The very colourful Kristeen Young.
Oh she's a tongue twisting storm, come to the show tonight...
Regular visitors to these pages will be more than aware of the very talented Kristeen Young. But, just in case your are in any doubt as to quite what she is, this excerpt from her most recent
"Plucked from the thick-brown-rumblin'n'rollin'-Tina Turner-Chuck Berry-Muddy Waters of the Mississippi River arrives ROCK singer/songwriter, KRISTEEN YOUNG. This native St. Louisan re-introduces ADVENTUROUS rock as only a 1/2 Apache/bible-fed/orphaned child/now non-teen/mid-westerner can. It's from a far-off distant planet called Missouri and it's got scars.
Kristeen leads her band, KRISTEEN YOUNG & the Low Boys, with a driven, blown-out, guitar-riff piano sound that is equal parts Jerry Lee Lewis/Jimmy Page/Jello Biafra in attitude. She combines this with a Thomas Dolby meets DMX meets Bowie flavor, then, throws it into a 3 minute/verse-chorus American blender for good measure. This is definitely music from a person sitting in the middle of a continent (no boundaries). Vocally, she slides just as effortlessly through styles, wielding a 4 octave range. And, of course, her clothes could only be designed by her all 600s structure gone sliding sideways into that American artery.
Rock and Roll as an ADVENTURE...Rock and Roll as a BLOODSPORT...Isn't it time? To see it is to believe it."
Now that's cleared up, it just remains for me to tell you about the shows. Kristeen Young & the Low Boys start a residency at CBGB's tonight, here's the schedule for the whole of October:
Tuesday October 8th @ CBGB, 8:30
Thursday October 17th @ CBGB, 8:30
Tuesday October 22nd @ Luxx (in Williamsburg), 8:00
Thursday October 24th @ CBGB, 8:30
Tuesday October 29th @ CBGB, 8:30
I'm sure you are all aware that
From the scorching opener of 'Bite Down', through the aforementioned sheer class of 'Saviour' and the impossibly catchy future hit, 'We Want More!?', to the out and out strangeness of 'Wake The Dead', 'Breasticles' is a fine record with a brilliant Tony Visconti production.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a copy is tell me four artists, other than Kristeen, that Tony Visconti has produced. How easy is that!? Send your answers to me at TotalBlamBlam@davidbowie.com with a subject line of "I Want Kristeen Young". The competition will end about this time next week, and I'll announce the winners later that same day.