Scissor Sisters, Sammy Jo, Casey Spooner | Riviera Theatre | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Scissor Sisters, Sammy Jo, Casey Spooner Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Recommended Critics' Picks

When: Thu., Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. 2010

Scissor Sisters' latest, Night Work (Universal), is at its best when it goes heavy into classic disco—unrepentant glitter and gnashing 4/4 hi-hat stomp—and then lays on the Scissters' trademark high camp. The second single off the album, "Any Which Way," is a club anthem, calling out to folks both queer and straight; front man Jake Sheers gives the Gibbs brothers a run for their falsetto and Ana Matronic deadpans lyrics about wanting a supertan man to take her and do her anywhere, including in front of her parents. This is the band's magic: mocking the club scene and sending up club tracks while effortlessly cranking out body music that sets a dance floor grinding. Sammy Jo and Casey Spooner open. Sammy Jo, the band's tour DJ, also spins at a 10 PM afterparty at Berlin (954 W. Belmont) with Young Josh. 18+.

Price: $35

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