From NOMA's website:
Quintron and Miss Pussycat are taking over this Friday Night at NOMA! We'll screen Miss Pussycat’s latest film, The Mystery in Old Bathbath, after which Miss Pussycat will answer questions. Quintron will also give a Drum Buddy demonstration as well as a DJ set, so don’t miss out!
- 5-8 p.m.: Art Activity with YAYA
- 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Pre-movie DJ / Drum Buddy set by Quintron
- 6:30 p.m.: Demo of the Drum Buddy by Quintron
- 7 p.m.: Film: The Mystery in Old Bathbath — Followed by a Q&A with film maker, Miss Pussycat
The Mystery in Old Bathbath is Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s latest puppet movie and the next adventure for Trixie and the Treetrunks. Something is wrong with the Happy Tree! For some reason, he can’t send out secret messages anymore. Trixie and Marsha set off to the ancient spa town of Bathbath to find a cure before all his branches fall off, but Bathbath is a funny town and its historic Art Museum seems to have some secrets of it’s own. So does the mysterious drummer JJ Suade! Adventure unfolds as Trixie and Marsha try to save the Happy Tree and look at art for people that can’t read. Shot in Mini-Magic with dozens of talented local puppeteers.
The Mystery in Old Bathbath has been named “Puppet Movie of the Year” by the World Carnival of Puppets.
It also received the prestigious “Santa’s Workshop Award” at the Winter Garden Film Festival and took first place for feature film at the Animation and Animals Film Fest in Paris France.
Read our interview with Quinton and Miss Pussycat HERE!
About Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Quintron has been making genre-defying noise and “Swamp-Tech” dance music in New Orleans for over fifteen years. The majority of his 13 full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of New Orleans garage R&B filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments. He has also released strange soundscapes based on inner-city field recordings of frogs and neighborhood ambiance as well as holing himself up in THE NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART for three months to create the epic “Sucre Du Sauvage” (Goner, 2011). In addition to his own recordings, Quintron has played organ on a number of other records, most notably THE OBLIVIONS “9 Songs” and STEVE RILEY AND THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS “Grand Isle” which was nominated for a Grammy in 2012 and featured the Quintron penned song “Chatterbox”.
Quintron regards his most significant creation to be his patented instrument called the THE DRUM BUDDY, a light activated analog synthesizer that creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns. Notable DRUM BUDDY clients include performers Nels Cline of Wilco, Laurie Anderson, Fred Armisen, and DJ Mr. Dibbs. He has recently invented an analog “drone synthesizer” called THE SINGING HOUSE which is completely modulated by the weather.
Quintron’s permanent collaborator is none other than master puppeteer, MISS PUSSYCAT who plays maracas and sings, as well as entertaining all age groups with her highly amusing technicolor puppet shows.
Hers are complex puppet shows beautifully crafted for success in intimate venues of late night drinking and dancing: tactile, idiosyncratic characters, pithy dialogue, electronically pixilated soundtracks, and trippy black light effects create a visual and engaging overture/finale to Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s music sets. Quintron aids in puppet manipulation and voicing. Miss Pussycat, in turn, sings lead and back-up and plays maracas during Quintron’s performances.
The Quintron / Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, “Swamp-Tech” dance beats, small explosions, incredible clothes, and entertaining puppet stories. You can see them perform regularly at the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans, Louisiana or on one of their many tours around the world. This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants, and university lecture halls.