CULTURE

Neo-folk sister act on stage in Halandri

Brooklyn-based sister act Sierra Rose (Rosie) and Bianca Leilani (Coco) Cassidy, known as CocoRosie, will be in Athens tonight for a single gig at the Rematia Theater (Profitis Ilias Street, tel 210.685.5160) in Halandri, captivating their audience with their neo-folk sound. Raised alternately by their estranged parents and having moved from state to state across America, the sisters lived very separate lives and spent their summers on reservations with their Cherokee father, who taught in Steiner Waldorf schools. In their teens, the girls were further separated when Coco was sent to boarding school and Rosie continued living in Brooklyn, New York, studying linguistics and sociology, while also trying her hand at the visual arts. Influenced by indie rock, hip-hop, neoclassical and folk music, the siblings officially formed their band in 2003 – the same year that they were reunited – and released their first album «La maison de mon reve» (My Dream House). Their most recent release, «The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn» will form the core of their Halandri appearance, along with favorites from other albums, such as «Beautiful Boyz» from 2004 and «Noah’s Ark» the following year. Rosie will perform on the guitar, piano, harp and backup vocals, as Coco does lead vocals and backup electronics and percussion. They were active for most of 2004, 2005 and 2006 playing dates across the US and making several trips to Europe for tours playing with TV on the Radio, Bright Eyes, Devendra Banhart and others.