I was simply ecstatic when word spread late last week that Karen O would be debuting her new side project, Native Korean Rock, at one of Brooklyn's most beloved & minuscule venues.
For just about a half hour, she showcased a collection of love songs on par with the latter tracks from Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Show Your Bones
(most notably 'Warrior' & 'Sweets'), backed by a quintet comprised of strings, drums & guitars. While we all know and love Karen for her gravelly howls and mighty stage persona, it's sometimes easy to forget that her demure side is just as impressive & captivating. The stage was adorned quite eloquently with a Korean flag, ample blue cellophane & a partial ship bow (which read 'Seoul'). Key elements of Karen's outfit included roses, fringes & a spectacularly detailed navy blue cap. All in all, an immensely beautiful & touching evening. Visit NKR on MySpace.
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