Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Low Cut Connie, Shilpa Ray, and Karikatura at Bowery Ballroom in New York, 12/02/16

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

After playing there back in April, Philadelphia rock ‘n’ roll band Low Cut Connie returned to The Bowery Ballroom in New York City to bring the house down again with Brooklyn cabaret punk powerhouse Shilpa Ray and NYC-based roots pop band Karikatura on Friday, Dec. 2.

It was a great mix of original music to dance to, with Low Cut Connie riding high on universally positive reviews from the New York Times to LA Weekly to NPR, lauded SXSW gigs, and a recent surprise plug from President Barack Obama, who included them in his Summer Playlist on Spotify.

The Dean of American Rock Critics himself, Robert Christgau, wrote that “Low Cut Connie rips shit up,” and rip it up they did. With lively songs like “Shake It Little Tina,” “Boozophilia,” and “Rio” played fervently through “Shondra,” their well-worn piano, these are passionate and theatrical musicians worth traveling for – and worth having sore feet from after tearing a hole in the dance floor on a late Friday night.

See our photos of Low Cut Connie playing the XPoNential Music Festival in Philly earlier this year here.