Producer extraordinaire (and now murderer?) Phil Spector launched the girl-group revolution and created the formula for a sure hit in the 60s: breathy vocals, catchy melodies and embarrassingly simple lyrics. Fast forward to the present and British girl-group the Pipettes are a polka-dot clad, doll-faced trio thats kept the heavy instrumentation characteristic of the early girl-group sound, but replaced the naïve lyrics with countless sexual innuendos in their cheeky debut We Are the Pipettes. Its a smart charadecomplete with synchronized dancingthat everyone gets and applauds. My father even took a listen and announced that oldies are still where its at.
Thu., Nov. 1, 8 p.m., 2007