Tonight at Double Double Land in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighborhood, something rather unusual will take place. A live performance by Chandra Oppenheim who, in the 1980s at age 12, made a splash fronting a band of adults.
From her website:
The year was 1980, and the setting was Hell’s Kitchen, New York, at the anomalous intersection of art and music. As the daughter of eminent conceptual artist Dennis Oppenheim, Chandra showed considerable promise as a songwriter and performer from the age of 7. This inspired New York noisemakers The Model Citizens (later transforming into The Dance) to approach the young firestarter and become her backing band.