Sunday night at AS220, another episode of The Coincidental Hour — “The Future is not as good as it used to be.” The creators of The Coincidental Hour describe it as,
. . . a night of eclectically curated eccentricity, an untraditional cabaret harkening back to the days when this kind of cabaret never occurred because it hadn’t happened until now, and a feast/feat of daredevilish crossings of artistic humanity from in and out of town. Master of ceremonies Ric Royer will be your guide through striking and uncanny occurrences of fun noise, weird films, “performance”, different comedy, word shows, and something to dance to.
Ric Royer has been blessed with theatrical gifts not easily described. But he has in the past demonstrated a very pleasing singing voice while serving up his demented songs of ennui. He looks the part as well — dissipated, louche, like he’s been up all night. And while that was extremely entertaining, the program on Sunday may yield different rewards altogether. It’s hard to know what he’s describing, but you won’t be bored.
In this episode, Ric gets moody and believes that the good times are dead, but his friends Talibam!, Boxcutter, Diego Perez, Idiot Magnet, the Sarah Reiter Oracle and a cool movie all come over to the Coincidental Hour to try and show him that the good times are in our aheads, not just in our behinds! …but will it work? Laissez les bons temps rouler!
$6, 9pm, Sunday, January 29, AS220, 115 Empire Street