Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011-04-02 Syrens of the South invade Columbus, GA

On April 2, 2011, Syrens of the South Productions invaded Columbus, GA, to add their bawdy burlesque to an evening of musical magic!  The ladies were invited down after the lead singer of The Debutante Massacre saw them perform with The Dresden Dolls back in November.

First and foremost, Charles (the lead singer) totally spoiled us by making us a home made dinner before the show.  Chicken spaghetti with salad and garlic bread.  So we were getting ready at his house, having an amazing meal and watching some Archer on his TV, it was a great way to start off the evening, lol.

We got to SOHO Bar and Grill and there was a poker tournament going on.  After talking my gamblers back down from jumping in to play, we had a tour of the space.  It was a nice stage, a huge bar and some video games and pool tables to keep everyone amused in between sets.  The staff was amazingly nice and friendly and the service was great.

Opening the show was an acoustic set done by Katie Martin that was both fun and haunting at the same time.   Following that was a super energetic and awesome set done by our hosts, The Debutante Massacre!  Great stage presence and an awesome sound.  Following that was The Hellblinki Sextet, whom we love.  We performed with them in 2008 at Eccentrik Fest which is produced by The Clockwork Cabaret and they're always awesome to work with.  Eastern European punk rock circus music....yup that pretty much sums them up, lol.

Closing out the show was Syrens of the South.   After an evening of listening to great music and having drinks with the crowd it was time for us to go up on stage.  MCing the event was Katherine Lashe (me) and I had my hands full with a rowdy crowd of fun loving drunks.  There's nothing quite like performing near an army base to get the girls in a tizzy as well.  I did end up talking a Drill Sargent into doing pick-up for us which is not something we get to do every day.

Opening the show was the Double D's of Dixie, D'lilah D'lite, she did a classic boa act with a rockabilly edge.  The audience loved her and I think someone actually threw their dog tags on stage when she was done.  Following that was The Southern Shot that Make You Hot, Brandy Noir in her One Woman Rat Pack tribute to Frank Sinatra in a very classic Vegas styled number.  Next came the smile so bright you don't know if it's day or night, Sunny Midnight, doing her geek turned sexpot routine to Reverend Horton Heat's 'Love Whip'.  Closing out the show was our very own knockout, Miss Pearl E. White, with her Rocky tribute that was a one two punch of fantastic to end the night.

It was a lot of fun and we're really looking forward to getting to come back to Columbus.