The Dwarves should get a short review for a short live show. They came, they got naked, they played, and they left. Classic Dwarves performance.

The Dwarves ain't much to look at anyways. You knew that already, right? Gimmicks. Gimmicks. Gimmicks. There's a really good reason why the band always puts photos of hot naked chicks on their album covers. The Dwarves might be kind of ugly, but they're not stupid.

Singer Blag Dahlia took the Troubadour stage wearing a silver lame shirt, black jeans, and Converse All Stars. Elvis would have been proud. Guitarist HeWhoCanNotBeNamed wore his trademark lucha libre mask, black boots, and nothing else. Female Dwarves fans were swooning in the balcony, of course. As the band's T-shirts sarcastically read, "The Dwarves Are Young And Good Looking." Do you even care what the rest of the band was wearing?

Live, the Dwarves fall somewhere in between Iggy Pop and GG Allin. And that's really saying a lot. Chaos. Chaos. Chaos. They started out with "River City" and "How It's Done" from the brand new "The Dwarves Come Clean" album. But just when things were getting good, the show was over. Twenty minutes then "Poof!" The house lights went up, a fan kicked over the drums, and Devo's "Through Being Cool" came on over the loud system.

The Dwarves faithful fans, who had traveled from as far away as San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach, didn't seem to mind. They definitely felt like they got their money's worth, and that's what counts at the end of the night. Just ask the Dwarves. It's not a bad way to make a living, is it?


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