The next Hot Club of Detroit...but not near as entertaining.
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
The Hot Sardines are not doing anything new, not even close to new. The Hot Club of Detroit and about a half a dozen other nostalgia bands from back in the day are doing the same shtick but bigger, badder and bolder than The Hot Sardines.
A bad band? No...not by a long shot. A band destined to never leave the club circuit? Pretty much. Talented? Sure...Entertaining? About as entertaining as a root canal. Am I being harsh? Maybe, but if you want to take this type of music on then you better have your shit tight and be able to swing your ass off, The Hot Sardines simply can not.