Vampiric songwriter Aurelio Voltaire plays Tampa this weekend

Cadaver Cable opens the show at Orpheum.

click to enlarge Vampiric songwriter Aurelio Voltaire plays Tampa this weekend
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If Aurelio Voltaire wasn’t already a successful gothic dark cabaret singer-songwriter, I’m pretty sure there’d be a part for him in the cast of FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows.”

The Cuban-American artist’s catalog features vampirical tunes (a cover of Voltaire proper’s “When You’re Evil,” “The Night”) plus zombie-minded cuts like “Brains!.” His YouTube channel “The Lair of Voltaire” features tons of gothic homemaking, halloween home decor shopping, cemetery DIY, and even cooking (roasted acorn squash two ways, anyone?). 

The whole night is going to be a special experience, too, thanks to an opening set from Tampa’s Cadaver Cable, which describes its catalog like this: “Half are gay love songs. Half are shitposts. These categories all overlap.” How can anyone resist?

Aurelio Voltaire/Cadaver Cable. Saturday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. $15-$20. The Orpheum, Ybor City. theorpheum.com

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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