by Robert Bell
FOUL PLAY CABARET, THE FRONTIER CIRCUS
9 p.m. Maxine's. $10 adv., $12 day of.
Could there be a more appealing combination of entertainers for the discerning gadabout than country musicians and burlesque performers? I think not.
The burlesque troupe in this case would be the lovely, the beautiful and talented, the coolly unflappable ladies of the Foul Play Cabaret, est. 2011, Hot Springs, Ark. According to the group's online bio, Foul Play Cabaret "has been capturing the hearts of many with their diverse and sultry shows, proving that the only thing hotter than the water in Hot Springs, Arkansas is the women." Zing! If you require evidence of this claim, check 'em out on the ole YouTube, they've got some, uh, teasers posted on there. Yowza!
As far as the music portion of the evening is concerned, that will be handled by The Frontier Circus, a rambunctious bunch of rabble-rousers who mangle your favorite country and garage-psych classics in a delightfully feedback-enveloped manner.