Posted in music | pictures on March 2, 2009

photos by Nathan Miller

Marissa Nadler

"The Lutheran Church of the Messiah across from McGolrick Park in Greenpoint is a ghostly, candle lit basement performance state filled with cobwebs and perfect for the gothic folk of Marissa Nadler. Nadler, who is touring in support of her soon-to-be-released Little Hells, a record which finds the Boston based songwriter exploring the sonic textures of her sullen, pastoral folk, played solo on Friday night, ditching her live band for a more intimate performance with just her, her guitar, and the occasional banjo. Friday night's set was a welcome run through of Songs III stands outs like "Sylvia", "Dying Breed" and "Salutations in the Dark", as well as Little Hells highlights "Heart Paper Lover", "Ghosts & Lovers" and "Cobwebs." The especially intimate affair (most of the audience was seated Indian style on the floor) also featured an intensely poignant rendition of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire". Nadler, who switched between a six string Taylor and a twelve string Martin, was in a jovial mood, laughing about how critics had been labeling "Mistress on a Sunny Day", the Little Hells closer, an "uplifting" tune, something that doesn't really exist in Nadler's canon. The warm, rainy night in Greenpoint ended with Marissa doing a version of "Dead Wives Club" on banjo, an appropriate end to a somber evening with the gothic folk princess." [Chocolate Bobka]
One night later Marissa played the final in-store at Sound Fix Records. More dates including a March 4th one at Joe's Pub, HERE. More pictures from the church show below...

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Mountainhood...

Mountainhood

Mountainhood

Mountainhood

Mountainhood

Mountainhood

Mountainhood

Mountainhood

Mountainhood

Marissa Nadler

MV & EE...

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

MV & EE

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler...

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

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Comments (12)

cobwebs? the place is starkly clean. look at the photos.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2009 12:38 PM

did anyone fall asleep?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2009 1:22 PM

more reverb please

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2009 1:35 PM

yeah, not sure where you're seeing cobwebs. that space is far too heavily used for any cobwebs to form...

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2009 1:40 PM

What's that short-necked four-string the woman of MV and EE is playing? And is that really the name of that duo?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2009 2:56 PM

Dammit. I missed this. Instead I was on a date with a prude gold-digger. I hate my life.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2009 2:59 PM

marissa nadler is the sexiest.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2009 3:41 PM

erika (ee) plays a 4 string firebird mandolin & lap steel

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2009 6:18 PM

Thanks a lot.

Posted by dış cephe | March 3, 2009 2:55 AM

yes, MV and EE are their initials... fucking great duo... saw 'em at terrastock over the summer and my brain melted all over my new pants.

Posted by Tiberius | March 3, 2009 5:07 PM

these people all look in desperate need of vitamins.

Posted by blaise pascal | March 4, 2009 12:09 AM

Hey, I can see my bald spot from here!

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 12:20 AM

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