December 31, 2010
@ The Warfield
Better than: Ringing in the new year in 1939.
All those chicks wearing corsets you saw on New Year's Eve? Most likely they were either coming or going from the Warfield, where the Dresden Dolls stopped to unfurl the S.F. iteration of the band's current reunion tour. And what a strangely fitting way to step into the future: The Dolls' strong, bitter taste of an imagined “cabaret-punk” past, an emo-Weimar piano-rock fantasy replete with hits, a number from The Threepenny Opera, and enough technical difficulties to feel irritatingly like the digital age. Oh yes, and corsets. The past is not dead, nor past, indeed. But I guess it is 2011 now.