Posted in music | pictures on February 16, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Yes Giantess - I'm Not Your Toy (La Roux cover) (MP3)

photos by Tim Griffin

La Roux

La Roux, with a healthier Elly Jackson than at their October NYC show, played Webster Hall on February 11th with opener Yes Giantess, who play Brooklyn Bowl on Feb 26th and SXSW in March (and who cover La Roux's "I'm Not Your Toy," above).

In a gold-threaded blazer, her recognizable Jimmy Neutron dollop 'do perched prominently atop her head, Eleanor Jackson, one half of British electro-pop duo La Roux, stole the show at Webster Hall Thursday night. Her better half, Ben Langmaid, forgoes touring, favoring anonymity to the limelight.

Jackson, however, managed nicely on her own. An icon in training without the painfully obvious obsession with fame, Jackson's performances come with the same hubris and bite that shines through in her interviews, and her lyrics about lost love and heart break are captivating and candid. The set list included may of her post-heartbreak ballads, including "I'm Not Your Toy," "Quicksand," "In For The Kill," and, perhaps most moving, "Cover My Eyes," a sad one about seeing the one you love with someone else.

Jackson's most famous love song, the badass anthem "Bulletproof," served as the set's encore. In deference to a song about putting on emotional armor, Jackson skipped out in a heavily shoulder-padded leather jacket with gold detailing, revving up the evening another notch with this gem of a final act. Lights strobed as she marched in place, reaching out to touch the hands of fans as the words "La Roux" flashed behind her in succession throughout this closing scene. [Papermag]

La Roux is scheduled to be at Coachella and some of the TBA dates of Lilith Fair.

More pictures of the show, a set list (which included Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb") and all tour dates are below...

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La Roux - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 20 Paradiso Amsterdam
Feb 22 Grosse Freiheit Hamburg
Feb 23 AB Club Brussels
Feb 26 Bataclan Paris
Feb 27 Live Music Hall Cologne
Mar 01 Vega Copenhagen
Mar 02 Rockefeller Oslo
Mar 03 Berns Stockholm
Mar 05 Astra Berlin
Mar 07 KaufleuteN Zurich
Mar 08 Gasometer Vienna
Mar 10 Magazzini Generali Milan
Mar 12 La Riviera Madrid
Mar 13 Lux Club Lisbon
Mar 19 Festival Hall Melbourne
Mar 21 Belvoir Amphitheatre Perth
Mar 23 The Barton Theatre Adelaide
Mar 25 BACARDI EXPRESS SHOW - The Tivoli Brisbane
Mar 26 BACARDI EXPRESS SHOW - Club Coffs Coffs Harbour
Mar 27 BACARDI EXPRESS SHOW - Panthers (Afternoon Show) Newcastle
Mar 27 BACARDI EXPRESS SHOW - Big Top Sydney
Apr 12 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Apr 14 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Apr 16 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Coachella Valley
Apr 18 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
Apr 19 The Showbox @ The Market Seattle, WA
Apr 25 Guildhall Southampton
Apr 26 Hexagon Reading
Apr 28 Dome Brighton
Apr 29 Corn Exchange Cambridge
Apr 30 O2 Academy Bournemouth
May 02 O2 Academy Glasgow
May 03 O2 Academy Sheffield
May 06 University Cardiff
May 08 O2 Brixton Academy London
May 10 Academy Bristol, Southwest
May 11 Acadeny Manchester
May 13 Olympia Paris
Jun 12 Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight
Jun 19 Hurricane Festival Scheeßel
Jun 20 Southside festival Tuttlingen
Jul 01 RockWerchter Werchter

Yes Giantess - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 19 Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire #
Feb 26 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
Mar 17 Beauty Bar Austin, Texas
Mar 18 Lambert's (Neon Gold Showcase) Austin, Texas
Mar 18 Malverrde (THE LODGE party) Austin, Texas
Mar 19 West Rocks Party Austin, Texas
Mar 20 Lose Control Austin, Texas
# w/ Red Wire Black Wire

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Comments (15)

gross

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 11:54 AM

butterface

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:05 PM

Is that Adam Lambert?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:10 PM

butterhair

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:49 PM

la roux is the worst. zero voice. shit songs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:57 PM

Zero voice? She sounds like Annie Lennox, the girl has chops, i can see why people may be turned off by the beats and her vocals on some of the more up-tempo songs, but she's a good singer and this show was amazing. I wasnt expecting her to be that energetic, and i cant get the Stones cover out of my head. A really interesting, strange take on Under My Thumb.

Oh and to the writer of this article, since when are In for the Kill, Quicksand, and I'm Not Your Toy ballads? You should have also noted that her set was too short, only 10 songs, but in retrospect it's a minor complaint since she put on such a great show.

Posted by GregBX | February 16, 2010 1:17 PM

Credit my gym PA with turning me on to the tasty pop confections of La Roux.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:05 PM

the show was great, but short, lots of fun

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 4:12 PM

These pictures drive me! It's cool!

Posted by caralluma fimbriata | February 16, 2010 5:06 PM

La Meh

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 5:08 PM

she sounded great, that cover of Under my thumb was something different, but I am sure if she recorded it would definitely be great

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 11:36 AM

Her hair DOES look just like Jimmy Neutron. lmao

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2010 1:11 AM

Oh and to the writer of this article, since when are In for the Kill, Quicksand, and I'm Not Your Toy ballads? You should have also noted that her set was too short, only 10 songs, but in retrospect it's a minor complaint since she put on such a great show.

Posted by يوتيوب | December 24, 2010 10:54 PM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 2:46 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...
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