We kept hearing about people crying at Bat for Lashes shows and we were kind of dismissive and eye-rolly about it... we love Natasha Khan's music enough to have put her on the cover of FADER #60, but we're not really the types to break out in public displays of emotion. We even joked about it with our friends: "Let's go cry into our whiskey gingers dudes!" That is, until last night at the Bowery Ballroom, in the middle of her epically snowy banger "Daniel," we found ourselves breaking out in some sort of uncontrollable face-leakage that was somewhat beyond weeping but a little below hysterics. It was completely confusing and caught us off guard, but we went with it because Khan live is amazing: shockingly she hits every single note, even the high ones, with perfect pitch. Plus her ensemble was fittingly on point: sparkly bustier and lacey half-gloves looking cool but not too Flashdance. Some smart person was also there and flipcammed said performance, along with shooting a grip of great photos.
May 01, 2009