National Post: What new band gets you going?Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers will open both Fiery Furnances shows this weekend in addition to the Grant Hart show happening the weekend after that. All dates below...
Nick Cave: Have you heard of Shilpa Ray?
National Post: Who?
Nick Cave: F--k! I know someone new you don't. She plays the harmonium. She has a band called the Happy Hookers, I think they're called. She has a great voice, she writer great songs, great lyrics.
National Post: I love the harmonium.
Nick Cave: She's really good at it. But I'm not gonna write a book about Shilpa Ray...
Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers - 2009/2010 Tour Dates
Fri 12/11/09 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Sat 12/12/09 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Sat 12/19/09 92Y Tribeca New York NY w/ Grant Hart
Thu 01/14/10 Mohawk Place Buffalo NY
Fri 01/15/10 Cafe Bourbon St Annex Columbus OH
Sat 01/16/10 The Rock Island Brewing Company Rock Island IL
Mon 01/18/10 Locals Only Indianapolis IN
Wed 01/20/10 Beachland Tavern Cleveland OH