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Friday, October 17, 2008

Tonight in Music: Duffy, Stereolab, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, McTuff

posted by on October 17 at 9:00 AM

Quintron & Miss Pussycat play Chop Suey tonight, and prior to coming to town, Eric Grandy got to chat with Mr. Quintron about witches and hurricanes and RadioShack. Here’s what Mr. Quintron had to say about living in New Orleans: “It was my destiny. I am not kidding. I had my stars done or tarot or whatever by some woman who was evidently very highly regarded in that world, and she actually told me that I would be dead if it were not for this place.”

Read the whole interview here.

Stereolab’s also playing tonight. The Meghan McCain-approved band will be performing at Neumos Showbox at the Market with Richard Swift and Monade. That’s right, I said Meghan McCain-approved. Read Dave Segal’s piece on the band to see what I’m talking about.

And finally, we mustn’t forget about Duffy:

Duffy - “Mercy”
Duffy, Eli Paperboy Reed
(Showbox Sodo) Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy is a dream come true for people yearning for a blonder, more Lulu-esque Amy Winehouse, sans tabloidy aftertaste. Duffy’s debut album, Rockferry (lavishly, tastefully produced by ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, with strings by the legendary Wrecking Crew), replicates the cinematic, orchestral grandeur of producers like David Axelrod and Jack Nitzsche. Duffy negotiates familiar love-song tribulations with requisite tremulousness and seductiveness. Ballads nestle comfortably next to midtempo soul testifying with a natural grace that shows no strain in reaching those archetypal deep and exalted emotions. It might be hyperbole to call Rockferry a 21st-century Dusty in Memphis, but not by much. The album’s that sweet. Have “Mercy,” and then some. DAVE SEGAL

All the rest of tonight’s shows can be found in our online calendar.

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FWIW, Sterolab is playing at the Showbox- Market not Neumo's.

Posted by beef | October 17, 2008 1:01 PM

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