For Kate, this was her first ever show in the States and she delivered an excellent set of melodic tunes. Playing with a three piece backing band (drums, violin, bass/guitar), you could certainly hear the Tori Amos / Regina Spektor influence. Regardless of the lack of originality, she clearly held the attention of the packed house and put on a splendid performance. I would have liked to have heard "Dickhead," but hopefully she'll play that on Tuesday at Joe's Pub.
I had no idea that Jenny Owen Youngs was on the bill until I arrived at the Luna Lounge. As a fan, I was totally psyched for this surprise addition, but sadly she didn't go over so well. Playing solo, she sounded excellent, especially on the fabulous "Fuck Was I," but it didn't play well to this chatty crowd. The only time she got the audience to notice her was during her horrible finally of a cover of Nelly's "Hot In Here." She really needs to lose that from her set.........
KATE NASH | LUNA LOUNGE | SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
Mariella / Shit Song / Stitch Legs / Skeleton Song / Caroline / Birds / Nicest Thing / We Get On / Mouthwash / Foundations / Merry Happy // Little Red