The B-cups and the Minks
(Issue #22 - 2008-04-02)
Uh, so I know the "all girl" thing is stupid, since everyone present was in their thirties, but somehow "all women" sounds awkward too. Whatever.
First off, I love the Eagle. It brings punk back to its roots, which means gay leather clubs. Where did you think all those spiked collars and nice studded belts came from? Yeah, that's right.
The Eagle is San Francisco's leather-est bar. It's got a courtyard for BBQ, a bathroom on stage, and scary-ass pictures of tough guys peeing on each other all over. Right on. Thursday nights though, the crowd has nary a bear in sight, just a mix of people of the punkish persuasion of many ages - though all over 21.
I saw three of the four bands that night, but I can't remember the name of the first one. Nevermind, they were terrible. I was there because my friend Eden has a crush on the tall, Brazillian guitar player for the Minks, and because I wanted to try one more time to steal the bassist from The Minks to be in my band.
However, the B-Cups stole the show. They were perfect rock and roll! The singer was so short that even with her 6-inch platform shoes (I thought they only issued a license for shoes like that to KISS) she was shorter than Jill.
She wore leather pants and managed to rock her way all over stage despite being on crazy stilts. The band rocked, the drummer was great, and they even got Jill up on stage dancing with them. Awesome.
I'm not certain about their recorded stuff, it doesn't really capture the wild intensity of their live show. If you get a chance, go see them!
I've seen the Minks once before, and they were just as terrible. How can you be an all-female Kinks cover band and be so bad? The singer mumbles like she's too shy and singing karaoke, and the drummer hits like she's afraid she might wake someone up. Lame. Still, I wanted to steal their bassist, but she doesn't seem interested. Sad.
They did leave me thinking that an all-fat-people dickies cover band might be entertaining. Well, anything would be better than the minks.
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