Feb. 2nd, 2011

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The New Pornographers are fantastic.

I’ve managed to skip a couple of albums, but it was still a great show. The enthusiasm mashes together with wilful obtuse lyrics, like a rush of incoherent nostalgia.

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Amanda Palmer's probably my favourite web self-publicist, like a sugar-fuelled Seth Godin with a weakness for show tunes.

This show was largely co-conspirators and cover versions, which turned out well.

She knows how to pick her support acts slash backing bands, and it was a reminder that she can also hammer out those keys.

And there's her better half, for literary relief, reading about megafauna.

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It wouldn’t be a new Blonde Redhead album without debate over the merits of the evolution of their sound. I'm getting into it, and the tracks play fantastically live.

The Verlaines in support. Reassuringly diverse, and fun.

It feels like they're getting that old hypnotic euphoria out of their new material now, which is a plus.

I'm not stuck in the past. I'm just saying, a few more 'In An Expression...' tracks wouldn't go amiss, is all.

Still fantastic.

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