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Native Korean Rock @ Union Pool: Love At First Sight

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.

(Setlist) Ooo. Body. Visits. Beast. Rapt. Sunset Sun. Comes The Night. Day Go By.

(Encore) Indian Summer. Day Go By [Reprise].

MP3: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Turn Into (Acoustic) [alt link]

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Blogger paul said...

ahhh...!! Karen O !! definitely embodies the "Spirit of NYC Woman"

12:16 AM  
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Blogger Diana said...

i love karen o!
i wish i'd gone...

1:00 PM  

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