Sunday, January 16, 2005

Biddies Live: A night in Middletown

We went to see the Lascivious Biddies last night at a place called the Buttonwood Tree, in Middletown. What can I say? It was fun. They are very talented ladies.

I'm not making big predictions of greatness; I don't know if that's even what they're aiming for. But for the sake of argument, where on the radio would they go (besides College Radio, of course)? They are between two, and maybe three, genres. Jazz radio stations are way too conservative in their playlists; they only go as far into the 1990s as the candy-coated croonings of Diana Krall. And even Diana Krall is pretty rare, at least on the jazz stations I currently get.

I do think it might be really interesting if the Biddies teamed up with a playwright and... wrote a musical? Biddies, if you're reading this, think about it: Broadway ("Famous").

There is a fresh interview with the Biddies at Brian Ibbott's Coverville. You can download it as a single MP3 file ("podcast") here. There's a lot of chat, but Ibbott does include three full songs in the interview, if you're just looking to get a sense of what it's all about.


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