If you're among the lucky few who attended a Last Call Girls show when the local alt-country duo made frequent appearances at The Brick (which was called The Pub at the time), we guarantee you haven't forgotten it. You were probably dancing -- everyone else was. Though the Last Call Girls sang many catchy tunes, our favorite was "Off Like a Prom Dress." It's impossible to go wrong with a song with that title, but when you combine the frank lyrics with the steady but simple melody, it's just ... well, it's great. As long as we're ranking Last Call Girls songs, "Coffee When I'm Drunk" comes in a close second.
Though the entertaining duo has long since split up, they're getting back onstage for an official last show Saturday night at Davey's (3402 Main). It's your last chance to catch 'em live.-- Gina Kaufmann
For a moody scene, grab a chair at the Cup and Saucer (412-B Delaware Street), where Snuff Jazz always delivers an experimental sound. The glossy upright bass takes a reddish tint from the neon "open" sign in the window behind the small stage, and swirling drinks abound -- it's $4 martini night. Look for Mark Southerland, the Malachy Papers' tenor saxophonist, to bust out his double-sax trick. This week, he'll be joined by fellow musicians Bill McKemy and Mike Shank. The no-cover show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, call 816-474-7375.-- Sarah Smarsh
Glittery Space Vixens fight crime.
The glam-rock, murder-mystery musical Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens opens July 11 at Just Off Broadway (3051 Central) -- only the third time it's been staged in the United States. The show, which involves a chase for the Slingback Killer, was lauded at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1995 and has since grown to cult status at various theaters and pubs across England. Its audiences are so enamored that they've devoted a fan site to the show (www.glitterboots.co.uk). Among the show's assets are a disco setting and score as well as overaccessorized crime fighters such as Bunny Lingus and Anna Labia. Directing is Steven Eubanks, the teenage prodigy who last year put on Eating Raoul, making cannibalism fun and sexy. For reservations or more information, call 816-224-3004.-- Steve Walker