Saturday, April 11, 2009

Neko Case at the Keswick

Last night, we saw Neko Case touring in support of her new album (and namesake of this blog), Middle Cyclone. The show was at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, which seems like a cute little town. We had amazing seats (5th row center) thanks to Mike taking the initiative to call the box office and bypass Ticketmaster. Beth met us there and we arrived just in time to hear the last couple songs by Crooked Fingers, who we'd already seen open for Okkervil River and didn't like so much. They sounded better than we remembered but we were really just excited to hear Neko.

Of course, she didn't disappoint. She played a really long set, despite being a little out of it and complaining quite a bit about "women troubles". (Her best comment of the night was that she couldn't wait to get back to the bus to put on a sleeping bag suit and feed herself potato chips through a funnel connected to a vaccuum cleaner in reverse mode.) Her voice is just amazing and her songs are wonderful. Her back-up singer, Kelly Hogan, talked a bit too much for my liking, but it was a really great show and she played all of our favorites from Middle Cyclone and past albums. Sadly, the Keswick does not allow photography but Mike tried to sneak in a few shots at the end of the show so I'm sure he'll post them soon.

Edit from Mike: I added the only good photo I took from the show and one of the fascade. Also, I used a picture I took of the set and set it as the banner

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