Posted in music | pictures on April 16, 2009

photos by Jacob Blickenstaff

Neko Case

"It seems like every time I go on tour and I'm in a hotel room and turn the channel, there's some sort of animal-disaster show on, or somebody's just been mauled by a tiger in a zoo, and everyone's always so shocked," Case explains. "And I'm like, 'It's a fucking tiger! You got it in a cage and you were poking it with something, and it killed you! What the fuck do you want it to do?'

"Zoos are a bad deal: elephants are meant to walk 70 miles a day, otherwise their feet go bad and they go insane and die. Killer whales need to swim 200 miles a day -- why would it be happy in that little ice box?" [Neko Case to Eye Weekly]

Neko Case completed her three-day run in NYC with an appearance on Letterman last night (4/15). Night one was a full show at Nokia Theater with Crooked Fingers. Night two (4/14) was at the same venue with Joan as Policewoman opening. Neko's setlist was almost exactly the same as the night before. Pictures from that show, and the Letterman video, below....

Joan as Police Woman...

Joan as Police Woman

Joan as Police Woman

Joan as Police Woman

Joan as Police Woman

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Joan as Police Woman

Joan as Police Woman

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Neko live on Letterman.

More tour dates HERE.

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Comments (19)

what a voice ...

Posted by eli | April 16, 2009 10:22 AM

I'd put her in a cage and poke her....

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | April 16, 2009 10:25 AM

A nice lady, with a big voice, but I'm mystified, what is the bfd about her?

Posted by schlep | April 16, 2009 10:28 AM

She sounded unbelievably amazing Tues night. Nokia Theatre, however, is probably the worst venue I've ever been to.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 10:38 AM

Whats she wearing? Cmon Neko - i lust for thee, but not with that outfit

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 10:40 AM

"She sounded unbelievably amazing Tues night. Nokia Theatre, however, is probably the worst venue I've ever been to."

Really? Aside from the horrible experience of navigating Times Sq, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was, and the sound was terrific.

Posted by Deezey | April 16, 2009 10:57 AM

What are talking about, 10:40? She looks all around fabulous; better than ever.
Indie rockers, smelly and unkempt is not a "look".

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 11:30 AM

She does look great. Just don't like the outfit

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 11:35 AM

The sound at Nokia is sterile as all get out. It's like listening to glass. Granted, I'll take it over a place with outright bad sound (Terminal 5, for instance) any day of the week...but you'd have to have a pretty low threshold for your definition of "terrific" in order to apply it to Nokia.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:07 PM

I don't think any of the women in the pics above would be very flattered by the up-nose-perspective of these shots.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:35 PM

nick zinner was there!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:55 PM

I LOVE HER. AND HER DRESS. she is the best!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 1:37 PM

12:35 why is there always a d-bag complaining about the photos? These are better than anything I've seen in recent coverage.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 1:46 PM

The Little House on the Prairie Museum called, they want the dress back.

Posted by Snarky McSnarkerson | April 16, 2009 2:00 PM

The encore also included "Star Witness". Maybe second or third song. And it was just lovely.

The Nokia Theater's no gem, but the sound was tolerable. Neko's voice was at the forefront, of course, and everything else had to fight its way to be heard.

Posted by I'm Still Bitter About Seeing Amazing Baby Open For the Wrens | April 16, 2009 2:01 PM

up the nose is hot

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 2:04 PM

This tornado loves SAHC.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 2:42 PM

There she goes again harping and preaching about little dumb animals. Who cares?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 3:28 PM

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