Friday Night Covers

Morning, ladies.

What’d you do last night?

If the answer isn’t “I saw Michigan Avenue play at George’s”, you’re a bad dyke.

I give myself a B- for attendance to all 5 gay bars in town since I moved here a few months ago, and I’ve yet to see as many lesbos under one roof as I did last night. And there was something for everyone, if you know what I mean (and want to get all stereotypical): hipster homos, lipsticks, butches, femmes, older, younger, darker, lighter, bigger, smaller…it was a cornucopia of queer girls.

So if you didn’t make it out, or if you did and you want a recap, here’s what went down:

Those PYTs above make up the band Michigan Avenue. From left to right, they play guitar, vocals, percussion, and more vocals. Their facebook says they play acoustic covers of all genres of music. Classic rock, 80’s, 90’s, top 40, country, rap….pretty much anything. They really weren’t kidding about that “pretty much anything” part. The girls kicked out jams by The Cranberries, Kanye West, Prince, Florence and the Machine, Natalie Imbruglia, and Nicki Minaj to name only a few.

Truth: I’m not usually a fan of cover bands. There always seems to be something sort of sad and tacky about them (Maybe I’ve seen too many Elvis, Prince, and David Bowie impersonators).  But these girls did it right, by putting their own acoustic spin and harmonization on the songs they covered, and finding that almost-perfect balance of  showcasing their own style/talent while still playing other people’s music.

And let’s be honest, even if you hate their music, it’d be  easy to just stand by the stage and stare at them because they’re pretty pretty pretty.

In summary, you should find out when/where they’re playing next (I can help you with that part) and go! If not for the music, for the cute girls, for the opportunity to flirt, for the opportunity to make new friends who share your interests (girls, duh!), for the scene. Girl, Get Out!

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1 comment
  1. susan said:

    thanks so much for the great review, I’m sorry we didn’t see this sooner! but it sure made my day today!
    -susan

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