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People that don’t know anything and try to impress their friends by making fun of stuff they’ve never bothered to listen to call Rasputina “goth.”

People that don’t know anything and try to impress their friends by making fun of stuff they’ve never bothered to listen to usually don’t have a fucking clue what goth is.

The fact of the matter is that a classically trained cellist decided she wanted to start an all-girl cello band and she did. It was called the Traveling Ladies’ Cello Society, but this is after she, Melora Creager, toured with Nirvana “hey, Nirvana’s not Goth and Rasputina is a goth name!” No, you aren’t paying attention. Rasputina (yes, named after that old unkillable rascallion Rasputin (like what I did there?) is not a goddamned goth band. Stop saying that. “But they look goth…” Will you shut up and pay attention?

At one point Rasputina toured with Bob Mould, Porno for Pyros and Marilyn Manson..

“See? They are Goth! I told you so. They played with Marilyn Manson.”

Um, Marilyn Manson isn’t goth either.

“They aren’t?”

Nope.

So anyway, a non-goth band that unfortunately is characterized by people who see their Victorian costumes (seriously? Not going to check out a band because you see a white corset and your little brain makes the jump to “music I won’t like”? How can anyone not want to see hot chicks in corsets playing the cello?) and formed by Melora Creager who has played with Nirvana, Screaming Trees, Pixies, Belle & Sebastian and Babe the Blue Ox…“Oh I recognize those names. I like those bands. Maybe I will go see them then since they aren’t goth.”
Ok, um, …costumes is playing at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Halloween for $15.
Granted it’s not a show to make rock fists and hang your tongue out whilst wearing headbands and too tight denim shorts (and nothing is, really, despite it happening) and it is likely to have a lot of people dressed in Victorian costumes or all black “that’s it, all black = GOTH. I’m not going.” Suit yourself…but you really shouldn’t miss them.

At best it broadens your musical horizons.

At worst you get to see a woman with her legs spread clutching a cello between her legs with her bosoms topping out the top of a corset.

Win win either way, no?

Mon Oct 31
Rock and Roll Hotel
Doors | 7pm Show | 8pm
Rasputina
$15/$17
http://www.rockandrollhoteldc.com/
http://www.rasputina.com/

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