Posted in music on August 16, 2008

Regina Spektor & friends in Brooklyn - Aug 15, 2008 (roddyrick)
Regina Spektor

Is that Reggie Watts with a beard? Albert Hammond Jr. opened the show. How was it?

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Comments (43)

i want to marry regina spektor

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 12:25 PM

she looks adorable

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 12:46 PM

was the "i'd just hit it" remark deleted or something?

anyway, it was a tremendous show. makes me a bit sad that the pool will no longer be after this summer, now that i live a few blocks from it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 12:48 PM

barf. she's even worse than tori amos, whom she borrows heavily from.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 12:55 PM

albert hammond jr was awesome

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 1:11 PM

She play any new stuff? She's about due, non?

Posted by Tito | August 16, 2008 1:13 PM

zzz

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 2:26 PM

Regina Spektor should receive some sort of prize for making everyone want to sleep with her so much.

Posted by Josh Brown | August 16, 2008 2:27 PM

Albert Hammond Jr. and his nameless band were amazing. Regina was great, if you're a fan. Otherwise it was probably a little boring...

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 3:46 PM

@12:55: Just because a girl plays the piano doesn't mean the inspiration is Tori Amos. I don't have a real issue with Ms. Amos (though in my post-adolescence years I'm no longer a fan ), but their vision and music are totally different. In Regina Spektor, the inspiration goes straight back to the source: Bach, Chopin, Mozart, combined with the great (sometimes quirky) literary traditions of America. And not to mention, Moscow. Without Moscow, there is no Regina Spektor. And does Tori Amos have Moscow? I think not. A more careful listening of the two will reveal that the worlds they create are quite different (same goes for Final Apple, who royally screwed her last album up).

http://hoovesontheturf.com/200808/regina-spektor-and-rain-at-mccarren-pool/

Also, Regina Spektor has never been cool & mysterious, or dark. I went to a Tori Amos show way back when, and though there was a guy in tears the whole time, I stopped being a fan right then, because it was kind of boring, and the sexually provocative gestures were whatevs. But while I was a teenager, Tori Amos was great. Everybody preferred to brood and be unhappy in the nineties.


Posted by hoovesontheturf | August 16, 2008 3:46 PM

ps. re: "I'd hit that" comments. They ought to be deleted purely on the ground of being uninteresting and unfunny.

and yes that was Reggie Watts.

Posted by hoovesontheturf | August 16, 2008 3:50 PM

I'd hit it... two times!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:00 PM

Fuck that, we had tickets but we ended up going to the Turkey's Nest instead. A good time was had by all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:09 PM

does anyone have the full setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:15 PM

yeah whatevs hoovesontheturf. enjoy your vadge music. to each his own. however you wanna put it, regina still owes a lot to grandma amos.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:33 PM

albert was amazing!!!! regina was great, but the crowd was super boring.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 5:04 PM

you do know that the "hit it" means "sex"?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 5:20 PM

yeah, regina owes a lot to tori amos in that tori amos helped create a market for female-singer-songwriter-with-piano, but um... musically, they're pretty light years apart

sometimes people are so stupid and superficial with the musical comparisons, seriously

Posted by kate | August 16, 2008 5:49 PM

why did I just put any time into writing a comment response to someone who used the term "vadge music"?

Posted by kate | August 16, 2008 5:51 PM

because: vadge music. i'd hit that.

Posted by hoovesontheturf | August 16, 2008 8:39 PM

i'd hit the bartender at the turkeys nest. her ass is amazing

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 9:34 PM

eww. gross. vadge.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 10:42 PM

vag > vadge

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 10:53 PM

Uh, who cares about counterpoint? I watch those videos on mute, if you get what I mean...BORE-N!

Posted by Josh Brown | August 16, 2008 11:21 PM

I've always detect a Robert Smith influence in Regina's singing style.

Posted by Renee | August 17, 2008 12:49 AM

albert was amazing!!!! regina was great, but the crowd was super boring.

^^
what's new about the new york crowds. they all suck almost all the time.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 1:58 AM

what's the deaaaaaaaal with these new york crowwwwds?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 2:19 AM

Of course you would hit it. Unfortunately, it wouldn't hit you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 3:25 AM

the deaaaaaaaaaaal with new york crowd is that their not into super boring vadge music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 11:33 AM

^^
Look in the mirror some time. You are precisely what's wrong with the new york crowds.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 2:51 PM

^^
what's wrong with new york crowwwwwds is they don't like your stinky kooter music.

deal with it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 4:37 PM

that's right I forgot people like you don't like anything. my mistake.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 5:37 PM

everybody that has said vadge so far is a tool

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 7:13 PM

actually the concert was great. the rain made it more beautiful.

Posted by eric | August 17, 2008 7:53 PM

how this indie wallflower became an indie heartthrob I will never understand

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 9:09 PM

Regina Spektor is just like Tori Amos and Kate Bush. A few nice upbeat tracks and a whole bunch of boring, pretentious ballads. Sorry but its true.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 9:36 PM

whatever, my question is why all you guys think she's so pretty.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 9:55 PM

What does a crowd have to do in order to be "not boring?" Personally, I'm more concerned with the artist not being boring. But I actually thought the crowd Friday night was rather enthusiastic & totally into the show, tornado warnings, lightning & rain aside. (Though throwing the hundreds of glow sticks in the crowd was a noble, but ultimately terrible idea. It totally distracted from what was happening on stage. And I think it overstimulated the 17-year-old kids next to me who couldn't stop snatching them off the ground!)

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 11:01 PM

setlist, anyone?

ps id hit it...as in her vadge...as in have sex with it

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 12:01 AM

dude i fucking love fucking kate bush wuthering heights is my fucking JAM

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 1:58 AM

"everybody that has said vadge so far is a tool"

7:13, you just said vadge too. so i guess that makes you a tool as well. does that make me a tool too? perhaps so...

long live tools and smelly vadges.

hooray.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 2:42 AM


^^
great comeback ugh...

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 4:21 PM

ha ha.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 4:34 PM

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