Friday, June 08, 2007

Feist - live

I just got home from seeing Feist play in Northampton, MA on her first US date and felt the need to write about it immediately.

Yes, it was that good.

She opened up with Honey Honey and continued to play almost all of the songs off the new album, The Reminder, as well as some crowd favorites such as Mushaboom, Gatekeeper, When I Was A Young Girl, and my absolute favorite Secret Heart. Highlights of the night? Hmmm...almost all the songs of the new album (I Feel It All comes to mind particularly). Highlight of the highlights? Without a doubt it would have to be Leslie's version of Nina Simone's See Line Woman. Without a doubt. It was freakin' incredible. I'm not sure how I can express how flippin' rocking it was without using expletives.

I've figured out something about Feist and why her music is so entrancing. It's its simplicity. She uses just a few notes, just a few chords, but they're all the right notes, all the right chords. And that voice on top of the music.

Feist - I Feel It All : The Reminder

Feist - Sealion
: The Reminder

Nina Simone - See Line Woman : Mojo Club Dancefloor Jazz

Visit Feist's website, her label Interscope Records, and become her friend on MySpace.

And if she is coming ANYWHERE near you, make sure to get tickets to see her live at one of these dates (if it's not already sold out!):

Jun 9 2007 8:00P
Berkelee Performance Center Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 11 2007 8:00P
Town Hall New York, New York
Jun 12 2007 8:00P
Town Hall New York, New York
Jun 13 2007 8:00P
9:30 Club Washington D.C., Washington DC
Jun 14 2007 8:00P
Carolina Theatre Greensboro, North Carolina
Jun 15 2007 8:00P
Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 17 2007 8:00P
Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 19 2007 8:00P
The Vic Chicago, Illinois
Jun 20 2007 8:00P
Pantages Theatre Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 22 2007 8:00P
Boulder Theatre Boulder, Colorado
Jun 24 2007 8:00P
Moore Theatre Seattle, Washington
Jun 25 2007 8:00P
The Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Jun 26 2007 8:00P
The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Jun 27 2007 8:00P
The FIllmore San Francisco, California
Jun 29 2007 8:00P
The Wiltern Los Angeles, California
Jul 28 2007 8:00P
Fuji Rocks Festival Yuzawa


Zane said...

Glad you liked the show. She's something else live...

So what'd I miss? I've been locked away for the past couple weeks pummeling through my 107 page monstrosity and haven't had time to read blogs/check email/sleep. Anything good?

Sean said...

Congrats on finishing up. You've missed loads. Did you know that the Beatles broke up?

Welcome back!

Monette said...

I love her new album! The question burning in my mind is... is it pronounced Feist like Feast or Feist like Heist? I have never heard her on the radio or anywhere to compare.. inquiring minds (meaning me) want to know!!

Sean said...

Monette, it's pronounced like heist. And I agree, the new album is incredible.

Anonymous said...

did you manage to see grizzly bear live. I really fucking love them.


Sean said...

I did see Grizzly Bear open and although I wasn't overly familiar with them(I did get both of their albums but never really got a chance to listen before the show), I was very impressed with their onstage abilities. Pretty much every member played a couple of instruments at least during the course of their set.

Anonymous said...

It's just "Sealion" NOT "Sea Lion Woman"!!

Sean said...

Thanks anonymous. It's listed wrong in iTunes.