CD Review: Greta Gertler and the Extroverts

Greta Gertler and the Extroverts
Edible Restaurant
Goldfish Prize
By David Chiu

Australian/New Yorker Greta Gertler and her band return with another good offering in Edible Restaurant. With a sound that recalls classical, Tin Pan Alley, and old-fashioned pop, Edible Restaurant has dreamy ballads (“Bessie,” “Wrist Slasher”) and buoyant numbers (the title song, “Bergen Street”); Gertler’s lyrics cover personal (“If Bob Was God”), romantic (“Aching Melody”), and universal themes (the country-tinged, anti-war “Uniform”). The standout is the feel-good, slice-of-life song, “Veselka,” about the popular East Village eatery. Edible Restaurant is another successful entree in Gertler’s repertoire.

Below are photos from Greta Gertler and the Extroverts’ recent show at Joe’s Pub:

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