Interesting show at the Middle East yesterday evening -- Rasputina. They came out with two cellos and drums (no other instruments) and rocked hard, on songs with the usual topics -- hot guys they met at parties, Howard Hughes, dead livestock, and something about a Transylvanian concubine. Since covers seem to be all the rage in the blogsphere these days, I might as well point out that they ended with solid covers of Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin, and Bad Moon Rising, by Creedence Clearwater Revival, both arranged, of course, for two cellos and drums. They came out quite well, though Bad Moon Rising sounded quite a bit different from the twangy Creedence original. I highly recommend you catch the show if you have the chance.
Too bad about the openers, though. Just another so-so band with a gimmick.