Quintron And Miss Pussycat In New Haven

Special to the Courant
See the puppet rock of Quintron and Miss Pussycat in New Haven

Quintron is an inventor/composer/musician who plays throbbing underground electronic rock tunes on instruments of his own devising.

Miss Pussycat is a skilled puppeteer who accompanies Quintron on his artistic journeys, adding color and humor to his often doom-laden pop. She also sings.

"He is completely the president of music, and I am the president of puppets," says Miss Pussycat. The New Orleans-based couple, who've been working together for almost two decades, were recently awarded a Rauschenberg arts residency in Florida. This led to Quintron developing his new project Weather for the Blind, a streaming site of music created by outdoor sensors activated by heat, cold, wind, sun and rain.

As for Miss Pussycat, she has developed a new inflatable puppet theater.

Despite these (literally) outside projects, Quintron and Miss Pussycat still put out new records (the latest is "Spellcaster II") and tour regularly for two or three months a year. They'll be at Café Nine (250 State St., New Haven; 203-789-8281, cafenine.com) Nov. 24 for a 9 p.m. show that — besides all those special guest puppets — also features Chad Raines' kitschy pop act The Simple Pleasure and the DJ known as If Jesus Had Machine Guns.

QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT play Café Nine (250 State St., New Haven; 203-789-8281, cafenine.com) Nov. 24 at 9 p.m.

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