Pezzettino to stage a free “happening” this afternoon in Cathedral Square
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The excellent 2010 album Lub Dub proved that Pezzettino—a.k.a. Margaret Stutt—is far more than just a well-oiled self-promoting machine. Stuffed with gooey love songs and accordion-tinged ditties, it was one of the stronger Milwaukee-by-way-of Brooklyn efforts of the year. But while Stutt’s days of dropping by The A.V. Club offices and/or soliciting cash for car repairs may be in the past, her flair for publicity remains. This afternoon, the musician/video artist will stage a free concert in Cathedral Square, all within a white tent she’s dubbing a “fringe box.” Yeah, your guess is as good as ours.
The impromptu show comes days after Stutt’s opening slot for Gene Ween at the Pabst, and days before a headlining show at the Cactus Club. Of course, what today’s free performance will actually entail remains unclear. Stutt says it’s less of a concert and more of a “Fluxus happening,” which should be good news for fans of Yoko Ono-style “pour-your-head-in-the-sky-and-drink” mindfucks. At the very least, free music and candy are promised, and the proceedings—whatever they turn out to be—are sure to freak out the members of the establishment as they leave their downtown office buildings today. According to Stutt, the fun begins at exactly 5:34 p.m. Why not?