THE SOFT REVOLT, the new acoustic project led by THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury, performed on June 12, 2009 at the The Bowery Electric in New York City on the opening night of John Patrick Shanley's play "Savage in Limbo", which Astbury is producing.Watch fan-filmed video footage of THE SOFT REVOLT's performance below. "THE SOFT REVOLT is kind of a storefront for me," Astbury told Noisecreep a few days before the concert. "It's basically a tag for me for getting up and doing guerilla acoustic sets. Anybody who's around that wants to be a part of it. THE SOFT REVOLT is kind of like an open door. The last time I played with members of HARD DRUGS, which is a Vancouver-based band. We did a set, more of an electric set, for the benefit, the original benefit we did for the play about a month ago." He continued, "I sort of make the set up a couple days before we go in with just whatever comes up: Maybe a couple of CULT songs, possibly a DOORS song, maybe a LED ZEPPELIN song, maybe a PATTI SMITH song, maybe a DAVID BOWIE song, maybe a BLONDE REDHEAD song. Things I'm really into. I even tried out some new material last time I played I went into a new song I'd been writing. It's very gratifying." Regarding his involvement with "Savage in Limbo", Astbury told Noisecreep, "I have an incredible appreciation for anybody who's doing that kind of work in the world. It's amazing. As an audience member, you just walk into a show and see it, and go, 'Wow. That was an amazing piece of theater' or 'an amazing piece of performance.' But you don't really take into consideration the amount of work that goes into it. It's an incredible amount of work. But it's incredibly gratifying because it's like a nonprofit venture and it's done out of total passion for the material, total passion for the actor, and total passion for the craft of acting."
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