Ladies and gentlemen!
Your master of ceremonies for tonight is Ana Matronic, a true disco diva. She’ll strut, pout and wail but she’s not a prima donna. She works well with her team of musicians and dancers and she shares her spotlight easily with her singing partner Jake Shears in the Scissor Sisters.
Together, they’ll take you high and they’ll go low, particularly when playing songs from the band’s surprisingly somber fourth album, Magic Hour. But we still have fun fun fun — well, until someone in the first row picks up their phone and starts texting. Then all bets are off.
At the second of two sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club Tuesday night, the Scissor Sisters played a great deal of their new album but played plenty from their first three as well. But the show wasn’t the bouncing-off-the-wall dancefest you might expect, perhaps mostly due to the mellow tone of the new album. Although the packed room may have been surprisingly sedate, the crowd soaked up every song, demonstrating that the Scissor Sisters know what they are doing when they take it down a notch.