Press Play: Calliope Musicals

Eccentric, positive, and vibrant are just three magic words to describe Calliope Musicals. The sextet hails from Austin, Texas and are highly regarded for their avant-garde live performances. Frontwoman and guitarist Carrie Fussell orchestrates shows with dynamic vocals and dance moves that only the most charismatic could convene.  Josh Bickley (drums and vocals), Andrew Vizzone (bass and vocals), Joe Cannariato (lead guitar and vocals), and Craig Finkelstein (vibraphone and vocals) round up the group. 

Calliope Musicals provide a sensational take on space rock with influences from 80s new wave bands like Talking Heads and Blondie. Their infectious rhythms and catchy choruses aren’t just for manic dance sessions though– they have a message too. On the group’s latest album “COLOR/SWEAT”, the opening track Fear This Body acts as a cathartic self-love anthem. “I will not fear this body” Fussell sings, “I will not doubt its power.” As is classic Calliope Musicals fashion, all of “COLOR/SWEAT” is unapologetically bold and wonderfully positive. 

Calliope Musicals recently set out across the states on their Deep End Tour and will be in Tulsa August 8th at the Blackbird on Pearl. Check out the rest of the dates below:

July 6th – Banks Street Bar in New Orleans, LA

July 7th – The Nick in Birmingham, AL

July 8th – Georgia Theater Roof in Athens, Georgia 

July 10th – East Room in Nashville, TN

July 12th – Free Candy in Philadelphia, PA

July 13th – Alphaville in Brooklyn, NY 

July 14th – Private Event in Washington, DC

July 15th – Piano’s in New York, NY

July 16th – NJFM in Jersey City, NJ 

July 20th – Evolve Festival in Moncton, NB 

July 24th – Mohawk Place in Buffalo, NY

July 26th – The VCR in Chicago, IL

July 27th – Cactus Club in Milwaukee, WI

July 28th – Eagles Club in Minneapolis, MN

August 2nd – Blackbird on Pearl in Tulsa, OK