"That's Life," by Bif Naked, is used here with permission from Bodog Music.
After the Bif Naked show was cancelled last week at the Rothko in New York City, I, along with everyone else who was going to attend the show, was pretty disappointed. It seems that Rothko oversold a show on the Thursday night prior to Biff's show and, as a result, the fire department shut them down for the weekend. I'm sure it was an oversight, but one that negatively affected a whole lot of people and simply didn't have to happen. As I understand it, there were quite a few tickets pre-sold by the venue.
Luckily though, I was able to catch up with Bif's "SuperBeautifulMons Tour" at her next stop when she played at Sonar in Baltimore. I saw Bif for the first time last October when I interviewed her before her show at the Knitting Factory in NYC. In that interview, I focused on Bif the person. Subsequently I did a review of her current CD, Superbeautifulmonster, so I wasn't really planning on an interview this time. I just wanted to see the show and maybe say hi to Bif. As luck would have it though, I got a call from Bodog (her record company) asking if I wanted to interview her again. Hmm, I thought, a chance to spend an hour alone with one of the most cool/beautiful/talented women in Canada...hmm, did I really want to do that? Needless to say I couldn't turn that one down.
Bif has been on almost constant tour since last year, swinging through the United States and Canada and then over to Europe on her own tour. After a week off, her band hooked up with fellow Canadian acts Britt Black (Bif's former guitar player and longtime friend) and The Vincent Black Shadow. Their combined tour runs till June, at least, and then it is back to Europe again. There is talk of adding a date in New York City onto the tail end of the tour to make up for the cancelled Rothko show, but nothing definite yet.
I got to the venue early and had to wait to see Bif till a local video crew finished their interview. While I waited, I took advantage of the time and did quick interviews with both Britt Black and The Vincent Black Shadow. Both of those bands are very cool and have interesting stories in their own right, as you will see as soon as I get their reviews written up and posted. This story is about Biff though, and so I won't say too much about the other bands here.