Why Not Note Current 'Viper' Bands?

RECEIVED Thu., June 7, 2007

Dear Editor,
    Hi there! I really enjoyed Margaret Moser's piece on viper music [“If You're a Viper,” Music, May 25] and all its variations throughout the years (from the Thirties and beyond). But, I'm absolutely mystified as to how you can write so much on that subject (three pages, or was it four?) with not one mention of the bands currently playing around town who include viper music in their sets or even those who specialize in that genre! What's up with that? I would think it would be a no-brainer to include them in the article, or at the very least to include some kind of sidebar listing, so people could go check out this fun/danceable music! Some of the bands that fall into this category are: the Jitterbug Vipers, White Ghost Shivers, Asylum Street Spankers, and, to a lesser extent, Marshall Ford Swing Band, the Phoebe Jeebies, and I am sure there are others that I haven't heard but would like to!
Francie White
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