The Science History Institute invites you to experience a live concert event exploring the strange and otherworldly side of science! Created and performed by goth-folk duo Charming Disaster, this musical epic spans everything from witchcraft, monsters, and the underworld to bats, plants, poisons, and parasites. After the show, join us for refreshments and a special reception with the artists.

Super Natural History is both an album and an alchemical musical experiment! Magic and science may seem contradictory but for Charming Disaster, they are opposite sides of the same coin: alternate ways to see the world and consider its mysteries. Glide magazine has called Super Natural History “An exploration of wonder…at the intersection of the occult, the folkloric, and the love of amateur science…brings a magical feeling to following our human curiosity.”

Tickets are $5 per person. Space is limited, so book your seats today!

About the Artists

Formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris, Charming Disaster is a goth-folk musical duo based in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by the macabre humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories about death, crime, myth, magic, folklore, science, and the occult.

Charming Disaster’s music has been featured on the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. They have opened for legendary cello-rock ensemble Rasputina, goth icon Voltaire, and Amanda Palmer’s punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. Charming Disaster has also appeared alongside storytellers, comedians, fire eaters, puppets, burlesque artists, poets, and circus performers. Their new album, Super Natural History, is out now on vinyl, CD, and all digital platforms.


For more information about this event, contact Lisa Berry Drago at 215.873.8222 or eberrydrago@sciencehistory.org.

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