Tuesday, November 13 @ Comix NY
Isle of Klezbos, Lascivious Biddies, & guest host Bitch!
Fun-loving woman-based bands, powerhouse double bill:
7:30pm Isle of Klezbos – soulful, splendid klezmer sextet
9pm The Lascivious Biddies – all-gal cocktail pop quartet
… hosted by spoken word/electric violin sensation Bitch
at Comix, 353 W. 14th St NYC just east of Ninth Ave
$12 + two-drink minimum 212-524-2500
Full bar & restaurant menu, great audio and sightlines
This is the first tandem appearance for these two internationally-acclaimed, female-fueled groups.
Isle of Klezbos matches musicianship with strong senses of both swing and humor, creating such diverse neo-traditional sounds as klezmer cumbia, transcendent originals, and songbook standards with Yinglish accents. Bandmate credits include stints with Rufus Wainwright, Natalie Cole, Jimmy Scott, Amy Sedaris, Bonnie Raitt, David Krakauer, and Burning Spear. This is a homecoming show following their latest European tour, to herald the “Comes Love” Klezbonus track on Metropolitan Klezmer’s new Traveling Show CD. “Talent as strong as their name is provocative” -Courier News; “Isle of Klezbos tests the elasticity of the genre.” -The New Yorker
The Lascivious Biddies balance their spunky enthusiam with impressive skill. The group includes a multi-linguist, a Juilliard grad, a published writer and a circus performer. Blending jazz, pop, and cabaret with four-part harmonies, this irrepressible foursome has carried their fresh, genre-defying sound from coast to coast. On their collective résumé, The Biddies have shared the stage with luminaries such as Elvis Costello, Natalie Merchant, Enya, Debbie Harry, and The Jazz Passengers. Their most recent album, Love You Mean It, which features such fan favorites as a modern take on “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
Guest host Bitch (a.k.a. capital B) cuts an unmistakable six-foot figure armed with electric violin, ukulele, bass guitar, and multi-colored dreadlocks. Her recent appearances include Shortbus, The L Word, and nationwide tours opening for The Indigo Girls. Her latest release is Make This/Break This on Kill Rockstar Records. “Bitch’s mouthy wordplay and ferocious electric violin playing are ferociously hot.” -Village Voice
Full flyer graphics and text, plus expanded artist bios:
New Isle of Klezbos photo, high resolution (photographer: Anita Briggs)