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REVIEW: Kaki King with An Horse @ WOW Hall (Eugene, OR – 5/16/10)

17th May 10 (Mon) Leave a comment Go to comments


Last night the fine folks of Eugene were treated to two lovely indie rock acts… Kaki King and An Horse. Kaki had played a short, but fantastic set earlier on Sunday at CD World (review with photos/videos) – and she brought up Kate Cooper from An Horse at the end, which had been my only exposure to An Horse outside of the WNYC Soundcheck podcast a month ago.  Kate’s “Camp Out” with Kaki solidified it to me that I shant be late to the opening set…

An Horse went on right around 8pm and played a SOLID melodic indie rock set.  Being only vaguely familiar with their songs didn’t matter.  It was 45 or so minutes of indie rock goodness.  “Camp Out” was played, which is perhaps their “single” but it far from being their only good song.  The Aussie duo put out a nice wall of sound, too.  Mighty big for a two person crew!  Check out their latest record, Rearrange Beds!

After a short break, Kaki came on with her band…

They started off strong with a powerful few numbers.  “Bone Chaos” may have been my favorite of the night… it really shows off Kaki’s guitar prowess combined with some haunting EVI by Dan Brantigan.  It was pretty obvious early on that the drums were taking over (unfortunately).  The mid-section of the show was nice, as we got to see Kaki shine solo with some “Pink Noise”…

Kaki’s Setlist: just shy of 2 hours

  • Falling Day
  • Bone Chaos in the Castle
  • Life Being What It Is
  • Pull Me Out Alive
  • Death Head
  • The Betrayer
  • Hallucinations From My Poisonous German Streets
  • Playing with Pink Noise [solo]
  • Goby [solo]
  • All the Landslides Birds Have Seen
  • Doing The Wrong Thing
  • My Nerves That Committed Suicide
  • unknown song
  • Spit It Back in My Mouth
  • Everything Has An End, Even Sadness (which is not new age)*
  • You Don’t Have to Be Afraid
  • Encore: unknown rock jam
  • fucking around on the lap steel
  • Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
  • unknown dance song

*– don’t ever call Kaki new age… especially if you have balls and would like to retain them.
any help on unknown songs is appreciated

Kaki came out for an encore and treated us to another instrumental favorite, “Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers,” which featured Dan trading the EVI off for a theremin, alongside Kaki’s lapsteel.  She then capped the show off with a “dance number,” which unbeknown to us involved her jumping amongst the crowd and dancing it up while her guitar went on loop above us… a great end to a great day full of music.

more photos below

The Appropriate Linkage:

Check out more tour dates below.

~Dan – np: Kaki KingHow I Got Lost (soundtrack)

all pictures (cc) 2010 Daniel Temmesfeld,
you may use freely under a creative commons attribution

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Spring 2010 Tour Dates

Apr 15, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, New York
Apr 16, 2010 Bowery Ballroom – New York, New York
Apr 17, 2010 Middle East – Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 19, 2010 Iron Horse – Northampton, Massachusetts
Apr 20, 2010 Port City Music Hall – Portland, Maine
Apr 21, 2010 Higher Ground – Burlington, Vermont
Apr 28, 2010 TLA – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 29, 2010 9:30 Club – Washington, DC, Washington DC
Apr 30, 2010 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, North Carolina
May 1, 2010 The Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, Georgia
May 4, 2010 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, Ohio
May 5, 2010 The Ark – Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 6, 2010 Park West – Chicago, Illinois
May 7, 2010 High Noon Saloon – Madison, Wisconsin
May 8, 2010 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 9, 2010 The Waiting Room – Omaha, Nebraska
May 11, 2010 The Fox Theater – Boulder, Colorado
May 12, 2010 Cervantes – Denver, Colorado
May 14, 2010 Neumos – Seattle, Washington
May 15, 2010 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, Oregon
May 16, 2010 WOW Hall – Eugene, Oregon
May 19, 2010 Knitting Factory – Reno, Nevada
May 20, 2010 Mystic Theater – Petaluma, California
May 21, 2010 The Fillmore – San Francisco, California
May 22, 2010 The El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, California
May 24, 2010 The Belly Up – San Diego, California
May 25, 2010 The Glass House – Pomona, California


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