New Orleans dance-funk organ-and-puppet-show duo Quintron and Miss Pussycat sold out the Middle East Upstairs last night along with Netherlander Harry Merry (who on his amazing autobiography page describes his influences as "Rock'N'Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Beat, Ballads, Schlager, Latino, Chansons, Liedjes, and lately also some Slovenian Pop and Serbian Turbo-folk") and Cambridge's own white-boy-rap party freaks Big Digits.

Digits, in the jumpseat, were the night's pumped-up cheerleaders, their spirited set ending with TD jumping into the crowd (no injuries reported, though he apologized later just in case). Harry Merry's strangely infectious tunes were sung in his jarbled English, over pre-recorded beats and keys that generally sounded like three or four unrelated circus-like melodies being played at the same time.

Then Quintron and Miss Pussycat showed why they headline: you can't follow this shit. Their set started out with an amazing puppet story involving a Cave Man and a Frankenstein-type monster trying to get laid, complete with a house on fire, a sagacious skunk, and a bar scene. Then the duo put down the puppets, broke out the synth-organ, the Drum Buddy, and the maracas, leading the crowd in an hour long hip-shaking/hand-clapping/spazzy-sweaty dance party that most of us are still recovering from.

LISTEN: Quintron and Miss Pussycat, "Witch In The Club" (mp3)
LISTEN: Harry Merry, "Moody Bus Driver" (mp3)
LISTEN: Big Digits, "Access To Mesh"
WATCH: Big Digits, "Pink Chocolate" live performance clip (avi)

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