Tuesday, February 24, 2009



Mere months after the demise of her former project, the critically acclaimed Beat The Devil, SHILPA RAY AND HER HAPPY HOOKERS is already stirring a raucous with her new band and she's bringing it to SANTOS PARTY HOUSE....again! This time JOANNA ERDOS AND THE MIDNIGHT SHOW will be supporting and both bands will perform covers from the original Woodstock. The show will be filmed for a VH-1 documentary on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. You DO NOT want to miss this show!

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers hits the ground running, taking Shilpa's voice and songs to new heights: grinding blues, sleazy jazz, and disturbing rock tied together with pop and punk sensibilities; the result sounding something like a vulgar Ella Fitzgerald crooning in front of a wall of distortion and thunderous, pounding rhythms. The band reads like a who's who of recent NYC rock luminaries including members of Creaky Boards, Soft Black, Kapow!, and cult rock producers The Negatones. Their live shows are already a notorious commodity.

Joanna Erdos is known for performing a kind of musical slight of hand by singing stories of epic heartbreak while fooling her listeners into believing that they are having a good time. The heroines in her songs are far crazier than Amy Winehouse and Syd Barett, but they always have more fun on their way down. It’s the combination of Joanna’s sweaty-sweet alto and her magnificent original music - made up of heart-felt piano-rock songs that sound like Honky Dory era Bowie dancing cheek to cheek with Nick Cave in the bowels of a pirate ship - that provide the melodic hooks and lush vocal harmonies which keep admiring crowds singing along.


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I listened to ANDREW WK's Back In Time Remix of Plushgun's How We Roll track and thought it was pretty damn awesome!


Is it gonna be on DAMN! THE MIX TAPE by any chance??

March 1 at SANTOS is gonna be exciiiiiting!!