Unsurprisingly, the Neko Case concert on Friday night was sold out and completely packed. Liberty Hall is one of the larger venues in Lawrence and I’d imagine even someplace larger like the Granada probably would have sold out as well. With good reason too, as it turns out her voice is every bit as impressive and powerful live as it is on her albums, if not more so.
The opening act was actually primarily composed of members of her touring band, including Jon Rauhouse and Kelly Hogan, playing a selection of Americana like “Prisoner of Love” and a version of the Perry Mason theme song. They’re definitely a talented group of musicians and put on a great show the entire evening, both in the opening and with Neko Case.
Whenever you see a show by someone who has so many great songs on quite a few albums you always go in knowing that there’ll probably be more than a few songs that you really wanted to see that they won’t do. It’d just be impossible, unless it were a 3 hour show or something. In this case though, I lucked out and the set list was pretty much perfect from the beginning (“Things That Scare Me”) to the second encore (“Knock Loud”). There were even a few songs where she mentioned that it was one that they didn’t do that often and it turned out to be something that I’d really been hoping they’d play. Jolayne and I both had an awesome time and hopefully it won’t be too long before she plays around here again. I was also able to get some photos and a couple videos as well. I’ve only got the one below online so far but I’ll be adding the others soon.
Comment by artur oczko on 2007-04-15 15:53:59 +0000
Thanks for putting up some pics and vids!