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Nellie McKay 'Threatens' The Intoxicated At SXSW

Haha, I love this story (courtesy of Bitchfork) of Nellie's 2am set last night at one of the Blender magazine after-after-parties:

Nellie's considerable talent was wasted at this gathering of cantankerous, drunken insiders, and Nellie knew it. But she tried to have fun with the unfavorable situation nonetheless, hauling a big book of jazz standards and some sheet music onstage and peppering a set of mostly pre-WWII fare and showtunes with a few of her own-- including the twee-as-fuck "Pounce", the closest anything came to a crowd-pleaser. Extra credit to Nellie for veiling a threat aimed at chatties in the back in the same cutesy tone she uses for every other proclamation.

Way to go, Nellie! And a fantastic outfit to boot! Nellie will be back in NYC at Carnegie Hall on 4/27. Something tells me that the crowd will be a lot more civilized on 57th St.

MP3: Nellie McKay - Real Life

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow- for someone who hates pitchfork, you sure do read it a lot.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Click on the link above, around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (that's tonight), and you can listen to a live Web cast of Nellie McKay performing at the Alexandria, Virginia's Birchmere music hall.

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