2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Presented by: FACE, the Music of Pakistan

Poor Rich Boy

Wednesday, March 18
11:00PM - 11:40PM


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The discreetly subversive Poor Rich Boy hails from Lahore, a centuries-old cultural nexus of South Asia. At the vanguard of Pakistan’s underground indie-art rock phenomenon, Poor Rich Boy conjures the strangeness of everyday life in a society where expressing one’s inner world can be both a cathartic and subtly rebellious act. Enigmatic and layered, the band’s striking vocals, atmospheric sounds, and percussive edges create a crystalline sound that suggests but rarely reveals.

Making their U.S. debut under the auspices of Center Stage, Poor Rich Boy traveled from Washington, DC, to Rhode Island, North Carolina and New York from June 1-24 on a tour that included appearances and collaborations with Plume Giant, The Mast, the Bob Kendall Band, and DakhaBrakha.

A short note about the band’s English language lyrics…. “While a lot of people wonder why we don’t sing in Urdu, since it’s the national language, we wonder why ...

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