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What's Next: Club Propaganda
Anitra Warren, a.k.a, Anitra Opera Diva

Performance artist Anitra Opera Diva returns Friday (Jan. 29) to the Guitar Bar on MLK with another bizarro show, this one under the umbrella name Club Propaganda.

Anitra is a relatively new arrival in Savannah, having made her name in the performance art clubs of New York and Miami, often with her partner–in–shock and awe, Nicodemus. She has a three–octave vocal range, and is partial to interjecting operatic arias into her performance.

Here’s her description of Friday’s 11 p.m. show:

“This time I’ll have a vinyl military look and will be performing, among other arias, Purcell’s Cold Song. (I love Klaus Nomi’s version). We are enlarging the list of participating art stars, including Nicodemus creating unique electronic discordance, OgreGod projecting various propaganda films including banned Disney cartoons and Sharika Chapstick kicking in with an Electroclash set. I know what you’re thinking, just a typical night out in Berlin!”

Admission to the 21–and–over set is $5.

And now, this

...Coming to Loco’s Feb. 19: Drive–By Truckers veteran Jason Isbell and his rootsy Americana band the 400 Unit. The band’s self–titled 2009 album has been named one of the year’s best by numerous publications, bloggers, acoustic stars and people who simply dig it ...

...Jeff Whitty, who wrote the Tony–winning musical Avenue Q (it played the Johnny Mercer Theatre in December) will be a Visiting Artist at SCAD Jan. 30–Feb. 2. He’ll work with the college’s performing arts students in audition and dramatic writings classes.

He’s currently developing a musical adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels, with music by Jake Shears and John Garden of the Scissor Sisters....

... Scrapomatic, playing the Live Wire Music Hall Feb. 4, is a band featuring Mike Mattison, who sings with the Derek Trucks Band, and Dave Yoke, guitarist with Susan Tedeschi’s band. Derek and Susan are, as you know, married – and they’re doing a Savannah Music Festival show together April 1...

...For the Coastal Jazz Association, Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) means a Westin Harbor concert by the Savannah Stompers, an “old–timey” jazz ensemble that’s been together for 15 years. For the The Last Song, the band was invited to perform in the background. “So, if you decide to catch the Miley Cyrus film, look hard at the wedding reception scene,” says their website.

The 5 p.m. concert is free for CJA members, and $10 for everyone else...

... Additional congrats to Savannah metal mavens Baroness, just added to the lineup at California’s prestigious Coachella Festival April 16–18. Headliners this year include Thom Yorke, Jay–Z, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend and Gorillaz...