PERFORMER PRESENTS – Scissors For Lefty / Kid Beyond / The Ebb and Flow @ Great American Music Hall (10.28.07)


www.scissorsforlefty.com
www.kidbeyond.com
www.theebbandflow.com
www.performermag.com

This review writes from the perspective of the three types of people present at tonight’s show…

(On The Ebb and Flow…)

PrepubeGirl: OMG, Tina, it’s this band’s LAST show EVER! He’s good on that guitar all by himself. Like Hendrix… or Kurt Cobain. I like them both they are so similar. All by himself. Doesn’t that, like, blow your mind?! Bobby’s emo haircut was so cute I think he went to the salon right before coming here. Let’s go get some autographs…

Girl’sMom: Boy, it’s pretty inside. Wowie, two stories! Can you believe they only have one per-person bathroom?

Me: …

(On Kid Beyond…)

PrepubeGirl: OMG, Britney, that guy was SO kewl. He came out in a Batman costume, and beat-boxed and did this techno stuff all with his mouth. LOL, so funny! Doesn’t that, like, blow your mind?! Zach looks so hot in his tight hipster stripes I need to go to Urban Outfitters like now. Let’s go get some autographs…

Girl’sMom: Oh, food! Do they have pineapple iced tea? When do you think the new TurboTax is coming out?

Me: …

(On Scissors For Lefty…)

PrepubeGirl: OMG, Scissors was awesome. They’re like The Strokes and Panic! At the Disco put together with a singer that looks like Jason Mraz. All my favorites! And they came in costumes too! LOL. Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas! I’m SO buying another Jack Skellington hoody now. It’s still so totally relevant. Doesn’t that, like, blow your mind?! Kevin just proposed underage sex in front of my parents. Let’s go get some autographs…

Girl’sMom: I wonder if that Mitchell Theatre next door is still playing “Ratatouille…”

Me: I HATE ALL-AGES SHOWS!!

Retrospective: The bands were all fantastic, particularly Kid Beyond, and GAMH serves as a beautiful venue. DJ Felina, who spun between sets, carried the audience away with her blend of brilliant “Equatorian” rhythms. In all seriousness, it was a really great show. Thanks, Performer Magazine! Now I’m going home with Tina, and we’re totally going to make fun of Bobby’s over-conditioned hair… LOL. What a loser!