Kabalas, the – “Martinis & Bagels” – [Dionysus]
Right from the Quad-Cities (Davenport,Iowa; Rock Island and Moline Il) comes
this Modern Klezmer group. With just two accordions, a sax and drums, and a
goofy sense of humor in the lyrics, I think this is a Mid-West They Might Be
Gnats crossed with a great cheezy Catskills lounge act. Some of the songs go
just a bit towards Weird Al territory, but this is not parody-rock, thank god
! I like the traditional instrumentally as much as the group’s original
compositions. Fun Stuff !
Even an ode to Madge, The Dishwashing Lady!