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Concert of the day: New York Dolls at the State Theatre


Okay, so this isn't the New York Dolls' first-ever performance in Tampa. We shattered that myth yesterday.

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 ’Cause I Sez So last month. The new millennium lineup includes two original members — frontman David Johansen and guitarist Sylvain Sylvain — 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.

To read Dalia Colon's full interview with David Johansen, click here. And click here to listen to an mp3 of the title track to the Dolls' new album, 'Cause I Sez So.

Photo: Getty Images.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 5:00am]


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