By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
The time has come: The Pierces want to karaoke.
Lucky for them, I am now drunk enough that singing with two professionals seems like a reasonable idea. We head over to Sing Sing Karaoke on Avenue A ("I love learning the real lyrics," says Catherine in the cab) and rent a private room, wherein they ply me with alcohol. I do a shot, and it worksthe next thing I know, I'm warbling along with Catherine to 4 Non Blondes' "What's Up?" Later, I muster up the courage to sing Pat Benatar's "Fire and Ice" solo, making everyone wish they were deaf. The entire room then turns in an off-key, truly awful version of Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer," and the sisters perfectly perform Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." (Suddenly a karaoke expert, I think, "Beyotchesthat's my song!") For the gripping finale, the two vixens trade verses on Eminem's "Lose Yourself." We leave victorious, and I feel like I need a post-karaoke cigarette. Thanks for the fabulous time, ladies. Promise you'll call?
Addendum: Like a desperate date, I called them. Next Tuesday, the ladies are headlining Fly Life's five-year anniversary party at the Box, along with Fly Life regulars Murray Hill, Mike Albo, Tommie Sunshine, Larry Tee, Julie Atlas Muz, Angie Pontani, and the Wau Wau Sisters.