Attn NYC: Lightning Kikes

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i've never self-promoted on ILM, but after seeing the yummy yummy chewy chewy thread, i couldn't help myself. it's my new band's first gig! monday 2/23 at lit in nyc...


Lightning Kikes are a new group featuring current and former members of the Trouble Dolls, Les Sans Culottes, and Gaijin a Go-Go, along with the mysterious and previously unaffiliated Barbara on Italian vocals.

Lightning Kikes play covers of American bubblegum, BritGirl, Italian and French Europop, and early '80s anti-pop -- which they often find to be way catchier than the pop it's supposedly in opposition to. And they play originals in the same style, which is to say songs that have hooks, strange key changes, and either don't make any sense at all or make a little too much sense.

LIKES: Ohio Express, Lou Christie, Jackie Lee, Nita Rossi, Luigi Tenco, Michel Polnareff, Mina, Au Pairs, Girls At Our Best.

DISLIKES: Those big evil companies that used to muck up perfectly good sticks of bubblegum by insisting on packaging them with baseball cards.

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Monday, Feb. 23
Lit, 93 Second Ave., NY
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Lightning Kikes, 9 pm
The Mobius Band, 10 pm
Dutch Kills, 11 pm
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fact checking cuz (fcc), Friday, 20 February 2004 17:55 (seventeen years ago) link

i find your band name to be quite offensive. i will be outside of lit to voice my dissent.

cutty (mcutt), Friday, 20 February 2004 17:56 (seventeen years ago) link

i'll look for you!

fact checking cuz (fcc), Friday, 20 February 2004 18:00 (seventeen years ago) link

oh great...lit...

jp, Friday, 20 February 2004 20:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, that name is totally unoffensive and a guaranteed crowd pleaser, even if the band is 100% jewish.

Oops, I forgot to mention it's opposite day!

musto, Friday, 20 February 2004 21:12 (seventeen years ago) link

i KNEW we should've gone with K.W.A! dammit!

fact checking cuz (fcc), Friday, 20 February 2004 21:25 (seventeen years ago) link

what's wrong with baseball cards? Also, the Moebius Band are awful, pass it on.

hstencil, Friday, 20 February 2004 21:39 (seventeen years ago) link

baseball cards leave an awful cardboard taste on the gum.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Friday, 20 February 2004 21:44 (seventeen years ago) link

but they look cool. And ultimately last much longer than the gum.

hstencil, Friday, 20 February 2004 21:50 (seventeen years ago) link

i've got no problem with baseball cards as long as (a) they don't force the cards and the gum into the same damn package and (b) there aren't any derek jeters in my pack.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Friday, 20 February 2004 21:55 (seventeen years ago) link

This stuff looks suspiciously like record collection rock.

maypang (maypang), Friday, 20 February 2004 21:57 (seventeen years ago) link

i'll plead the fifth on that.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Friday, 20 February 2004 22:01 (seventeen years ago) link


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