Ettes Talk Fallon Show, J. Lewis Tour

 

Appearing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
tomorrow – Friday – during a quick detour from the Lewis road trek. No
thumbsuckers allowed.

 

By
Fred Mills

 

It’s
not every day we can turn on the TV and see some of our friends on it – and
come to think of it, our big screen plasma set hasn’t arrived yet. We’re stuck
staring at this 12-inch black-and-white Motorola! Where’s that damn Geek Squad,
anyway? But maybe it’ll arrive in time to watch Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
tomorrow night
(NBC, 12:30 EST), because we wanna see our pals The Ettes kick
out some jams. They’ll be in good company, too, as the main guest for Fallon is
filmmaker and actress Drew Barrymore, talking about her new rollerderby flick Whip It.

 

As it
turns out the Ettes also have a song in the film’s soundtrack, so there’s your
connection. Nice to have good fans in high places.

 

We
caught up with Ettes frontwoman Coco Hames from the road – Hames also blogs for
BLURT
, and you don’t want to miss her most recent installments – to get the scoop
on the Fallon and show and their current tour (for their new album Do You Want Power, reviewed here)
opening for Juliette Lewis. Both Lewis and the Ettes are featured in the new
issue of BLURT, by the way, hitting newsstands any day now.

 

 

BLURT: How did you wind up getting the gig
to do the Fallon show?

 

HAMES:
I’m pretty sure that was all Drew.  We
just got back from the premiere for Whip
It
, her directorial debut about roller derby starring Ellen Page.  We’re on the soundtrack, which was released
Tuesday, same day as our new album!  The
movie is awesome, I think I was laughing and clapping through the whole
screening, and I wasn’t the only one!

 

What are you planning on playing, and
what’s the first thing you want to say to Fallon when you meet him?

 

I
will probably just start giggling.  His
trademark giggle move is mine too.  We
will obviously get a lot accomplished together. 
We’ll probably play “Crown of Age”, the song that’s featured
on the Whip It soundtrack, as Drew’s
the guest tomorrow and Jimmy Fallon is in it, too.

 

Have you, Poni or Jem ever done one of
Fallon’s Saturday Night Live characters?

 

I
like all the ones where he wears a beard. 
No wait, hands down, Andy Gibb.

 

You started the Juliette Lewis tour this
past week – what has gone down on that so far?

 

Ohhhh…
A lady never tells… We are having so much fun.  She’s the real deal, in case you haven’t
figured that from her intensely awesome performance skills on screen.  It’s literally been the most fun tour ever.

 

What would Juliette say if some BLURT editor
asked her to suck his thumb like in “Cape Fear”?

 

She’s very, very cool, but I don’t know.  She’s small but she’s fast.  I dare you. 
At your own risk, anonymous Blurt editor…

 

 

Ettes on Tour:

 

Oct 2 2009      8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL

Oct 3 2009      8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ Station 4        Minneapolis, MN

Oct 4 2009      8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ High Noon Saloon     Madison, WI

Oct 6 2009      8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ Fox Theatre    Boulder,
CO

Oct 7 2009      8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ Club Vegas    Salt Lake City, Utah

Oct 9 2009      8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ El Carazon     Seattle, WA

Oct 10 2009    8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ Dante’s          Portland, OR

Oct 11 2009    8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ Commodore Ballroom           Vancouver, BC

Oct 13 2009    8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ Slim’s             San Francisco, CA

Oct 14 2009    8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ Hard Rock – Wasted Space   Las Vegas, NV

Oct 17 2009    8:00P

            The Ettes
w/ Juliette Lewis @ El Rey Theatre           Los Angeles, California

 

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