City Planner: Wednesday 10/18

Categories: Local Nightlife

The Dresden Dolls @ First Avenue

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From today's A-List: "Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Dresden Dolls. It would be as dreary as if there were no vaudevillian cabarets, no plunkety toy pianos, no raunchy burlesque shows. The Boston-based duo's latest release, Yes, Virginia, sounds more affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age than the eponymous 2004 debut that put them on the punk-cabaret map--just compare the new single 'Sing' ('Sing for the president/Sing for the terrorists/Sing!') to their first hit, 'Coin Operated Boy' ('Made of plastic and elastic/He is rugged and long-lasting/Many shapes and weights to choose from/I will never leave my bedroom'). Still, the Dolls' homemade YouTube video for 'Backstabber,' which pits them in a knife fight against black-mascara coverboys Panic! At the Disco, is proof enough that they haven't completely abandoned fun as an aesthetic principle. That you can't hear it does not mean it isn't there; the serious stuff just gets more MTV2 play. And really, pianist Amanda Palmer wears black-and-white Beetlejuice stockings. Is anyone surprised she has two sides?"

With the Red Paintings. 18+. $16/$18 at the door. 8:00 p.m.


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