THE REAL TUESDAY WELD, A CAUTIONARY TALE, BUOY LA RUE
(Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th) "For [the Real Tuesday Weld's frontman Stephen] Coates, the breakthrough in his professional journey came in the form of a pair of surreal dreams in which he was visited by the legendary English music hall singer Al Bowlly and the late actress Tuesday Weld." So reads the band's press bio, but while that's all well and good, the last time I checked, Tuesday Weld is still alive and kicking. Well, maybe not kicking, but she is breathing, so while she might appreciate the band name in her honor, the "late actress" tag (unless it has to do with punctuality) must hurt. Regardless, Coates' band is still at it, creating loose-knit jazzy little numbers that boldly flip through a global assortment of genres and influences. His latest is The London Book of the Dead, a decadent song cycle of cabaret-heavy tunes. EAC
Real Tuesday Weld - "Blood Sugar Love"