Vaud and the Villains spread musical debauchery in Beaver Creek, Oct. 3 |

Vaud and the Villains spread musical debauchery in Beaver Creek, Oct. 3

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Vaud and the Villains come to Beaver Creek on Monday, Oct. 3, for an Underground Sound concert.
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If you go …

What: Vaud and the Villains.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek.

Cost: Single tickets are $24, or purchase an Underground Sound Pass for $100 for the six remaining shows in the series.

More information: Tickets are on sale now at the VPAC Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 or at

BEAVER CREEK — Nineteen-piece 1930s-style orchestra and cabaret show Vaud and the Villains will perform at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Monday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Vilar Center’s Underground Sound Series.

The show is loosely themed as a traveling medicine show and is self-described as “50 percent church, 50 percent get down and 5 percent circus.” “Quirky” is an understatement when it comes to this genre-bending spectacle, featuring banjos, tubas, scantily clad dancers and a tinge of steampunk. With echoes of Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Session Band, they are Americana noir meets Moulin Rouge.

Self-described as “one over the top, sexy, scintillating, dang good time,” Vaud and the Villains has been a Los Angeles staple since its inception in 2008. Widely acclaimed for their outrageous performances and diverse ensemble, their local club shows have been a coveted ticket for music lovers, hipsters and dreamers alike.

Fusion of genres

The orchestra’s exuberant fusion of vintage New Orleans jazz, R&B and gospel has been featured on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” as well as in performances at the Cannes Film Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. The motto of Vaud and the Villains is “every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.” In that spirit, this orchestra uses the styles of the past to create a prolific future for its brand of music.

Single tickets to this performance are $24 and on sale now; or patrons can purchase an Underground Sound Pass for $100. The pass reserves the patron a seat and a drink at each of the remaining six Underground Sound performances. Even if you missed the first show of the series, the pass remains a screaming deal if you plan to attend multiple Underground Sound performances this fall.

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