Interview with SPELLING

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 5:00pm
Chrystia Cabral (SPELLING)

On Thursday, September 14th @ 5PM, Off The Griddle speaks with Bay Area experimental pop musician, SPELLLING, ahead of her performance at Through The Looking Glass Festival hosted by the historic Oakland children's amusement park, Fairyland, on September 16th.

SPELLLING, the moniker of Oakland based Chrystia Cabral, returns with SPELLLING & the Mystery School, a collection of richly envisioned new versions of songs from throughout her critically-acclaimed discography.

Recorded with her touring band (est. 2021), these reimagined studio tracks follow Cabral’s spellbinding career — from her 2017 breakthrough debut Pantheon Of Me, to 2018’s multidimensional synth-based project Mazy Fly, and her expansive third album, 2021’s The Turning Wheel, breathing new life into the extravagant orchestrations she’s written and produced entirely herself.

Cabral plans to bring her otherworldly live set through a special performance at Atlas Obscura's Through The Looking Glass Festival this weekend, held at Children’s Fairyland, a historical children’s amusement park in Oakland that her own mother used to frequent as a child. There, she will unravel her mythical songs that interrogate ideas of self-concept and political history, aided by the backdrop that will no doubt bring out her music’s other dimensions of playfulness, innocence, curiosity, and joy.

Photo Credit: Sarah Eiseman