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Jake Shears and Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters
New York loves Scissor Sisters so much that the audience didn’t get enough on the first night, so the Sisters flipped it over and grilled it up again! They played the second of two shows (the final US date on their 2012 Summer tour) at Terminal 5 in Manhattan on July 7, 2012. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Scissor Sisters, their show, as Ana Matronic said “will fuck you – hard! But [you’ll] be respected in the morning.” Truer words have never been spoken. The Sisters give 150% at every show and whether you feel like dancin’ or not, you will be on your feet and shakin’ your moneymaker for the entire show. Die-hards including myself braved hours of 100 degree weather to be in the front row to catch Jake Shears, Ana Matronic, Del Marquis and Baby Daddy let us have it – in the best possible way and they did not disappoint! If you don’t have their latest album “Magic Hour,” get it get it and before you know it, you’ll be having a kiki!
Enjoy some pictures from a 3,000 person kiki featuring Scissor Sisters, DJ Sammy Jo (who spun tunes in between sets) and the fabulous opener, Rye Rye.
More pix after the jump!
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It must be my good Scissor Sisters karma and love for the band because I always have the greatest time when I see Jake Shears, Ana Matronic, Baby Daddy and Del Marquis perform. July 6, 2012 was no exception as I won tickets to see Scissor Sisters for their first of two shows at Terminal 5. Shout out to one of my favorite websites on the planet, Brooklyn Vegan for such a great prize! In between DJ sets from Scissor Sisters’ DJ Sammy Jo (who spun an excellent Eric Prydz remix of M83’s “Midnight City”), the crowd was entertained by up and coming rapper Rye Rye. Scissor Sisters hit the stage around 10:20 and performed for close to two hours.
Jake Shears and Ana Matronic
There are a few things you ALWAYS get at a Scissor Sisters concert – a great crowd that is ready to have a great time, costume changes, hilarious banter between Jake Shears and Ana Matronic, high energy from the Sisters, lots of skin (and extra skin last night as Scissor Sisters dusted off their classic track “The Skins”). During the first night of their two night stand, Scissor Sisters talked about how great it was to be home (before seguing into the new track “Baby Come Home” off their latest album “Magic Hour), and Ana Matronic said the show is the best they’ve ever played in New York. She mentioned many familiar faces in the crowd that are her family – both blood relatives and people who have stuck with the band through thick and thin. She said that is one of the best parts of the gay community – you don’t have to be related to be family. Amen, Sister!
Baby Daddy, Ana Matronic, Del Marquis
There was a nice mixture of songs off all the band’s 4 albums. From their self titled debut they performed Take Your Mama, Mary, Comfortably Numb, Music Is The Victim and The Skins. From Ta-Dah, they performed I Don’t Feel Like Dancin and Kiss You Off. From Night Work, they performed Any Which Way, Skin This Cat, Running Out and Invisible Light and from Magic Hour, they performed Baby Come Home, Keep Your Shoes, Inevitable, Year of Living Dangerously, Let’s Have A Kiki, Shady Love and Only The Horses. I am keeping this review short because I am going back for a second helping of Scissor Sisters and I recommend you do the same! You won’t be disappointed!
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Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters
Let’s have a kiki! It pleases me to no end to say the following sentence: Scissor Sisters are back! One of the most fun bands you will ever see live previewed songs from their upcoming album “Magic Hour” at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on May 6, 2012. I’ve lost count as to how many times I’ve seen Scissor Sisters in concert (and it has to be over 20 times by this point), but one thing always remains – their shows are always a damn good time! Playing a nice mix of tracks from each of their albums (including the non-US album track “The Skins”), Scissor Sisters rocked the socks off the audience at Bowery Ballroom!
Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters
Jake Shears and Ana Matronic mentioned how Bowery Ballroom is their favorite place in New York to play (and to see concerts as well) and I have to agree. It’s hard to have a bad time at the legendary venue. A great time was had by all tonight which included many familiar faces such as Jonathan Pierce from The Drums, Anderson Cooper, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and actress Susan Sarandon. The Sisters played 7 new songs from their upcoming album “Magic Hour” (which will be released at the end of May 2012) including the first two singles “Only The Horses” and the rap-infused track “Shady Love.” The dance party/answering machine message “Let’s Have A Kiki” was also played and included a great choreographed routine with Jake and the back-up singers (see photo below). “Keep Your Shoes On” is a dance track that is destined to become a Scissor Sisters classic. “Years of Living Dangerously” is a slower song that the audience was definitely vibing to and “Baby Come Home” has a groove similar to “Laura.”
Let's Have a Kiki!
A video of another new song “Inevitable” will be coming soon, so please bookmark this site and visit often (shameless plug – however, it’s hard to deny that I provide great and exclusive content 7 days a week!) Sandwiched in between the new songs (all of which made their US live debut), were classic Scissor Sisters songs such as their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” “Take Your Mama,” “Mary,” “Invisible Light,” “Skin This Cat,” “Kiss You Off,” “Any Which Way,” “Music is the Victim,” and “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’.”
I saw a lot of fellow die-hard Scissor Sisters fans at the show and their energy and enthusiasm for this band is unparalleled. In turn, the band returns the love of their fans and I must say that Scissor Sisters are the nicest band in rock and roll. They are always happy to meet fans, sign their stuff, take photos and answer any questions their fans might have. In addition to their great music and their ridiculously fun shows, that’s reason enough to always support and see this band!
Jake Shears and Baby Daddy
Thanks again to Scissor Sisters for another great show and they’ll be back in the States in the summer so do not miss them at any cost when they come to your town!
See the set list after the jump.
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Ana Matronic and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters
October kicked off with a bang at the New Yorker Festival as the band Scissor Sisters sat down for a Q&A as well as a nine song acoustic set in which they premiered their new song “San Luis Obispo.” The band talked candidly about their career from its early beginnings to present day and even as a die hard fan, I learned a bunch of new information about the group. For example, Pink Floyd have given their seal of approval to the Sisters’ cover of “Comfortably Numb.” It was also revealed that the scrapped but fully recorded 3rd album (before their masterpiece “Night Work”) will see the light of day – “some day.” Jake Shears talked about writing songs with Elton John as well as Bryan Ferry and they also discussed what it was like touring with Lady Gaga.
Baby Daddy, Del Marquis
After the interview was over, Scissor Sisters played a 9 song acoustic set which featured the premiere of a new track “San Luis Obispo” (and a video will be coming soon – so stay tuned) as well as a very rare performance of their song “Sex And Violence,” which is one of the fan favorites from their highly underrated 3rd album “Night Work.” The hits were also thrown in including “Laura,” “Take Your Mama,” “Fire With Fire” and “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin.'” I had so much fun. It was also great to see all the Scissor Sisters east coast fans who are so dedicated that they travel long distances to have another great Scissor Sisters experience.
I spoke with the band after the performance and as usual, the entire band is so cool. I talked to Jake about their album “K-Mart Disco.” It was demos prior to their debut album that was issued in Australia. It’s sold on Amazon.com, so I wasn’t sure what the story is behind it. It was not authorized by the band and Jake doesn’t know where they got the title from either! I assured Jake that I will atone for owning this unauthorized album by continuing to support them by seeing them in concert and of course I always will. I have never had a bad time at a Scissor Sisters concert and frankly, I don’t think it’s even possible to not have the time of your life when you see them. Scissor Sisters are great!
Jake and Ana performing
Thanks again to Scissor Sisters for a great night! See the setlist after the jump and stay tuned for the premiere of “San Luis Obispo.”
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Baby Daddy and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters
Music Week is reporting that Baby Daddy and Jake Shears from our beloved Scissor Sisters have been commissioned to write the music for an upcoming Fraggle Rock movie. The film will be based on the classic children’s TV series. No word on release dates as of press time.