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Spiritualized (and Nikki Lane) @ The TLA.

May 14, 2012

Text by Chad Sims. Images by Mike Bucher.

On Friday night, Spiritualized played the TLA with Nikki Lane opening.

Nikki Lane played a great set with nothing accompanying her incredible voice but her acoustic guitar. She sounds like one of the legendary female country singers of yore (think Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, etc.) but looks somewhat like Zooey Deschanel. My favorite of her songs was the tune “Sleep for You.”

While her performance was incredible, it was marred by an audience member shouting a crude comment suggesting that the singer expose her anatomy.  Dudes, it is 2012 can you learn how to act at a concert and show the performers some respect?

Luckily, Lane didn’t let this bother her much and even called the guy out on his questionable, non-prescription eyewear (he may have been wearing Oakley’s).

Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and his band Spiritualized played a long, varied set. Material from across their seven albums was sprinkled through the night. It is not surprising that Pierce is fairly low key in his performance and allows the music to speak for itself.

The crowd blew up when they played some well known songs like the title track from masterpiece album 1997’s Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.

Overall amazing show and a good paring of an established band and an upcoming artist who I hope to hear more from.

  1. Anonymous permalink
    May 14, 2012 11:35 pm

    is that all we get as a review?

  2. Geo permalink*
    May 14, 2012 11:47 pm

    Yup. It’s the Internet. You want depth? Pick up a print edition of the magazine.

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