St. Nick as “an icon of the Right,” and “It’s a Very Queer Christmas,” which enumerates all the humiliations suffered by every homosexual who’s ever brought a partner home for Christmas dinner. Sound appealing? Then come out to hear this curmudgeonly caroler parody old chestnuts like “Silver Bells” and play other lumps of coal from her anti-holiday record. -Raymond Simon

8pm. $24-$34. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com
 

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WHEN
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Recurring: ONCE

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8pm $24-$34

WHERE
World Cafe Live , 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 12/04/2011. .

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