Groovy, bay-bee! Performing such songs as "All Systems a Go Go" and "Summer of Love" at the Troubadour on Tuesday, the Januaries exuded a playfully sexy cartoon cool that fell somewhere between the primary-colored world of "Josie & the Pussycats" and the "Austin Powers" movies.
"I'm not a star, I'm the whole solar system," singer Debbie Diamond crooned at one point, and, man, was that an understatement. Clad in a swirling black-and-white print slip dress, the blond singer undulated, clanged finger cymbals, waved glittery pompoms and generally made herself fun to watch for almost an hour. Even better was her versatile singing, which ranged from a languorous purr to a lascivious growl.