Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The Gossip in NYT, on the True Colors Tour
A nice plug for The Gossip (Beth and Brace are from Searcy, Arkansas) in today's New York Times, in a review of The True Colors Tour concert in NYC. The True Colors Tour features The Dresden Dolls, Erasure, Debby Harry, and Cyndi Lauper as the headliner. It's in support of the Human Rights campaign, a GLBT advocate, and to raise awareness about the Matthew Shepard Foundation and PFLAG.
"For vocal incandescence, though, she couldn’t top Beth Ditto, whose band the Gossip delivered the night’s most unpolished and gripping performance. Backed by the guitarist Brace Paine and the drummer Hannah Billie, Ms. Ditto unleashed a bluesy yowl that sounded even bigger than the room. Their better tunes — like a heat-blasted disco-punk closer, “Standing in the Way of Control” — felt stranded between styles, and better for it."
(The print version, but not the online version, features a photo of Beth.)