• My Brightest Diamond Concert @ St Giles-in-the-Fields Church 17/11/11

    18 Nov 2011, 21:16

    ...love binds the world...

    Shara Worden not only has a magnificent voice but she is also an extraordinary singer songwriter, a gifted guitarist and, last night she even proved to be a skilled contemporary dancer... and a conductor! ;)

    She appeared dancing in the middle of the St Giles church nave with her 'Be Brave' mask and dressed with 'an orange flower mantle' with big rounded red hand no finger gloves and after a few seconds she was already conducting the audience to sing along with her the motto (...Love binds the world...) to the first song of the evening ''We Added Up'' that she started right after as you can see below:



    ''Reaching Through To The Other Side'' was the second song and after that Shara told one of several stories related to the songs that she was about to play...
    The first one was that she attended 2010's Vivid Sydney Festival curated by Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson and that she was really impressed by Laurie's show 'Homeland' (about the death of her mother and the fact that she felt that she never had the chance to tell her how she loved her). At the time Shara talked with Laurie that told her that 'sometimes it takes more than a lifetime to learn how to love' which inspired her to write ''Escape Routes''.

    ''Be Brave'' had a dancing intro with the mask as you can see a little bit in the following video:



    About ''She Does Not Brave the War'' Shara talked about the death of her grandmother only one day before she turned 100 years old and the hard life she had. This made her write the song about people who 'don't brave the war but save the day' by being in the 'backstage' helping all and everyone without having or wanting any kind of recognition.

    ''Ding Dang'' was the sixth song of the evening. The seventh, for which she told that she moved from New York to Detroit and bought an abandoned house that she then fixed, was ''There’s a Rat''. In this house she built a studio to be able to work at home and in the first day of 'work' she made a coup of coffee and went there to start the latest album and realized a few seconds later that was a rat in a plastic bag on top of her chair. Despite the 'fear' she grabbed the bag and put it on the community garden feeling really good about 'saving a life' and doing the right thing... the next morning she came back to the studio and there was rat poop al over the chair ...'believe it or not a true story' she said!... and began to sing the song.

    ''High Low Middle'' was the next one and ''Everything Is in Line'' was the one that follow it and was played with Chris James from Stateless.

    ''I Have Never Loved Someone'' was the 'last song' of the set and Shara explained the obvious ''the next song I wrote for my son''.

    Encore:

    The first song of the encore and was a treat... Feeling Good, a Cover of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse's famous song for the 1965 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd (already recorded by many artists, including Nina Simone) and that can be found in 'Dark Was The Night' as My Brightest Diamond contribution for the 2009's compilation benefiting the Red Hot Organization (http://www.redhot.org/catalog/dark-was-the-night/):



    ''I'm On Fire'' was the second song of the encore and was played once again with Chris James from Stateless who feat. Shara Worden in Matilda LP (from which this song is taken of):



    ''Inside a Boy'' (from the album ''A Thousand Shark's Teeth'') was the final song, beautifully played and a intense and memorable ending but leaving St Giles Church without listening ''Something Of An End'' from the album ''Bring Me the Workhorse'' as the final piece was a little bitter...


    (the first song I have heard... back in 2007)


    Setlist:

    We Added It Up - with Ensemble
    Reaching Through To The Other Side - with Ensemble
    Escape Routes - with Ensemble
    Be Brave - with Ensemble
    She Does Not Brave the War - with Ensemble
    Ding Dang - with Ensemble
    There’s a Rat - with Ensemble
    High Low Middle - with Ensemble
    Everything Is in Line - with Ensemble and Chris James
    I Have Never Loved Someone - with Ensemble

    Encore:
    Feeling Good (Cover from Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse's song) - Solo
    I'm On Fire (with Chris James)
    Inside a Boy - Solo

    Sushi<3
  • Evangelista @ Cafe OTO 13/11/11

    14 Nov 2011, 0:34

    Carla Bozulich: a woman a man and a hawk... (^^ÔÔ^^)

    Evangelista Setlist @ Cafe OTO

    Black Jesus
    Winds Of St. Anne
    Die Alone
    Artificial Lamb
    (improvisation)
    Pissing
    Steal Away
    E! Talons
    Baby, That's the Creeps
    encore:
    Lucky Lucky Luck
    You Are A Jaguar





    And... Azita ...a great surprise!
  • Throwing Muses @ Shepherd's Bush Empire 02/11/11

    5 Nov 2011, 11:19

    Bernard, David & Kristin gave us a great show:

    Soul Soldier
    Shimmer
    Garoux des larmes
    Speed
    Bright Yellow Gun
    Start
    Shark
    Hate My Way
    Hazing
    Tar Kissers
    Limbo
    Furious
    Vicky's Box
    Bea

    Encore:
    Fish
    Pearl
    Mania

    Encore 2:
    Devil's Roof
    White Bikini Sand


    Next time though I really want to hear this one as well:

    Tomorrow would not (be) too soon at all! :p

    (^^ÔÔ^^)
  • Patrick Wolf @ Camden Town Roundhouse 04/11/11

    5 Nov 2011, 1:03

    Patrick Wolf looking up uP UP for me.... (again) finally! A great setlist that included Godrevy Point (my favourite song) and Pigeon Song as a tribute to his town, London, and to one of his youth dreams ...play in Roundhouse... as well as an excellent balance not only between old and new songs this concert was full of different moments creating a remarkable bond with the crowd and in the end.... a special encore: after the first song 'Bermondsey Street' (Now you know, love knows no boundaries | Sees beyond sexuality | And holds the sun in the palm of its hand | And laughs down on the cynical man) everybody was already aware of a 'new man' on stage playing saxophone but then Patrick presented him ...his own father, that was presented to the audience by his proud son, responded holding hands with his son saying that we could blame him for Patrick (^^ÔÔ^^) and continued playing along with the band in the last two songs. * * * * *

  • Tori Amos @ Hammersmith HMV Apollo 03/11/11

    4 Nov 2011, 1:17

    Shattering Sea
    Landslide (Fleetwood Mac cover)
    Suede
    London Girls (partial; Solo)
    Ode to the Banana King
    Maybe California
    Fearlessness
    A Sorta Fairytale
    Ruby Through the Looking-Glass
    Never Seen Blue
    Cloud On My Tongue
    Girl Disappearing
    Star Whisperer
    That Guy
    China
    Way Down
    Precious Things
    Nautical Twilight
    Spark
    Cruel

    Encore:
    A Multitude of Shades
    Carry
    Baker Baker
    Siren
    Big Wheel

  • Low - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

    21 Oct 2011, 18:15

    Live on KEXP

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrxVoey1HUc&NR=1[/youtube]

    Tracklist:

    Witches
    Hand So Small
    Interview
    Try To Sleep
    Nightingale


    From our hand
    From our hand so large
    You feel yourself getting smaller
    Getting smaller
    Getting smaller
    You feel yourself get smaller

    Careful, with the words you choose
    One more you can't use
    One more you won't speak
    One lettuce you'll have to eat
    It won't be quite as sweet as this
    And they never fit

    From our hand (careful)
    From our hand so large (careful)
    You feel yourself getting smaller (careful, careful)
    Getting smaller (careful)
    Getting smaller (careful)
    You feel yourself get smaller (careful, careful)

    Careful, with the words you choose (smaller)
    One more you can't use (smaller)
    One more you won't speak (smaller)
    One lettuce you'll have to eat (smaller)
    It won't be quite as sweet as this (smaller)
    And they never fit (smaller)

    And they never fit

    ('Hand So Small' lyrics - a perfect gem from 'Bombscare' album with Spring Heel Jack)
  • Cure @ Royal Albert Hall: Reflections (Three Imaginary Boys+17 Seconds+Faith)

    30 Sep 2011, 9:04

    (^^Ô.Ô^^)

    Anxiously waiting for November 15th :D

    Setlist will be:


    SET 1 (approx 40 minutes) - ‘THREE IMAGINARY BOYS’ (1979)

    The Cure Trio – ROBERT SMITH: Voice & Guitar / SIMON GALLUP: Bass / JASON COOPER: Drums
    approx 15 minute changeover interval

    SET 2 (approx 40 minutes) - ‘SEVENTEEN SECONDS’ (1980)

    The Cure Quartet – ROBERT SMITH: Voice & Guitar / SIMON GALLUP: Bass / JASON COOPER: Drums / ROGER O’DONNELL: Keys
    approx 15 minute changeover interval


    SET 3 (approx 40 minutes) - ‘FAITH’ (1981)

    The Cure Quintet – ROBERT SMITH: Voice & Guitar / SIMON GALLUP: Bass / JASON COOPER: Drums / ROGER O’DONNELL: Keys & Percussion / LAURENCE TOLHURST: Keys & Percussion
    approx 5 minute interval


    SET 4 (approx 30 minutes)

    ‘ENCORES’ of the period…

    (^^Ô.Ô^^)
  • Zola Jesus @ Toynbee, London (26th September 2011)

    26 Sep 2011, 23:17

    Amazed by tonight's performance of ZOLA JESUS... Nika Roza Danilova's alter ego is huge in stage! Her voice surpassed completly my expectations. I was already a big fan of her music but I've always thought that she might be disappointing live, but I was wrong. Seeing her fragile and small figure (who looks like incapable of having such power inside) running up and down the venue giving us the feeling that she was about to explode... the magnificent screams... was a memorable show.

    Mon 26 Sep – Zola Jesus
  • Primavera Sound 2011

    29 May 2011, 18:57

    ___Under Construction____

    The list of ''want to see'' and ''seen live/missed'' the reviews and the setlists of P.I.L., Suicide, E.Neubauten, Low, F.Furnaces, National, Warpaint, Sufjan Stevens, PJ Harvey, Phosphorescent and more on the way ;)

    Sushi


    PIL


    F.Furnaces


    Warpaint


    Sufjan Stevens


    Phosphorescent


    National


    Suicide

  • 1st - Especially Me

    26 Feb 2011, 11:24

    LOW

    C'mon

    Especially Me

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    "Cry me a river
    so i can float over to you
    the bearer to deliver the news
    I'm over the moon
    and underfoot
    all these elixirs would be moot

    'cause if we knew where we belong
    there'd be no doubt where we're from
    but as it stands, we don't have a clue
    especially me and probably you

    you've fallen in a slumber
    just wake one more time
    to miss or put asunder
    would be a crime
    some songs feel like butter
    some songs sound like cake
    this little number is for your sake

    'cause if we knew where we belong
    there'd be no doubt where we're from
    but as it stands, we don't have a clue
    especially me and probably you

    'cause if we knew where we belong
    there'd be no doubt where we're from
    but as it stands, we all need the truth
    especially me and probably you
    definitely you"