photos by Andrew St. Clair
Kate Nash @ Terminal 5 - November 19, 2010
Lady Gaga @ Terminal 5 - May 2, 2009
Visual similarities to Lady Gaga aside, Kate Nash headlined Terminal 5 in NYC on Friday night as part of a North American tour, with excellent UK band Peggy Sue, that ended at Wellmont Theater in NJ one night later. Trachtenburg Family sideproject Supercute! opened the NYC show too. You might remember they also opened for Kate at Bowery Ballroom. Except back then, the youngsters were a trio. They recently lost a member and are looking for a new one (hide your kids!). I quote...
"In yet another of their trademark twists on the cliches of the music business, teenage indie-bubblegum sensations SUPERCUTE! (opening for Kate Nash at Terminal 5 this week!) have just lost a founding member of the band, but they didn't lose the member for the usual reasons.Details on how to apply for the job, along with more pictures from the Friday nightTerminal 5 show, with a somewhat readable copy of Kate's setlist, below...
Fourteen-year-old JUNE LEI is not out of the band for her heroin addiction!
She's not out of the band because she's always late (due to her heroin addiction)!
She's not even out of the band over 'creative differences' (about heroin addiction)!
JUNE LEI has quit the band because she thinks her PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION (she's a freshman in high school) is more important than SUPERCUTE, or touring the world and making money and appearing in the NYTimes and many other periodicals.
(Maybe she wants to see how Cosmopolitan's boss Cathie Black "runs" the schools as NYC's new Schools Chancellor!)
(Evidently June NEEDS the extra schooling, because anyone who thinks an American diploma is worth more than a soiled donut in an alleyway is farrrrrr behind the curve!)
And while many college graduates have tried to explain to June that college is a waste of time and (a LOT of) money - it's like a full-time job YOU pay $50 an hour to work at! - and you learn a lot more in real life, she's stuck in the gutter of life's bowling emporium, trusting that rut and enjoying that "groove"!!
WE HERE AT EMPIRE GOODNESS cannot understand her position but to each, his or her own.
But we are very sad to see her, the George Harrison of the band, walk away from such great chemistry.
99% of musicians will never get paid to tour the world and goof off and make art with their friends, but June thinks she can just go right back to that in the future if she likes. She doesn't realize how lucky she was to be touring the world at age 14, without even trying!"
TO AUDITION FOR SUPERCUTE
you need to be---
* female (effeminance doesn't count, Mr. Bloomberg!)
* under 18 and above 13... ish
* have good taste in music (that means hide your Hillary Duff box set!)
* have some natural musical talent (singing or playing an instrument but you don't have to be a virtuoso)
* live in NYC
* be available for gigs, touring, etc, and have parents who understand the importance of art and music
* be named after a month [kidding] [maybe]
PREFERABLY HOME-SCHOOLED AND BRUNETTE WITH BROWN EYES, although these things aren't dealbreakers.
Rachel and Julia can teach you the rest. SUPERCUTEmusic@gmail.com
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD, because replacing members isn't as easy as people think, even for the biggest acts on earth.
(When was the last time you were craving some Van Hagar?)
And good luck to the ladies, because none of us want to see SUPERCUTE! as a duo.