Neko Case performed at the Beacon Theater on Monday night, and it was a fantastic show. As much as I love her recordings, her voice really needs to be heard in person to be full appreciated; she's a virtuoso. It is entirely possible that nobody in indie rock is as good at playing their instrument as Neko Case is at singing. As always, her band - the same four guys who backed her on the album, and at her Nokia Theater concert in April - were tight, and jokey in an old-pro sort of way. She played some deep cuts, including "Star Witness," a personal favorite of mine, and she looked absolutely gorgeous in a shiny red dress, like a 1930's torch singer. You should check her out, but if you don't get the chance, you can always enjoy her on YouTube:
Also of note - earlier in the day, she performed "Red Tide" on Late Nite with Jimmy Fallon.
All of this talk about Neko Case has gotten me thinking. What would be a more awkward place to run into one of your bros than a Neko Case concert? A stationary store? A screening of Twilight? Bed, Bath & Beyond? An Indigo Girls concert?