Name: Midnight Opera (formerly Siamese)
Members: Paul Alonzo (bass), Nicole Marxen-Myers (synth, guitar, vocals), Paul Grass (drums), Teddy Waggy (guitar, vocals)
Genre: Glam, Art Rock
Links: webpage / instagram / facebook / twitter / spotify / bandcamp
PRESS PHOTOS (credit: Judd Myers)
Two young broads, full of ennui and fresh out of luck, met in the diner where they worked together, and bonded over their shared dream of starting a glam rock band with a heavy dose of alter egos and visual delights. It took a while to get their act together, but once the two Pauls joined them, the drums got kicking and the ivories got tickling.
Midnight Opera (fka Siamese) is a glam rock band from Dallas, TX. Mixing ominous art pop with opulent set design and deranged alter egos, their live show makes you feel like you could go out and invent a new color, or wear a leotard to work.
The band – comprised of Paul Alonzo (bass), Paul Grass (drums), Nicole Marxen-Myers (keys, vocals) and Teddy Georgia Waggy (guitar, vocals) – materialized in 2015 as a means to intersect music, performance and visual art. To do so, they take elements from carpentry to choreography to costume design, and their live shows have come to serve as a parallel universe for the members to act out alternate identities and face the terror of vulnerability with their audiences.
The band has spent 2017 touring the release of their debut album The Mesmerist, peppering in sessions with Daytrotter and HearHere Presents, sharing a stage with Adanowsky, and receiving coverage from the likes of BrooklynVegan and Tiny Mix Tapes, among others.
These days their live show takes pages from 1920s Hollywood and 1970s horror, but in the past they’ve built stage designs inspired by geodes and minerals, ritualistic witches, and space age B flicks, to name a few.
In 2018, Midnight Opera will release a visual album in collaboration with filmmaker Judd Myers. The record will be about creatures, preachers, and sexually harassing grim reapers.
Nov. 02: Amarillo, TX – Goldenlight Cantina
Nov. 03: Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
Nov. 04: Flagstaff, AZ – Firecreek Coffee
Nov. 05: Fullerton, CA – Continental Room
Nov. 07: Los Angeles, CA – The Hi Hat
Nov. 08: Tijuana, MX – Moustache Bar
Nov. 09: San Diego, CA – Space Bar
Nov. 10: Tucson, AZ – Owls Club
Nov. 11: Las Cruces, NM – Organ Mountain