Concert of the day: New York Dolls at the State Theatre
But still, come on: It's the New York Effing Dolls. The band formed in 1970, impressing fans with their edgy sound and taking the stage in lipstick and women‚Äôs clothing. After a five-year heyday, the Dolls fell off the mainstream radar (due in no small part to a disastrous trip through Tampa in 1975).
Fast-forward to 2006, when the guys released their first studio album in more than three decades, followed by ‚ÄôCause I Sez So last month. The new millennium lineup includes two original members ‚Äî frontman David Johansen and guitarist Sylvain Sylvain ‚Äî with guitarist Steve Conte, bassist Sami Yaffa and drummer Brian Delaney.
The New York Dolls play with Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the State Theatre in St. Pete. Tickets are $25.
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