Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum packed out 24 Kitchen Street along with Beija Flo.
New York, avant garde three piece, fronted by Michael C Hall, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum had, until last year, played exclusively on home ground. This 2021 tour was the first chance for a UK audience to stand in the same room as the band.
And that opportunity was grabbed by a sell out 24 Kitchen Street crowd and, we’d guess, by audiences in the other venues they chose for this tour.
Michael Hall is the obvious draw given his acting credits (Dexter, Six Feet Under, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) but the other two have impressive pedigrees as well, with drummer Peter Yanowitz having played with The Wallflowers and Morningwood and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen having spent time (and still does) with Blondie.
Their reliance on drums and keyboards (as well as Hall’s vocals), but no guitars, brings an experimental glam-ness to the proceedings, lying somewhere between, say, David Bowie and dance music. It’s eerie, yet full of energy, and really rather fabulous.
Beija Flo was the perfect foil for these three and the early arrivals, of which there were many witnessed Beija going from strength to strength with an increased confidence. We shall follow where she goes from this tour and it appears she has benefited greatly from her support slots with PGTTBM.