The Blow Returns With New EP, Shows, Some Lindsay Lohan

Last year the Blow — which after the departure of YACHT’s Jona Bechtolt is once again the exclusive domain of Khaela Maricich — broke a lengthy post-Paper Television hiatus with one-woman shows that presented a promising albeit curious concept: Khaela divulged onstage she’d been collaborating with Lindsay Lohan, and the Blow would perform her songs, occasionally taking character in pumps and various put-upon LiLo-isms. As a piece, of course it is fictitious — Lohan and Khaela aren’t in each other’s Fave Five (yet) — but through it Maricich’s set herself up to explore issues relating to identity, celebrity, and sexuality, as framed by Lindsay’s various facets, fallacies, and pitfalls.

Khaela’s been in NYC working on an LP, with an EP of new material on the way this year, and will continue workshopping the project, as she has in Miami and while opening some western dates on Vampire Weekend’s recent tour, with a string of shows through the Northeast. The events and the album see the Blow take on a new collaborator in installation and sound artist Melissa Dyne, whose credits include “an expertise in acoustics, light, and spatial phenomenon.” Color me curious, and going to Glasslands:

05/04 – Buffalo, NY @ The Ninth Ward
05/06 – Portland, ME @ Space
05/07 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
05/08 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
05/10 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
05/11 – Providence, RI @ The Speakeasy @ Local 121
05/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Keep up with Khaela at her blog.