Many of us over here at RFT HQ are getting pretty primed for Neko Case’s show tonight at the Pageant. Our excitement is entirely justified – our preview of her show contends that case is “an artist with a singular, if often grim, vision of American music. Her songs often function as fairy tales with nightmare endings or morality tales with no discernible moral — knotty, hand-hewn tunes that are lovely, dark and deep, often all at once.” (Read all of Christian Schaeffer’s write-up here.)
Below is a satchelful of YouTube videos to prepare you for tonight’s show, working backwards through her last few albums. If, for some reason, you weren’t planning on coming to the show tonight, let some of these songs work their magic on you. Look for a review of the show on the blog tomorrow.
“Star Witness” live in Knoxville, TN, 4/12/07 (from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, 2006)
“Hold On, Hold On” live on A&E (from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, 2006)
“Maybe Sparrow” official video (from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, 2006)
“If You Knew” live in Knoxville, TN, 4/12/07 (from The Tigers Have Spoken, 2004)
“Deep Red Bells” live 2007 (from Blacklisted, 2002)
“Tightly” live in Lawrence, KS, 4/06/07 (from Blacklisted, 2002)
“Set Out Running” live in Milwaukee, WI, 3/30/06 (from Furnace Room Lullaby, 2000)
-- Christian Schaeffer
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