Music: Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps this Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 8 PM

Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps return to the Best Video Performance Space this Wednesday, Jan. 23. The music starts at 8 PM; the cover charge for this show is $5.

Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps–composed of Nathan Bontrager on cello, Adam Matlock on accordion, Michael Paolucci on percussion, and Brian Slattery on violin and banjo–plays as much music as it’s able to: blues and murder ballads, Eastern European folk, traditional music from North and South America, tango, swing, classical music, and the songs of contemporary songwriters (including Matlock), using the influences of the music they love to create fluid, improvised arrangements.

A YouTube video of Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps performing at the wonderful area music venue  The Outer Space in 2011:

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Thursday, Jan. 24. No event.

• Wednesday, Jan. 30. ACOUSTIC SOUL: ROBERT MESSORE & CHRISTINE GARDNER

• Thursday, Jan. 31. PSYCH/FOLK: PONYBIRD

• Wednesday, Feb. 6. AVANT-GARDE: JACK VEES

• Thursday, Feb. 7. ROCK: THE IVORY BILLS

• Monday, Feb. 11. WHAT WOULD YOU DO? FILM SERIES: GONE BABY GONE

• Wednesday, Feb. 13. EARLY MUSIC/CLASSICAL: RAVENNA MICHALSEN & ALEXANDER SMITH

Wednesday, Feb. 20. JAZZ: THE ELLIGERS BROTHERS BANDS

• Thursday, Feb. 21. SINGER-SONGWRITER ROCK: THE STREAMS DUO

• Wednesday, Feb. 27. SINGER-SONGWRITER ROCK: THE SHELLYE VALAUSKAS EXPERIENCE

• Thursday, Feb. 28. ART SONG WITH TUNED WINE GLASSES: JONNY RODGERS