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I first heard Cocorosie in someone's college dorm room in Chicago, and it was winter and frozen outside. When "Hairnet Paradise" came on, I couldn't really identify the instruments and I watched all of the available Cocorosie videos, and stepped into the weirdness.

Sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady make up the band Cocorosie. The music is influenced by pop, hip hop, and folk, and the sisters incorporate classical instruments like harp or clarinet, and toy instruments including the kazoo-like trumpet and mini keyboard with pre-recorded noises. The sisters draw on childhood, the fantastical, and the bizarre in their videos and sound.

Cocorosie's music has been used by Prada and Escada for commercial use, and the duo have composed scores for small films.

The gender-bending act will perform at Belly Up (143 S Cedros Ave) on Friday, June 8 at 10 p.m. The show will also feature Tez and the Rafasthan Roots, and Sissy Nobby. Tickets are $25.

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