Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on August 1, 2010
Fact: Unless you’re Justin Timberlake, if you’re a white heterosexual male, chances are you can’t dance and probably shouldn’t. That’s why the smart ones will be drinking at the bar while the not-so-smart ones will be throwing some horribly embarrassing shapes on the dance floor. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule and it’s always a pleasure to discover them.
Scissors for Lefty are an indie rock band based out of San Francisco who have shared the stage with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Blonde Redhead, The Bravery and Panic! At the Disco. Three of the five performed for us at our Venice studios: Bryan Garza on vocals, Steve Garza on bass and James Krimmel on guitar. (It was rumored the other two band members, Peter Krimmel and Robby Garza, were MIA after a mishap involving a very large red helium balloon went awry. Or perhaps they were at work.)
Regardless, the three of them rocked it with their performance of “Ghetto Ways”, from their latest album, Underhanded Romance, followed by “Softly the Seas Swallows the Sun” from their debut album, Bruno.
Gentle giant Jamie quietly strummed his guitar, while Bryan (clad in electric blue skintight jeans) wowed us with his vocals and impressive dance moves as did his similarly skinny-jean clad bassist brother, Steve. And you know what they say about boys who can dance. That they’re good dancers, of course.
Check out Scissors For Lefty at scisorsforlefty.com.
Scissors For Lefty has made a few pretty funny music videos, which we have included below.
Scissors For Lefty Ghetto Ways
Scissors For Lefty Mam Your Boys Will Find A Home
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Scissors For Lefty Lay Down Your Weapons