Are They Neo Neu New New Wave?

P1010407_2.jpgNow’s your chance to find out if Nikkos’ observations hold true – the Ladies & Gentlemen are playing again tonight at the Liar’s Club (1665 W. Fullerton Ave.).

Are they “new” new wave? Or are they retro-pop 80’s? Perhaps they’re indie retro new wave 80’s punk pop… pill poppers. This reminds me of the Beatles’ answer to “Are you a mod or a rocker?” “We’re mockers.”

Come judge the Ladies and Gentlemen’s sound for yourselves. Find out what a faux-hawk is (I’m not sure either). Find out if Nikkos was just hallucinating. Find out if I really double-fist pints. Find out if this disturbing practice of “beer-bagging” is going to be a trend. (I, for one, hope not. No, don’t ask me what it is. Just protect your beer at all times.)

6 Comments so far

  1. nikkos (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 3:35 pm

    Despite my inability to “get” the New New Wave aesthetic (or have anyone explain it to me apparently), The Ladies and Gentlemen are an excellent band. I hear traces of Bowie, Talking Heads, The Cars- even a bit of Devo thrown in.

    Highly recommended!

  2. sniffles mcsnuffles (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 8:44 pm

    the ladies and gentlemen are a terrifically musical rock act with an abundance of talent, style, verve, heat and poise. the pistol is loaded! le cravat est blanc.

  3. snoofles mcboog (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 8:48 pm

    slam on the brakes and make a skid.

  4. tankboy (unregistered) on December 16th, 2005 @ 11:04 am

    Actually, I always considered The L&Gs more “glam pop” than “new wave.”

  5. tom (unregistered) on December 16th, 2005 @ 11:45 am

    whether glam pop, new wave, retro-pop, power punk, rockers, mods, or mockers, l & g brought the house down again last night. y’all shoulda been there. (i behaved myself, nikkos.)

  6. nikkos (unregistered) on December 16th, 2005 @ 1:58 pm

    Apparently I was wrong in my contention that the New NEw Wave represented a scene of any sort. Via my friend Dave, I now realize it is simply a sub species of hipsterdom.

    Take the hipster quiz at Gawker to find out how you rank:

    I scored a 0. I’ve never been happier to “fail” a test!

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