Sorry for the late notice, but one of the music underground’s most provocative new voices is coming to the Arlene Francis Center this weekend.

Ezra Furman and his band are bringing their upbeat, socially-aware, body-positive, psych pop, garage rock sound all the way from blustery Chicago to headline an incredible night of music, art and culture at, yes, Santa Rosa’s own  intimate little community theater, the Arlene Francis Center.

Here’s the tune that has the emerging new music world buzzing:

Inspired as a young teen by The Velvet Underground, Furman has embraced and championed the gender fluidity and ambiguous nature in much of today’s indie/pop music, creating a sound which welcomes any and all, and keeps those toes tapping along the way. Described by The Guardian as “the most compelling live act you can see right now,” Ezra Furman is an artist not to be missed.

ezra2 (1)Leading up to Ezra’s Santa Rosa debut is an eclectic lineup of local musicians, performers and visual artists, including a brand new masked-art performance by Santa Rosa’s Quenby! To get a sense, music-wise, listen to our very own Corner Store Kids, who always put on a danceable show with their mix of blues, punk and folk tunes. As can be expected at an Arlene Francis Center show, other acts will be peppered in throughout, including a multi-artist visual gallery by local Sonoma County independent artists. Some of the many featured artists will be Amanda Mae Blackmore, Angelina Rodrigues, Last 1123, Mary Roll, Ruth Donovan, Tonea Parlo and many more!

ezra (1)The all-ages show is this Saturday, December 5th at 8pm, at (as we may have mentioned) the Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth Street, Santa Rosa. There is a suggested donation of $7 – $12, which helps the venue run and bring in great shows like these, and helps the artists continue making amazing art for us to enjoy. That being said, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring your positive vibes and your love of music, art and good times. See you Saturday!

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