TONIGHT: See The Spectacular Band Girls Don’t Cry For FREE, Wednesday July 25 2007

July 25, 2007

Girls Don’t Cry will be performing for free tonight at McCarren Park in Brooklyn at 7:30PM.

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Hannah Fairlight displaying the grit that makes Girls Don’t Cry great!

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See The Spectacular Band Girls Don’t Cry For FREE Tonight, Wednesday July 25 2007

July 25, 2007

Girls Don’t Cry will be performing for free tonight at McCarren Park in Brooklyn at 7:30PM.

Be there!

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Girls Don’t Cry: Needling At The Knitting Factory

July 6, 2007

I’m not going to write much this time. The pictures I have will tell the story (when that time comes!).

Liz broke a drumstick. That’s the second, if not the third, time she’s whomped those drums and managed to do that. I saw the bit fly into the air.

Hannah has completed her transformation to Hannah 2.0. All will make sense when I have image storage again and can publish the pictures.

Sora made sure I noticed she wasn’t wearing a T-shirt this time. (Oops. I hadn’t noticed!)

Rachael belted out American Boy again.

Caitlin revealed she used to play an upright bass in jazz bands.

I sat about 4-5 feet from a massive amp setup in order to get pics. My right ear still hasn’t recovered.

Next up for Girls Don’t Cry is the Women’s Rights 2 Rock Women’s Music Festival taking place at People’s Park in Seneca, New York on July 13, 14, and 15, 2007. Three days, thirty bands, and free admission!

Good luck, ladies! Conquer the Festival!

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Tonight, July 5 2007: Girls Don’t Cry @ The Knitting Factory 8PM NYC

July 5, 2007

The extraordinary Girls Don’t Cry are playing again tonight!

See these stars before they become official stars.

Go to their MySpace page to sample their musical and vocal greatness.

Then get to The Knitting Factory tonight to see, hear, and experience them.

KF entry

Knitting Factory – New York
74 Leonard Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (212) 219-3132
Fax: (212) 219-3401

Box Office Hours
Monday to Saturday: 10 AM until close

Go see them!

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Girls Don’t Cry: Women’s Rights 2 Rock Festival

June 27, 2007

GDC singing

Congratulations to my five favorite Girls in the whole universe: the Girls of Girls Don’t Cry, who have been selected to participate in the Women’s Rights 2 Rock Women’s Music Festival taking place at People’s Park in Seneca, New York on July 13, 14, and 15, 2007. Three days, thirty bands, and free admission!

But what makes it worthwhile is Girls Don’t Cry!


Girls Don’t Cry: Unravelling The Knitting Factory

June 24, 2007

Note: This will be a pictureless report. I’ve yet to order additional WordPress image storage space.

It had been several dreary and uninspiring months since I was last able to experience the grandeur of Girls Don’t Cry live on stage. I had to miss their recent Bitter End date, so I was craving their Knitting Factory appearance. They were due to begin at 7PM. But I didn’t want to miss the rare opportunity to take pictures of their descent from the heavens. So I got there at 4:30!

5PM came. No Girls. 5:30PM. Still no Girls. 6PM. Where are the Girls? 6:15PM. Oh my God, did they change their start time? Maybe they’ll play at 11PM! I’ll be dead by then!

Five minutes later, the Girls pulled up. They were cutting it close! Heaven apparently doesn’t want to let go of its goddesses too easily!

Downstairs, on stage, they began with a thorough sound check. I was glad to see that. The sound board has sometimes worked against them (I’m looking at you, Pianos!), narrowing the range of their audio splendor. They could be doing their best playing, but if the sound board hasn’t been set correctly, their talent is sabotaged, trapped somewhere between their instruments and their amps, depriving us of the full measure of their exciting electrons!

That wasn’t the case at The Knitting Factory. The board was set properly and aside from a few live adjustments by Sora (who is finicky about her sound — and she should be!), everything went damned well. The music flowed smoothly and freely from their fingers directly into our ears. It was hot and sizzling Direct Current!

It was Liz Kelly‘s birthday (Happy Birthday, Liz!) — but instead of us plying her with gifts, she gave all of us a gift: her most inspired drumming ever! She beat the hell out of those drums! By the time the Girls were done, those drums were smoking and asking everyone what convoy of trucks had hit them! If those drums had been a cow, the audience would have been eating cooked hamburger after that set!

Rachael did her delightful keyboard magic — and then the cowbell for Cobain. Hannah did her energizing foot-stomping and guitar work. Caitlin couldn’t resist breaking into a little bit of bass guitar jazz during a quick break, luring Liz into doing the same on drums (I think they are plotting an overthrow of the group into Girls Do Jazz!). Sora did her trademark hair camouflage routine because she just has to look so exceedingly cool on stage.

The Girls debuted a new song! (At least it was a debut for New York City; they’d actually premiered it the previous night for those undeserving Long Islanders.) Called American Boy, Rachael did the lead vocal, shaking the room with the power of her voice. This put — oh my God! — Hannah on keyboards!

Their final song was Sora’s: their cover of the Violent Femmes’ Add It Up. Sora always drives the audience wild with her routine during that, and it was even moreso at The Knitting Factory.

And then it was all over! What?!!? It seemed as if I had just gotten there, sat down, and now it was finished?

As it turned out, the Girls — and the audience (but most importantly me me me!!!) — were cheated by The Knitting Factory. Their bartender was late, so we weren’t let in until about 7:15. The Girls started playing within five minutes after that. But instead of being allotted their full hour, The Knitting Factory deducted their bartender’s lateness from the Girls’ time on stage! The next band was to start promptly at their assigned 8PM time. Bastards! I would have asked for a refund of half my money, but I was too glad to hear the Girls at all.

It was an incredible performance. The Girls were hot. They rocked. They were vibrant and alive and sent tremors throughout the city that made earthquake sensors send out false alerts! The audience loved it, I loved it. All of us who witnessed their greatness came away with an energy, a glow, and a painful hunger for more more more!

Their incredible Bitter End set now has a companion: this appearance at The Knitting Factory! The Girls again showed everyone that they are destined not just for mere stardom, but mega-super-stardom!

All of you who weren’t there, you have my abject pity. Your ordinary lives could have experienced their magic, but you missed it. But they’ll be doing more. So don’t miss their next time on stage! If you continue to do so, there will come a time when you’ll have to pay a seedy, unwashed scalper several month’s worth of rent for a ticket to see them. And you’ll be glad to do so!

In the meantime, check out their new redesigned website!

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Girls Don’t Cry Tomorrow Saturday June 23, 2007 7PM At The Knitting Factory In New York City

June 22, 2007

You need to see them. You need to be able to lord it over your friends that you saw Girls Don’t Cry before they were a platinum-selling, Grammy-winning, People/Rolling Stone/Time/Newsweek-cover-photo band!

Show that you have taste, discernment, and a keen eye — and ear! — for The Next Big Thing.

See these stars before they become official stars.Hit their MySpace page to sample their greatness.

Then get to The Knitting Factory tomorrow to see, hear, and experience them.

KF entry

Knitting Factory – New York
74 Leonard Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (212) 219-3132
Fax: (212) 219-3401
Box Office Hours
Monday to Saturday: 10 AM until close

Go see them!

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Girls Don’t Cry 10PM Tonight June 22 2007 At Vintage Lounge, Levittown, LI

June 22, 2007

Girls Don’t Cry will be appearing at The Vintage Lounge in Levittown, NY tonight at 10PM.

Hit their MySpace page to sample some of their great songs.

Then get to their show!

Vintage Lounge
58 Gardiners Ave
Levittown, NY 11756
Phone: 516-735-6827

See the place — and get directions and a map — at the AOL CityGuide.

Click on the Girls Don’t Cry category (that very link, duh!) to see more coverage of them in this blog!


Girls Don’t Cry At The Vintage Lounge, Levittown, NY Friday June 22, 2007 @ 10PM

June 21, 2007

All of you poor souls who live in suburbia, some rock culture is coming into your dreary existences!

The fantastic band Girls Don’t Cry will be appearing at The Vintage Lounge in Levittown, NY this Friday — tomorrow! — at 10PM.

Click on that link to go to their MySpace page to sample some of their great songs.

Then get to their show!

Vintage Lounge
58 Gardiners Ave
Levittown, NY 11756
Phone: 516-735-6827

Get a gander at the place — as well as directions and a map — at the AOL CityGuide.


Girls Don’t Cry: Notes

June 13, 2007

I was unable to attend their performance at The Bitter End last night. But I was able to get into the neighborhood to intersect with their presence and snap some photos for future blogistry.

I’d post them today, except I’ve used up all my free image storage (I’m at 104%! Thanks, WordPress for the extra 4%!), so they’ll have to wait for another day.

Have you ever seen a star in person? Even someone who’s appeared on TV regularly but has never headlined their own show? They shine with an aura, don’t they? As if they are always walking in a spotlight that’s shining from above just onto them.

Well, that’s how it is with the ladies of Girls Don’t Cry!

They came out of the Bitter End, gracefully agreeing to my annoying request for some photos, and they all had spotlights shining on them. They glow. They shine. They already have that aura, each and every one of them.

They will be huge. Get to their next performance:

Saturday, June 23 2007 7:00 PM at The Knitting Factory

KF entry

Knitting Factory – New York
74 Leonard Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (212) 219-3132
Fax: (212) 219-3401

Box Office Hours
Monday to Saturday: 10 AM until close

Go see them!

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