I got super lucky two weeks ago when I read on Facebook that a friend got tickets to a super special, super intimate Scissor Sisters show at Bowery Ballroom. After sharing the pre-sale password with me, I quickly scored two tickets of my own! (Thanks, Flint)! First, I have to say that Bowery may be my new favorite venue in New York! This is my first time here.
I first saw Scissor Sisters back in 2006 during their Ta-Dah tour in Atlanta, Georgia. Flash-forward four years, and the Scissor Sisters are getting ready to drop their third studio album this summer, so the two shows at Bowery Ballroom previewed a number of new songs… I don’t know them, nor do I know the names of them! So, I’ll just have to wait until I see them again to report on the new stuff… But, I love that in Rolling Stone magazine, Jake Shears admits venturing to the “darkest clubs and steamiest sex parties in Germany” before starting work on this disc. Wow. This is going to be fun.
In addition to the new songs, Jake, the amazing Ana Matronic, Baby Daddy and my Scissor Sisters crush, Del Marquis, played a number of everyone’s favorites, including “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’,” “Tits on the Radio” (which featured Sandra Bernhard the night before) and closer “Filthy/Gorgeous.” Super sexy Scissor Sisters. Love them.