How To Be A Rock Star

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Fri Jun 28, 10:15pm

Artist Sam Pocker takes songs from his catalog (he recorded 7 albums in one year) and combines them with some of his large-scale performance art pieces to create an all-new show. The performance will include elements of rock, pop, opera, country, dance, musical theatre, magic, illusion, mime, spoken word, puppetry, circus arts, and glow sticks.

As the self-proclaimed “Robert Wilson of dive bars”, Pocker is looking forward to using this festival to try out some new routines along with popular favorites from his band The Pretty Colors.

Learn More at sampocker.com

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"This show is unlike anything you will ever experience. All I have to say is that you should go check it out and just sit along for the odd, perplexing, and heartfelt ride. Right, so this show should be experienced as blindly as possible, so I'm going to speak in the most annoyingly vague way known to mankind. Know that there is audience participation. Also know that you're in good hands with Sam. I think this is what art is? Various things happen in the background while Sam performs - whether it's equipment being moved around, an audience member doing something on stage, or some sort of special effect. It's all very postmodern with Sam being willing to call attention to the artificial nature of the performance and remarking on his own abilities when he doesn't land a chord just right. Fourth wall? What fourth wall? The fourth wall is for sissies. The songs are solid too - gentle, warm, folksy, often with the theme of loneliness. I don't think you'll see anything else quite like this. The ending alone is worth the price of entry. It's hard to say what needs to be improved when a production has this clarity of intent. It's very much its own thing and either you're going to be sucked in or you're going to bounce right off. And that's just the chance you're going to have to take, my friend."

sweet - Drew Petriello


"This show is unlike anything you will ever experience. All I have to say is that you should go check it out and just sit along for the odd, perplexing, and heartfelt ride. Right, so this show should be experienced as blindly as possible, so I'm going to speak in the most annoyingly vague way known to mankind. Know that there is audience participation. Also know that you're in good hands with Sam. I think this is what art is? Various things happen in the background while Sam performs - whether it's equipment being moved around, an audience member doing something on stage, or some sort of special effect. It's all very postmodern with Sam being willing to call attention to the artificial nature of the performance and remarking on his own abilities when he doesn't land a chord just right. Fourth wall? What fourth wall? The fourth wall is for sissies. The songs are solid too - gentle, warm, folksy, often with the theme of loneliness. I don't think you'll see anything else quite like this. The ending alone is worth the price of entry. It's hard to say what needs to be improved when a production has this clarity of intent. It's very much its own thing and either you're going to be sucked in or you're going to bounce right off. And that's just the chance you're going to have to take, my friend."

sweet - Drew Petriello