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Carol Lipnik at the Stereo Society

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Carol Lipnik

Carol Lipnik is acclaimed for her hauntingly beautiful multi-octave voice and her spellbinding performances of darkly humorous and wrenchingly honest songs in which waves of melancholy break on a debris-strewn shoreline of ecstasy.

The music does more than evoke a shadow-world of mysterious, often misunderstood creatures, from sideshow freaks and b-movie monsters to love’s obsessive victims. It creates that world, bringing it into audible being through her stunningly versatile four-octave voice and expressive, impeccably crafted songs. Her live shows draw audiences in with an intimacy and intensity that is both theatrical and deeply musical. Whether performing as a duo with pianist Matt Kanelos or with a full-band version of Spookarama (named for Coney Island’s iconic dark ride) with music director, Dred Scott, and featuring some of New York’s most inventive players, her repertoire – ranging from mad, carnival-ride tangos and waltzes to dramatic Bowie-esque rock and intricate, semi-acoustic art songs is unified by the singer’s visionary commitment to the beauty of strangeness and the strangeness of beauty. Carol Lipnik’s songs and performances are, in the truest sense, enchantments.

She may be the only mermaid represented at the Stereo Society.

2017/2018 Events

Artist in residence at Pangea, NYC
Performing on Sunday October 22nd, then November 5, December 3, January 4
Show starts 7pm/ doors 6pm
$15 cover in advance/ $20 at the door
For more info, visit Pangea’s website

Read the Review by the New York Times
And the Lo-Down

“Of all the many ongoing weekly gigs in this city, it’s impossible to think of a more happening one right now than this show…If state-of-the-art songcraft and magical voices are your thing, miss this at your peril. Years from now, people will be saying they were here even if they weren’t.” New York Music Daily

Carol Lipnik's album, Almost Back To Normal

Carol Lipnik’s new art-song collection,
Almost Back to Normal is now available!

Recorded using a 1895 Steinway grand piano in the world-class sonics of Peter Karl Studios in Brooklyn, it’s a collection of tersely intense song-craft and longer-scale, psychedelically-tinged mood pieces

Find out more about the album, buy from CDBaby or from iTunes

Live drawing of Oh, The Tyranny, created by Flash Rosenberg during a performance at Pangea, NYC. See more live drawings of Carol’s songs .

Live drawing of Oh, The Tyranny, created by Flash Rosenberg during a performance at Pangea, NYC. See more live drawings of Carol’s songs .

In interview, Carol talks with Mike Thorne about the Coney Island carnival world in which she grew up and how it informed her different view of the world. Her song Ships That Pass in the Night, is a popular cut on the Stereo Society’s Sprawl CD.

Carol Lipnik