Good for All

This comedic group lights the way for Jewish hipsters.

The press has an uncircumcised hard-on for the comedic music duo Good for the Jews — think a Jewish Flight of the Conchords — who play the Soiled Dove Underground tonight as part of their "Putting the Ha! in Hanukkah" tour. In fact, Blender would shower them with an infinity number of stars. Then again, that's the kind of rating you can give your band when you're the magazine's music editor.

"Unfortunately, the rating system only goes up to five," says the laughing Rob Tannenbaum, who founded Good for the Jews, acts as music editor at Blender and spouts insights as one of VH1's witty hipster talking heads.

Good for the Jews is the latest in a long borderline-kosher string of Jewish-infused comedy/music projects in which Tannenbaum's been involved. For this duo, he recruited David Fagin, lead singer of indie-rock band the Rosenbergs, to help him get the irreverent decent word out.

"Laughter," Tannenbaum notes, "is the greatest of all Jewish traditions."

The show promises fun for Jews and Jesus-lovers alike. Tickets are $15 to $22.50 in advance, $18 to $22.50 the day of the show. The Soiled Dove is at 7401 East First Avenue; doors open at 8 p.m. Get more information at www.soileddove.com or 303-366-0007.
Sat., Dec. 15, 9 p.m., 2007

 
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