nights of ravens and roses
“It’s kind of a gut thing, stuff that gets lodged in my mind for one reason or another,” Adam & Mia’s Adam Dugas explains of his wide-ranging musical repertoire—think Irving Berlin, Kraftwerk, and a little Britney—the likes of which were on display last night at one of two July performances of “Ravens and Roses” at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Room. Accompanied by harpist Mia Theodoratus, with whom the singer/actor/writer (and Citizens Band co-founder) is currently recording an album of duets, Dugas, a former Angeleno, agreed that his darkly melodic, elegantly playful cabaret-style shows may ultimately be better suited to the Big Apple. “For live performance, it’s New York,” Dugas says. “I don’t wanna slam L.A. New York is just so immediate. It’s easier to get around here, too, so it’s easier to take a risk and just go see something.” Gothamites should heed that advice: Ladies and gentlemen, he’ll be here next Wednesday, too.