Wednesday, June 8, 2011

'Sweet' show at Southpaw tonight

By Meredith Deliso

Ellia Bisker may play one of the smallest instruments, but she’s going big for her next show.

The ukulele frontwoman behind the cabaret rock outfit Sweet Soubrette will fill the stage at Southpaw tonight with her largest band yet — nine musicians, complete with a rocking horn section.

“They’re for special occasions,” said the Park Slope resident. “We love the horns — more horns is my New Year’s resolution.”

The special occasion here? The band won’t be playing its Regina Spektor-esque indie rock again until the fall, as Bisker’s spent the better part of the year touring in support of her second album, “Days and Nights,” and needs to return to songwriting — even if that means taking a break from such favorite haunts as Jalopy, Barbes and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. But she’s not going out quietly.

“This is the biggest show we’ve ever done in Brooklyn,” said Bisker. “And we do a lot of shows in Brooklyn.”

Sweet Soubrette at Southpaw [125 Fifth Ave. between Sterling and St. Johns places in Park Slope, (718) 230-0236], June 8 at 8 pm. Tickets $10. For info, visit


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