MIRIAM & NOBODY'S BABIES
SUZETTE SUNDAE & THE LOVELIFES
Miriam. That’s right, just one name, like Cher or Madonna. Or Winger, for that matter. Nobody’s Baby is Miriam’s first solo album, and it’s a gem. If you’re expecting the same high-intensity, raucous'n'roll you find with The A-Bones, you won’t get it on Nobody’s Baby. Instead, this album reminds of two previous records, classy efforts both, in the Norton Records catalog: Dangerous Game, the 2007 "comeback" album by Mary Weiss, lead singer of The Shangri-Las, and All Or Nothing by La La Brooks, who used to sing with The Crystals. Like those older albums, Nobody’s Baby is a contemporary take on the classic early- to mid-'60s girl-group sound — an adult update on the teen yearning and, yes, angst of that golden period.
Thursday, July 30th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. No cover. 21+ with ID.
Photography by Roberta Bayley