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Antony & The Johnsons @ Town Hall, NYC | Pic/Review/Highlights

Antony & The Johnsons @ Town Hall

Antony & The Johnsons played with CocoRosie last night (July 28th, 2005) at Town Hall in NYC.

Do you have good pictures? Let me know, and I’ll post them (if you let me). Like Jeff, my seat was not in view of Antony’s face. I had a great view of the Johnsons and the back of his piano though. I have the set list and a few pictures, but not with me (for a future update).

* Best…show…ever
* Antony played (encored with) “Candy Says” by Lou Reed. (the song is based on Andy Warhol star Candy Darling. Candy Darling is on the cover of Antony’s new CD which Lou Reed makes a guest appearance on)
* He played a song by Nico. (Nico played with Lou Reed in the Velvet Underground)
* He played “the guest” by Leonard Cohen. Rob Moose (Antony’s “right hand man”) sang backing vocals. It was one of my favorite moments of the show.
* He also played a song by Moondog. He likes covers.
* Joan Wasser aka Joan as Policewoman wasn’t playing with the Johnsons.
* No offense to Nomi (she’s good), but the most disappointing moment was Nomi (instead of Antony) singing Antony’s part in Beautiful Boyz during CocoRosie’s opening set.
* Two dudes from Tarantula were on cello and drums for CocoRosie. (Tarantula play on Devendra Banhart’s new album. Devendra sings on Antony’s last album. Last time I saw Devendra @ Tonic, CocoRosie & Tarantula joined him on stage to cover Antony’s “Fistful of Love.” A studio recorded cover of the same song by Devendra appears on the “The Believer’s Covers Compilation“)
* No special guests on stage with Antony this time.
* During one magic moment, Antony had the whole crowd humming along to a new(?) acapella song.
* Antony said he was a cavewoman in a previous life.
* He extended “Bird Girl” into three parts. First he played just the music on piano as he cleverly introduced each of his band members. He said that Jeff Langston was his caveman in a previous life. Part two was an improvised ‘I am/was your cavewoman’ song (humorously aimed at Jeff). Part three was the real song.
* As noted on jason’s livejournal, Antony was as funny as usual.
* Above photo courtesy of Central Village.

Brooks featuring Antony on Vocals | MP3
Antony, Andrew Bird, Daniel Johnston | Video documentary
Antony & The Johnsons / CocoRosie @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC | Pics
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Antony & The Johnsons @ Joe’s Pub, NYC | Pics

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