January 21, 2007
OK, so I’m coming entirely late to the party here but may I just mention the extreme awesomeness of Ghettoplotz? Saw them for the first time last night and was blown away. What they do is hard to describe. Apparently it’s a “live klezmer-house dancefloor mashup project”, which doesn’t really communicate the bizarre perfect rightness of combining Oseh Shalom with Madonna’s Hung Up in front of a backdrop of magpie-picked images of Jewish life. They rocked. I loved it. And if there’s a sexier sight than three fiercely intelligent, hot girls with Jewish hair rocking out on stage to Chassidic chants mixed with house music, I haven’t seen it. They made me proud of my curls.