Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players continue to work the road
The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players--a mother, father and daughter who describe themselves as "an indie-vaudville conceptual art-rock pop band"--will preview material from their next album during a fall tour.
The quirky outfit-- father Jason Trachtenburg on guitar, keyboards and vocals; mother Tina Piņa Trachtenburg on vintage carousel slide projector; and Rachel Piņa Trachtenburg on drums--has lined up a series of U.S. dates that kick off on Sunday (10/10) and run until at least Nov. 20. Shows are booked primarily into theaters and clubs. A full itinerary appears below.
The group has dubbed the trek the "27 States of Vintage Fabric Tour '04," and is asking fans to bring "several yards of vintage fabric to potentially be used to construct the band's next set of stage costumes," according to a press release.
During the outing, the trio will perform material from last year's "Vintage Slide Collections from Seattle, Vol. 1," as well as new cuts from the forthcoming "The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Vol. 2: Adventures in Middle America, Vol. 2," which is due out "after the Christmas season," according to the group's publicist.
Originally a New York City-based performance-art act, the Trachtenburg family's transition to a touring and recording outfit is an unlikely one. The group explained its unique performance style in a message posted at its website.
"We take vintage slide collections that have been found at estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores, etc., and turn the lives of anonymous strangers in to pop-rock musical exposes based on the contents of these slide collections."