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Rasputina w/ Vita and the Woolf

October 15, 2016, 7:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop

For Fans Of: Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, Tori Amos


Doors open at 6:30pm
$15 ($10 w/ ISU student ID) in advance

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Born and raised in Kansas, Melora Creager – Rasputina directress for the past 20 years – comes from a musical family and received classical training. At 18 she moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design. While majoring in photography, she began playing her cello in rock bands and became involved with drag performers. She formed The Fingerlakes Trio, a falsely geeky classical group that performed covers of disco hits, before joining NYC’s Ultra Vivid Scene. Melora was Nirvana's cellist for their final tour in Europe.

The concept for the group came to her fully formed; the idea was written as a manifesto. Her intention was to create an electric cello choir - no boys or guitars allowed. Through want ads she recruited like-minded cellists. Rasputina evolved, employing elaborate costuming, as they were unable to move about while forcibly stationary in their chairs. What began as strictly "Victorian Whites"- bloomers, corsets and hoopskirts - has evolved into an amalgam of historical feminine icons - Indian princesses, Hawaiian handmaidens and fallen medieval queens.

Over the years, Rasputina has performed/recorded with Marilyn Manson, Cheap Trick, Goo Goo Dolls and many others. Hardened road-dogs, and with more than 7 albums under their belt, Rasputina continues to amaze and amuse.

When a certain roll of industrial-grade Saran Wrap runs out, Melora will disband the band.

Electronic soul pop duo Vita and the Woolf will support the show.

TICKETS: $15 ($10 w/ ISU Student ID) in advance $2 increase day of show



Purchase tickets in person at the M-Shop Box Office or over the phone at 515-294-8349 (M-F 11am-5pm).
A $1 service fee will be added to all telephone orders. Tickets also available online via MidwesTIX
A 3% service fee added to all online orders. 
All tickets are subject to an additional $2 MidwesTIX fee.
Most tickets increase $2 on the day of the show. Click here for full ticket information / policies.

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