"Musically sophisticated and immensely talented, wildly unusual and diverse in material and presentation, a Dada-esque circus carnival run amuck, and just plain good 'not-always-so-clean' fun" - Boston Survival Guide
What is 28 Seeds?
It's an apocalyptic, sci-fi, steampunk collaboration between experimental theater company Liars & Believers and the steamCRUNK band Walter Sickert & the ARmy of BRoken TOys. 28 Seeds tells the story of how greed and ignorance destroyed the world. This is HP Lovecraft meets rock music and 1000 channels of cable TV; it's government conspiracy, burlesque, ray guns, and tentacles; it blends a live rock show, science fiction, dance, theatre, video and sound into an immersive performance experience.
Over 25 Boston artists and performers are sharing in this unique collaboration. We're bringing together innovative theatre, with all its story-telling tools, and the wild music of a live steampunk band. We have musicians, actors, dancers, video artists, sound artists, graphic artists and more. All are sharing in this wild collaborative work. and we invite you to join us!
When and where was 28 Seeds taking place?
28 Seeds premiered April 19th, 2012 at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, 541 Tremont St, Boston, MA. [Map]
What? How did I miss this?! When can I see it again?
Keep checking back here for more information on future productions!
This is a dense listening experience, with 18 songs fanning out over one relentless hour. As expected with such a diverse cast, the record is all over the musical map. There are moments of distorted beauty and bluesy swagger on par with Jack White. Ballads bleed into rockers; acoustic love songs give way to psychedelic fever dreams. Nearly the only constant on this kamikaze collection of songs is the band's firm belief that there's no other way to make music. - James Reed, Boston Globe (3/21/2013)
Steamship Killers (2010) "Sickert and the Toys broadcast the sound of hapless, doe-eyed innocence gazing into the abyss which counterintuitively makes for highly enjoyable listening." - Barry Thompson,
Casualty Menagerie (2009) "There is a curious blend of mischief and morbidity in Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, as the duo of Sickert and Edrie are called. They garnish their ominous doom-folk with the theatricality of a demonic circus troupe. Past performances have included storytellers, fire-eaters, glass-eaters, contortionists and, of course, Edrie's broken toy army" - Boston Herald (2009) Buy CD (with bonus "Sacrilege" video): CD Baby Download:
Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys (2007) "Taken as a whole, the 13 track CD is epic poetry exploring the black pit of human despair. ...the sweet cooing of Edrie is the perfect haunting echo to Walter's murderous howl. Soul-crushing heartbreak never sounded so good." - (Lexi Kahn) Low Budget Super Hero 2007 Available for Download ONLY: CD Baby