Bush Tetras – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – August 8th, 2015
E, Gene Dante and The Future Starlets, DJ Gang of One (Gang of Four's Hugo Burnham)
Sat, August 8, 2015
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmThe Sinclair
$18 advance / $20 day of show
This event is 18 and over
The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.https://www.sinclaircambridge.com/event/886687/
The Bush Tetras formed in 1979, in the lower east side of Manhattan and were mainstays at The Peppermint Lounge, Hurrah's, CBGB's, Max's Kansas City, Tier 3. Pioneers of the indie movement long before the term had been coined, the band's first 7” single on historic NYC label 99 Records (Liquid Liquid, ESG, Glenn Branca), “Too Many Creeps”, landed the quirky, post-punk band on Billboard's dance chart. Straddling the line between No Wave, New Wave and Art-funk, the co-ed quartet's influence (and the band's distinctive guitar sounds) can still be heard today.
Sometimes described as a “truck stop Roxy Music,” Gene Dante and The Future Starlets play original rock & roll, undeniably influenced by early to mid ‘70s Bowie/Iggy Pop/Lou Reed and ‘80s British ‘art rock’ bands. In lieu of a new album, The Starlets are focusing on releasing singles. They are putting the final touches on the video for "We Are All Whores" - a comment on artists, relationships, and integrity wrapped in a Joan Jett-inspired rock song. The 'Safe Space Mix' of "Girl on a Unicycle" was featured on the 2014 Keep Safe Boston compilation to benefit Planned Parenthood. The new single "Hand Me Your Razors" was recently released and will also receive video treatment. The full band mix of "Girl on a Unicycle" will be released soon.
Branching out, Gene and The Starlets appeared as the title role in the critically acclaimed 2011 New England Tour of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. The Starlets went on to be featured in the 2012 production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at American Repertory Theater's Oberon (as the band, with Gene playing the role of Brad Majors). For his performance, Gene was nominated for a 2012 Elliot Norton Award (Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor). He was also nominated for a 2014 Boston Music Award (Best Male Vocalist).
Their 2009 album 'The Romantic Lead' - produced by Peter Lubin - spawned videos for "C Star" and "A Madness to his Method" were directed by Michael Pope. The latter enjoyed rotation on LOGO network's "NewNowNext" and is also on MTV's UK and Asia websites.
The Future Starlets are: Gene Dante (vocals, occasional guitar & keys), Tamora Gooding (drums), Jim Collins (bass), Scott Patalano, (lead guitar, also in Mistle Thrush), and Erik Andersen (rhythm guitar & keys).
"Dante's vocals and songwriting style conjure up visions of a mad scientist's experiment where Dean Martin and Alice Cooper were made into one slick monster of a crooner"
- Elmore Magazine
"His voice is knock-out and his charisma utterly engrossing."
- Portland Phoenix
"Gene Dante is not really a bitch, but he plays one on CD - as well as a number of other delectably haughty roles designed to showcase his inner (and outer) dandy."
- Boston Globe
"Once you see them perform live, it's impossible to not fall for their razor-sharp, high energy live performances. So addictively catchy and unbelievably well put together!"
- Ryan's Smashing Life
He’s English — so he doesn’t care.
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