Monday, July 2, 2007

The Record Crate: The Truth about The Figs

The Truth about The Figs

With considerable anticipation after being charmed by them at an art opening a while back, I caught Lafayette’s The Figs at Chelsea’s. The Figs are a sextet of women performing vintage music on mostly vintage instruments in vintage garb. If there are three things in this world I like, it is women, banjos and ukuleles, and The Figs present all three with the charm of a county fair, their harmonies clear as a church bell.

Sweet as it sounds, that bell rings hollow.

1 comment:

  1. When I first read the title of this post, I thought you were referring to The Figgs and I got all excited because I LOVE THEM A LOT. But then I read more closely. "Maybe it's the Figgs in drag!" my mind said, hopefully. But no.

    This is kind of a useless comment. Anyway, write about the Figgs sometime, will you?