Just back from “Plinkety Pleasures: A Ukelele Revue” at 21 Grand. Singing saws, a washboard with cat food cans and hotel service desk bell attached, ukes of all stripes. First time I’ve seen a banjolele in action. “Just Henry” performed a down-tempo but soaring version of Bowie’s “Suffragette City” that floored me. Stella! had piles of charisma. Tippy Canoe, not so much (though she does possess the absolutely perfect ukulele name). 5 Cent Coffee owned the evening with gritty, soulful, sometimes Tom Waits-ish grit and soul. All of it a total gas.
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