The two bands have five people between them.
But both know how to carve out a sound and work it like mad -- in The Claudettes' case, with a drum set and a piano, and nothing else.
This should be an interesting night.
Big Lazy, with an upright bass, guitar and drum, sounds like something somewhere between a spaghetti Western surf lounge act and a
Its music has been nicknamed -- or maybe they coined the term themselves -- "twang noir."
No less a critic than
The Claudettes, meanwhile, are a frenetic, hopped-up garage-punk-barrelhouse-blues-soulful-jazz duo that really doesn't seem to have any use for the rest of a band.
They also have one of the better press release-writers out there, so we'll just let him or her tell you that The Claudettes present "their own fanatical fusion of blues and soul-jazz -- like
"File under: post-burlesque? Neo-vaudeville? Cosmic cartoon music?" the mystery writer continues. "You've never seen an instrumental duo like this."
The Claudettes, one of the many great, quirky acts to call The Hideout on the edge
Iguana, or Ig, is a onetime member of oh my god, who has performed or recorded with the late
Caskey, besides his role with The Claudettes, is a member of Eastern Blok, a Balkan fusion band.
Their well-written shtick is that they became who they are "when they called a place called Claudette's Bar in 2010 looking for a gig in between
Sounds worth getting there early for.
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