On Saturday night I saw my roommate Ally’s friend Tala perform in Matt Goss’s new lounge show at the Palms. (She’s one of the “Dirty Virgin” dancers.) Coolest lounge show I’ve ever seen—easily. But not so cool that I’d feel uncomfortable bringing my parents; this is a show for everyone.
Special kudos to whoever did Goss’s musical arraignments. The two guitarists, bassist, keyboardist, 3 horns (sax, trumpet/flugelhorn, trombone) and two female backup singers filled up the sound at virtually every moment of Goss’s hour-long set (but not obtrusively. In the Dave Matthewsian way that makes you feel like you got your money’s worth.( Oh, except for the one break during which Goss sang a slow song at the piano. (I saw the show with four of my roommate’s female friends and oh how they loved this part….)