Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys at Trepany HouseTrepany House, Steve Allen Theater, at the Center For Inquiry West (4773 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027)
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Janet Klein and her parlor boys are hands down the best act in L.A. if you have a love of authentic 1930's music. The musicians in her band are some of the best in southern California. Jerry Beck and his 1930's film shorts (actual film on a projector!) sets the perfect mood before the band comes out. They've played 100 shows now at the Steve Allen theater and for good reason...there is nothing else like them around.
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MARVELLOUS PERFORMANCE!! IT WAS THE 100TH DATE SHE AND HER GROUP PERFORMED AT THE STEVE ALLEN THEATRE, SO IT WAS SPECIAL..THE PARLOR BOYS WERE FANTASTIC AS USUAL..AND JANET WAS IN FINE VOICE AND HER USUAL PERKY AND BUBBLY SELF..WE LOOK FORWARD TO ATTENDING HER CONCERTS EVERY MONTH.
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Janet Klein probably should have been born at the beginning of the 20th century, when the "obscure, naughty and lovely" songs she sings were popular. It's the era to which she feels most drawn, and whose spirit and style she so successfully recreates with her music.
The L.A.-based singer records and performs a vast repertoire of long-forgotten material -- songs from the 1910s, '20s and '30s that few people even know exist. "People think of music from the '20s as corny, but it's not ... A lot of it is really full of life and bawdy and shockingly "'cool'," says Klein.
Most of Klein's material derives from obscure 78rpm recordings and sheet music she and her bandmates collect. Some of the songs are from vaudeville acts that just happened to get recorded on film. Much of it is incredibly rare.
Klein's music goes beyond entertainment -- it's also a history lesson, a means of keeping old music alive for a new audience, which encompasses everyone from goth girls and rock fans to those lucky enough to have grown up with the music.
About the Ticket Supplier: Janet Klein and the Trepany House
Called by the LA Weekly " A Betty Boop for the fin-de-siecle" Janet Klein with her band the Parlor Boys perform forgotten gems and naughty ditties from the 1910's, 20s and 30s with panache, style and wit. Nominated for a 1998 Music Award by the Los Angeles New Times, which calls Klein "Sweet and sexy like a classic showgirl...evoking the vamps of the silent era", Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys have been performing about town to great appreciation and soldout houses.