Tuesday, October 30, 2007
We Are The Pipettes
Just because it was a Monday night was no reason to keep from wriggling, flailing, jumping, and just perhaps, pulling shapes.
After a warm-up from SF-based opener Social Studies, whose lead singer fought heckles from a former bassist, the UK girl group The Pipettes took the stage last night at Bimbo’s 365 Club.
In vibrantly cute polka-dotted outfits Gwenno, Rosay, and RiotBecki cranked out tune after tune, each with their own synchronized dance motions and repeated refrains. There were no slow moments, and no slow songs – just simple, catchy and sometimes suggestive (fake gasp!) lyrics.
While the girls might have done well to open with the highly danceable “Pull Shapes” rather than save it to the end, the crowd was with them through the whole show – no matter how sweaty, creepy, and overwhelmingly male said crowd may have been.
Dance and boogie!