The Claudettes Play Champaign

March 07, 2014

The Chicago-based piano-and-drums duo The Claudettes have a curious back story involving a bar owner named Claudette who hired them as her house band. But that’s a distraction from music they describe—with question marks—as “post-burlesque? neo-vaudeville? cosmic cartoon music?” Or, some kind of fusion of blues, jazz, soul and punk. The Claudettes will play in Champaign Friday night, and they’ll play for us live, and loudly, on the Friday edition of “Live and Local.”