Hooray, hooray, hooray!
Thank goodness the grammatically incorrect Scissor Sisters came around - otherwise, disco just might just stayed dead, and what a sad world that'd be.
If you haven't heard of this band yet, son, you're just not watching enough late-night television. The genre- and gender-defying collective of Jake Shears, Ana Matronic, Babydaddy, Del Marquis, Paddy Boom and Derek G. have performed on so many TV shows - including "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Saturday Night Live" - that NBC might as well give them their own variety show.
Oh, and boy! What a variety show that'd be! Crazy costumes, great shoes, lots of chest-baring and maybe even some fashionable, danceable, sparkling new remixes from the Grateful Dead catalog. It'd beat the heck out of that nag Jessica Simpson and her hubby were beating to death.
Friday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. The Quest, 110 N. Nicollet Mall. $17.50 in advance, $20 at the door. 338-3383.
What the kids are listening to
Something Corporate is smart, hip, literate music with just enough of a punk edge to get them an absolutely huge and devoted following. The young alt-rock band's synthesis of post-grunge alt-rock guitar crunch with a bit of impassioned emo-styled songwriting and singing has made them a favorite among the all-important teenage market.
Corporate features tragic mop-top punk posterboy Andrew McMahon on vocals, drummer Brian Ireland, bassist Clutch, guitarist Josh Partington and guitarist William Tell.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 5 p.m. The Quest, 110 N. Nicollet Mall. $15 in advance, $17at the door. 338-3383.