Washington Center for the Performing Arts Olympia
Sat April 21, 7:30 pm All Ages
Recommended by Charles Mudede
I will always love Pink Martini for their exceptionally beautiful cover of the “Song of the Black Lizard,” the lead track for the campy late-1960s Japanese film Black Lizard. If you have not heard of the band, which was founded in Portland, Oregon, by the pianist Thomas Lauderdale in the mid-1990s, I recommend you enter its world by this door—this sensuous tune. Pink Martini’s world is trashy, elegant, erotic, and filled with those feelings that can be suggested only by things like the traces of lipstick on a wine glass, the final smoke rising from a extinguished cigarette, a rain-distorted face of someone in the back of a cab that’s passing by you at night.