TUESDAY

Witnessing the birth of a potential new gay sports anthem is a beautiful thing. Time will tell if Scissor Sisters’ “Take Your Mama” will ultimately join the ranks of the Lavender Loudspeaker Legends. However, listening to the campy number as a commercial bumper for Monday Night Football gave me hope that I was watching a jock-jam genesis. Can anyone remember the first time that blue-collar workers the nation over began singing Freddie Mercury’s words of triumph? Or when kids on church youth-group outings began gesticulating the acronym for the Young Men’s Christian Association? Well, “Take Your Mama” may be the catchiest coming-out rallying cry since Sir Elton’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and at times, the gorgeous voice of main Sister Jake Shears bears an uncanny resemblance to that of Captain Fantastic. (Aside from Shears, the NYC group’s other principal songwriter goes by the name of Babydaddy; try saying that with a straight face.) With such inspired lyrics as “Take your mama out all night/You can stay up late ’cause baby you’re a full grown man,” the queeny quintet is already huge in Elton’s homeland, where folks play that form of football that EJ fancies so much. “Mama” and a reverent disco version of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” are the standout tracks on the band’s self-titled debut disc, but there are plenty of other potential stadium stompers, too. Be confident in the new masculinity when Scissor Sisters play with DJ Sammy at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. (202) 397-7328. $15. (David Dunlap Jr.)

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