Neko Case At The Derby

by chris cunningham

[NEKO CASE VIDEO LINK – 1m:50secs – 320×240 – 4.6mb]

The long awaited return of Neko Case to L.A. My favorite singer hits Hollywood with an acoustic set at The Derby. For years I always thought she could do a stellar version of the song “Wayfaring Stranger”. Totally out of the blue what’d she open with? Yep. Unbelievable. When Furnace Room Lullaby came out in 2000 it took 4 months before it left my cd player. I went to see her at The Fillmore a few years back when she opened for The Jayhawks and have been waiting for her to return. The second she opens her mouth to sing, she’s got you. Oh that voice, and she only learned to play guitar in 1999. All this and she’s also been permanently banned from the The Grand Ole Opry for taking her shirt off on stage. Talk about shaking up a stuffy institution. One happy concert-goer tonight. There’s a little movie clip of “Deep Red Bells” below. I don’t care if you don’t like her. She’s mine, I saw her first, bugger off. Wayfaring Stranger – Things That Scare Me – Deep Red Bells – Lady Pilot – Pretty Girls – Stinging Velvet – Blacklisted – Favorite – Set Out Running – Twist The Knife – Thrice All American – Furnace Room Lullaby – Buckets Of Rain – You Belong To Me.