How late in the game could I have possibly waited to get this up and out? Well, the good news is that I've got two (2) pairs of tickets to catch Scissor Sisters and Lauren Flax spin some ditties at tomorrow's installment of the monthly American Museum of Natural History-housed One Step Beyond party. No more talky... more winny! (entry details below)
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Sporting lots of leather and no lace, Scissor Sisters returned to their hometown of New York City last night, and took Terminal 5 on a tour of their biggest hits, spanning three full-length albums which culminated in their most recent, and strongest, release, Night Work. And work the night, and the stage, they did.
Starting with the title track from said album, the entrance to the stage proved precisely what was in store for the predominantly male, and seemingly way oversold crowd. Lights, latex and limber moves abounded as Jake Shears and Ana Matronix shared vocal duties over the course of the evening, pairing up for calisthenics during Any Which Way and Whole New Way, the first of which you can catch video of below.
Small players Del Marquis and Baby Daddy take an obvious back seat to the glitz and glamour of the two frontspair, but their musical finessings proved easy to swallow, and ultimately outshone the vocals on a number of the songs. Crowd energy hit a peaked high when the troupe launched into debut hit, Take Your Mama Out, after Ana and Co. dedicated it to all the families, including their own, in the audience.
Working the night in the most sensual way, Scissor Sisters were welcomed back home with wide open, and spirited arms.
View full set of images from the show here. Video of Any Which Way is below a few choice pictures and the set list.
Night Work Laura Any Which Way She’s My Man Something Like This Whole New Way Tits on the Radio Harder You Get Running Out Take Your Mama Kiss You Off I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ Skin Tight Skin This Cat Fire With Fire Paul McCartney Night Life
Encore Comfortably Numb Invisible Light Filthy Gorgeous
It's the colorful clip for Scissor Sisters' next single, Any Which Way, and it's got a beast all hot and bothered and ready to get up and get down on a dance floor right now. I'm not 100% sure what any of the imagery signifies, but hell it's a great time. Especially when Ana Matronic gets her just desserts and starts spitting in sultry fashion.
Big news on the Bright Light Bright Light front, and it's nothing but the good stuff. Earlier this week, Popjustice announced the formation of their brand new label, Popjustice Hi-Fi, under the umbrella of releasing pop music of a higher standard. Aces! Along those lines, their first release comes from Swedish singer Rosanna, but it's their second effort that's got us grooving...cause it's all about the awesomeness that is BLBL.
PHF's next release will be Bright Light Bright Light's Love Part II, and it will be officially available on September 13. Much like the dude's previousworks we've featured, the song is a driving force of unstoppably-fantastic synth-pop. The full release contains the original song, a Pepptalk remix, and the b-side Cry At Films, which he's graciously offered to let us give to you.
The other-side cut features Del Marquis, of Scissor Sisters, on guitars and backing vocals, and it's a bit of emotional pop that makes me super happy.
Grab the song after you listen to Love Part II in the video below.
Scissor Sisters will launch a month-long North American tour on August 21, in support of their latest album, Night Work. Critically praised by mainstream media, as well as loved and lauded within the pages of Beastonia, the funky new jawns on the disc are ones that won't soon be forgotten...and can now be witnessed in a live venue in towns across the country. Super mega psyched!
Scissor Sisters are in the midst of a worldwide tour, which has included stops at Glastonbury, where they were joined by Kylie Minogue, and the iTunes Festival in London. The band will play festivals in Europe, Australia and Japan prior to kicking off the tour's North American leg. Scissor Sisters will also play a series of 'cross the pond dates in December. See below for North American and U.K. itineraries.(tickets on sale beginning this Friday, July 9)
North American Tour Dates
August 21 - Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre August 23 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall August 24 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 August 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory August 28 - Boston, MA - House of Blues August 29 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis August 31 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy September 2 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre September 3 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave September 4 - Minneapolis, MN - Epic Nightclub September 6 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre September 10 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl Concert Theatre September 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium September 12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater September 14 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre September 15 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox SODO September 16 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park
U.K. Tour Dates December 3 - Birmingham - LG Arena December 6 - Cardiff - Cardiff Arena December 8 - Glasgow - SECC December 10 - Newcastle - Newcastle Arena December 11 - Manchester - MEN Arena December 12 - Brighton - Brighton Centre December 14 - Nottingham - Nottingham Arena December 15 - London - O2 Arena
With both Scissor Sisters and Kylie Minogue slated to release extremely dance-centric albums at the end of this month, the former took their show to Radio 1's Live Lounge this morning and, as per usual, played a few of their own tunes and one cover song. Their choice? The latter's latest single, All The Lovers, done up like you've never heard before.
This could go quite nicely at a country hoe-down.
Don't believe me? Listen to their cover below.
Scissor Sisters' Night Work is out June 28 via Universal/Polydor and Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite sees a release on June 30 via Parlophone.
In anticipation of Scissor Sister's forthcoming album, Night Work, I've been spinning the first two tracks to be unleashed, Invisible Light and Fire With Fire, at an almost embarrassedly-ridiculous rate. Thanks to DJs Nita and Sammy Jo, I've got some alternatives to the pair of tunes to shake up my daily butt-wigglin' routine.
Both DJ Sammy Jo and DJ Nita began their careers in downtown NYC clubs in the late 90’s. A trained percussionist and jazz singer, Nita began developing his own unique DJ style layering loops and beats before anyone ever opened a laptop in a DJ booth. Sammy Jo started at the legendary nightclub MOTHER, home to Jackie 60 and the original cyberfetish party Click + Drag for which he became a resident dj. In early 2000’s Nita and Sammy Jo combined forces and put the East Village party AREA 10009 on the map.
In the summer of 2009, the boys sat on a sofa in Barcelona while Jake Shears from Scissor Sisters played them a demo of a new track freshly recorded with producer Stuart Price. This was Invisible Light, and even in it’s raw state the two knew they wanted to get their remix hands on it. Cut to February 2010 in Nita’s studio in Brooklyn where the pair couldn’t decide on a dub or straight up vocal remix so they decided why not do both and let the listeners decide for themselves. Nita then went on solo to bring a bit of morning-light dubstep to the track. Thus the remix package you have before you was born.
This has been a pretty rad and busy week, but it's not been so crazy that I haven't noticed that I'm nearing on my 30,000th tweet. Is that a sickness? Yeah, it probably is.
Something that's not so disgusting? All these tasty morsels of music news. Mmmmm.
Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell have been tipped to star in a long lost Kubrick film, Lunatic at Large. Frankly, I wouldn't mind hearing more music from her, but if you want the flick details, head here.
Blondie announced a UK tour and I seriously debate heading 'cross the pond to check 'em out. Nah, I'll wait til any NYC dates may spring up. In the meantime, if you live in London, get your tickets here starting this Friday at noon.
Freelance Whales debut album, Weathervanes, came out yesterday and Spinner's got the full album streaming. Definitely give these Queens' boys a listen here.
Macy Gray will debut songs from her new album, The Sellout, at a free concert this Monday, April 19 at Webster Hall. The concert is free and open to anyone who brings at least one empty cosmetic package (any brand) to an Origins retail outlet in the NYC region. More info and locations here.
Scissor Sisters have a dark and funky new jam streaming on their site. Invisible Light is the closer on upcoming album, Night Work, and features vocals from Ian McKellan. What? Just go listen here, cause it's pretty rad.