Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts, live at The Bowery Ballroom, New York

 

Joseph Arthur and The Lonely Astronauts, live at The Bowery Ballroom, New YorkJoseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts, live at The Bowery Ballroom, New York

Set List:

  1. unknown
  2. Devil’s Broom
  3. Electical Storm
  4. Slide Away
  5. One By One
  6. Could We Survive
  7. Redemption’s Son
  8. Chicago
  9. unknown
  10. You Can Take Everything Away From Me
  11. Black Lexus
  12. Too Much To Hide
  13. Spacemen
  14. Take Me Home
  15. Temporary People
  16. Enough to Get Away
  17. Cocaine Feet
  18. Birthday Card
  19. In the Sun
  20. I Will Carry
  21. I Donated Myself the Mexican Army

Joseph Arthur and The Lonely Astronauts, live at The Bowery Ballroom, New YorkJoseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts, live at The Bowery Ballroom, New York

Official site: www.josepharthur.com

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Laura Veirs, Bowery Ballroom, New York

 

This Dork Reporter has been a big fan of the bespectacled, water-obsessed Laura Veirs ever since first discovering her infectious song “Galaxies” on the late MP3 blog Salon Audiofile in 2005. Why it was not a huge hit, featured in iPod or car commercials and embedded in the denouements of The O.C. or Gray’s Anatomy, I’ll never understand. Still, she’s evidently doing well for herself, for I’ve now seen her live three times in New York City, and each time she’s graduated to a larger venue.

Laura Veirs

This is the first time I’ve seen her perform solo, without her band The Saltbreakers (whom she lovingly refers to as The Bearded Men). Like seemingly every other singer/songwriter these days, she employs live looping technology (popularized by Joseph Arthur and ripped off by K.T. Tunstall) to become a one-woman band, accompanying herself with looped beats and bass lines all generated on a single acoustic guitar. The mood was great and she was well-received, and she later ranked New York City as the best audience of the tour.

Laura Veirs

Official site: www.lauraveirs.com

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