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Bettie Serveert in Cleveland (and beyond)

How long has it been since I cared about a Bettie Serveert album?  That's a good question.  The last time that I saw the band live was in 1993 at the old Peabody's Down Under, touring in support of Lamprey.  I bought a couple more albums after that one, and then, I tuned out.  Their new album Pharmacy of Love is fantastic.  Did you like Lamprey and Palomine?  You'll love Pharmacy.  I'm not saying that they're stuck in the '90s, but with Pharmacy, they've certainly made a quality album that finally caught my ear.

And in even better news, the band is hitting the road to promote Pharmacy of Love with a nice set of tour dates that will bring them back to Cleveland (I'm not sure how long it's been since they've been here, but the web tells me that they were here as recently as 2003 at the Grog) on September 29th for a show at the Grog Shop.

In fact, the Cleveland show is the tour opener for a month's worth of touring that will wrap up in New York City at the Bowery Ballroom on October 29th.

I'll leave you with a couple of older favorites....