It’s been about a year since the Brooklyn-based trio Vivian Girls played their hypnotically lilting indie-rock siren songs on their home turf as they’ve been working on solo endeavors and occasionally performing elsewhere. They titled their last album, 2011’s Share the Joy, after a particularly stale tune written by songwriting partners Burt Bacharach and Hal David, a song that ultimately tore their pop-crafting partnership apart. Luckily, despite their absence from King’s County, Vivian Girls have not suffered the same fate, and bassist Katy Goodman has said she’s working on new material for the group. Tonight, they make their happy return at a free show with three other female-fronted bands who have garnered more attention over the past year: breathy duo (and unrepentant “Wicked Game” cover artists) Widowspeak, the sometimes sublime, sometimes bouncy Eternal Summers, and sultry garage- rockers Heliotropes.
Fri., Feb. 15, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 13, 2013