Two Nights of Scissor Sisters at Terminal 5August 24th, 2010
Singer Jack Shears (Jason Sellards) and keyboardist-bassist Babydaddy (Scott Hoffman) met in the late ’90s and formed Scissor Sisters, combining glam rock, pop, dance, burlesque, multiple singers, performance art and outrageous live shows, in 2001. As is the case with many bands, they struggled for a while before finding success. But in this case it was overseas: On the strength of their disco take on Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” and “Take Your Mama” (with its shades of Elton John), their self-titled debut disc was the best-selling album in the UK in 2004. And if that weren’t enough, Bono labeled them “the best pop band in the world at the moment.” Since then, the group has toured considerably and released two more albums, the most recent of which, Night Work, came out in June. And now Scissor Sisters (above, doing “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’” on Later…with Jools Holland) are back, playing Terminal 5 tonight and tomorrow.