A couple quickies…
— Bright Eyes has made it to Broadway, sort of. The cabaret review “Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway” involves a boozy drag queen and her sidekick pretending to be showbiz wash-ups. The duo perform a number of modern ballads, including covers of songs by The Scissors Sisters, Public Enemy, Dan Fogelberg, The Cure and our very own Bright Eyes, specifically “First Day of My Life” off Wide Awake. The show’s getting mixed reviews, judging from this review from broadway.com.
— The upcoming Cursive tour is getting tons of exposure. I’ve seen it mentioned on a half-dozen music sites, including this item in livedaily.com. Their publicist, Nasty Little Man, is definitely earning its keep. Hey, where’s the Omaha date?
— Personal writing guru/inspiration Robert Christgau has posted another “consumer guide” at his home rag The Village Voice (read it here) He digs the new Towers of London disc (as did I), but files the new Coco Rosie and Liars discs in the ol’ “Duds” category. I couldn’t agree more.
So tonight there’s a couple very interesting shows: At Sokol Underground Skull Fight! (formerly known as The Cuterthans) opens a bill that includes mad-cap hip-hop singer-songwriter performance-artist punk-stud The Show Is the Rainbow. Nintendo cover artist The Advantage is the headliner. $8, 9 p.m. Meanwhile, down at O’Leaver’s, An Iris Pattern is sandwiched between Civic Minded and the evening’s headliner, Anvil Chorus from Kansas City. $5, 9:30 p.m.
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