Formed in Kansas City, MO in 2003.

Radio station: Listen to music by Alacartoona

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Influences: edith piaf, tiger lillies, marlene deitrich, bjork, david bowie, the decemberists, josephine baker, johnny cash, dead kennedys, the devine comedy, k.d. lang, tom waits, neil diamond, zero 7, violent femmes, mistinguett, palace brothers, pizzicato five, frederich hollander, antonio carlos jobim, kurt weill, low, berthold brecht, devo, belle & sebastian, cher


Alt / Indie rock, Female vocals, Performance art


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alacartoona's stage show is a visual extension of their all-original songbook. utilizing a stripped down ensemble of accordion, bass, drums and the occasional guitar, they bring to life vivid tales of love and loss, of bedrooms and back alleys, of the solitude and the camaraderie of sex, drugs and cabaret.

an alacartoona show is an experience: poignant lyrics, powerful vocals, surprising compositions, all supporting a cast of characters completely convincing in their triumphs and tragedies. no one leaves an alacartoona show unmoved, be it to tears or libidinous conquest. or both.

but words pale in the face of experience. come to the cabaret and see for yourself...