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You(genious) brings Cold to the El Dorado

You(genious) brings Cold to the El Dorado
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Leon casino, Del and Automator had Deltron 3030. Kool Keith had Dr. Octagonecologyst. Prince Paul had Prince Among Thieves. And for the past year or so, Houston’s very own You(genious): The Misfit of R&B has been presenting his own own “hip-hopera” concept album about a man who makes a faustian deal to break into the record business — COLD: The Musical.

Unlike those other records, though, to hear Cold you have to come out to one of You(genious)’s Imagination Cinema immersive theater performances, where you will be given a pair of blindfolds to wear and a cardboard box to lie on while the recording — which features a who’s who of Houston musicians — paints the story inside your head.

Tonight, You(genious) brings Cold to the historic El Dorado Ballroom on Elgin at Dowling, with live busking starting at 6:30 and curtains at 8:30. Get tickets here.

The event is BYOB (bring your own blanket), and blankets will be donated to the homeless after.