The Music Playground Presents The Hot Sardines' "St. James Infirmary" Live on PopMatters
This month's installment of "The Music Playground Presents" features The Hot Sardines, a band that has gained a reputation for putting on unforgettably wild live shows all around New York City - and soon, the world. In fact, they have been invited to represent New York in front of 25,000 people during a nighttime set at the 2012 Festival d'Île de France in Paris. The Hot Sardines' uniqueness lies in the fact that they get people both young and old dancing their asses off, by playing pop music that was written a century ago. Their concerts consist of all-out renditions of hot jazz numbers, New Orleans jazz standards, fever-paced tap dancing, and foot-stomping mayhem.