School of Music Visiting Artist Series
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:00 pm, Concert with Tearist, Front of the Supershop
Monday, April 17, 2017, 2-4:00 pm, Roy O. Disney Music Hall – MAP Forum
Musician, writer, performance artist and actor Yasmine Kittles is a member of the bands Tearist, Former Ghosts and Low Red Center. Rolling Stone describes her performance practice: “aided by her hair raising yelp—a voice ranging from an operatic shriek to a post-Lydia Lunch growl—Kittles is thunder onstage, her assault uniquely confrontational and her crowd’s response visceral”. The bio on the Tearist website reads: “Tearist is a movement. Tearist is movement. R.I.P. up the past. To begin again.” In a cover story on the band, the LA Weekly writes “Tearist could very well be the most crucial musical project to come out of Los Angeles in recent years.” Kittles also writes for VICE magazine as a guest columnist.