20 May 2010

Evelyn Evelyn

(warning: some clips contain profanity)

So some of us made it down to the Evelyn Evelyn show last night. Heck of a performance by them folks.

Opening act/MC: Sxip Shirey. Ridiculously good. He's the guy on the left in this video.

Sxip Shirey (with Adam Matta) - Moon in Her Belly

Evelyn Evelyn as performer(s?) were/was awesome. Their opening song (titled, oddly enough, 'Evelyn Evelyn') is one of the most beautiful little pieces I've heard in a while, and their cover of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' is just jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

Evelyn Evelyn - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover)

So after Evelyn Evelyn played, Jason Webley and Amanda Palmer each did a brief solo set (both of which were completely awesome, and a bit more rabble-rousing than the twins' performance).

I'd like to note that Webley is a ridiculous(ly good) performer... and that he also looks, now that he's cut his hair and shaved off his beard, more than a little bit like James Franco.

Jason Webley - Dance While the Sky Crashes Down

Jason Webley (with Amanda Palmer) - Icarus

One of the highlights, for me, was AFP's performance of 'Ampersand' off of her solo album. Yeah - this track.

Amanda Palmer - Ampersand

One of the performances from last night (and I'm chuffed to find this clip!)

Amanda Palmer - Little Black Sandals (Sia cover)

Of course, given that Webley was there, the night closed out with his famous 'Drinking Song'... good times, and always a crowd pleaser.

Jason Webley - Drinking Song

And... this song wasn't performed last night, but I was just really excited to find the clip.

Dresden Dolls & Sxip Shirey - Fight for your Right (Beastie Boys cover)

Yeah. All y'all have a great morning, eh?

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