that's the last time the New York Dolls were in MPLS (also the year their first record came out). I will be seeing them, as Lil' Steven's Underground Garage presents them at First Ave TOMORROW NIGHT, people.
whew. it's a little exciting. I must say...
check out what my man Jim had to say (fuck. I have been re-watching Da Ali G show. and you can tell...)
New York Dolls
Get out the leather and lipstick, garageland ladies and lads: David Johansen's glam-pioneers return to the Twin Cities for the first time since their debut at Teenland at the Minnesota State Fair in 1973. You can be forgiven if your Dolls delirium is tempered by the loss of the dead boys (Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan, Arthur "Killer" Kane, subject of last year's wonderful doc New York Doll
), or the survivors' samey new studio album One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This.
But know that David Jo is still alive and kicking and doing the American Mick Jagger thing better than most, and these reunion shows have been garnering good reviews. Plus, as Halloween proves, everybody loves a guy dressed in drag -- add drums and guitars and songs as sweaty-good as "Personality Crisis," "Who Are The Mystery Girls?," "Trash," and "Frankenstein," and, well, everybody must get laid tonight. With the Supersuckers, the Chesterfield Kings, and more. Presented by Little Steven's Underground Garage. 8 p.m.; $20; 700 N. First Avenue, Mpls.: 612-338-8388.—Jim Walsh