She learns from the best: Charismatic frontwoman Heloise Williams, a former roadie for the Peaches, brings outrageous grandeur to her every gesture. And en masse, these dance-rock locals bring glitz worthy of the golden age of the Sound Factory, with spandexed choreography, oversexed howling, and various rude bits flapping in the wind. Of course, Heloise & the Savoir Faire have made more of a splash across the pond, but Gotham is perking up to the escapism in our backyard; last year’s debut album, Trash, Rats and Microphones, featured a stand-out cameo from another timeless blonde, Debbie Harry. Is a campy torch being passed?

Thu., Jan. 15, 7 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 7, 2009

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