Posted in music on June 21, 2010

Pictures from this weekend's NYC New Pornographers shows are coming soon, but in the meantime here's a video from Friday's Boston show...

"Ms. Case responded very negatively when someone threw a CD at New Pornographers' front man Carl Newman. "I will go to jail -- I don't give a shit. I will fuck you up. ... Seriously, don't fucking pull that shit again.""
[NY Mag / AV Club]



Comments (56)

lol neither of them could hurt anybody.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 2:23 PM

That's some long, unwitty banter.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 2:24 PM

Don't think Carl has it in him, but Neko will cut a bitch if she has to!

Shot several vids of last night's show at the Bell House, they can be found at

Posted by popartist | June 21, 2010 2:28 PM

Such a macho female! she's so full of shit and should lay off the testoterone. how easy to be so tough when you're protected by security and up on a stage. guaranteed she wouldn't be so fucking hardcore if you caught her on the street mano e (wo)mano. Bitch ass Canadian...STFU

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 2:34 PM

Actually, many many years ago - when Neko Case was the drummer for CUB - I actually saw her beat the fuck out of a crusty punk at a Queers show.

Neko is not to be fucked with. For real.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 2:35 PM

It was a great show all around. But yeah, Neko was PISSED. They wound up giving the cd to someone in the front row much later on in the show and it got a big cheer from the crowd.

Posted by Ben | June 21, 2010 2:35 PM

she's not Canadian. she's from Virginia originally.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 2:36 PM

Bitch ass Virginian...

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 2:38 PM

you probably should focus the hate onto the trash that threw a cd at carl...piece of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 2:42 PM

Knowing this woman, I can tell you she is waaaay fucking tough and WILL kick a man's ass with no thought to her own safety--or the man's. Don't get her angry.

Posted by soysalami | June 21, 2010 2:44 PM

^LOL!!! shuuuuuuut the fuuuuuck up!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 2:51 PM

^LOL!! Fuuuuuuucking make meeeeeee!

Posted by soysalami | June 21, 2010 2:53 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 2:54 PM

FYI, she was wearing Iron Maiden themed Vans last night at The Bell House (you'll see pics of them when BV posts them later). So, based on that... I believe that she would invoke the spirit of Eddie and fuck a bitch up.

Posted by Andrew St. Clair | June 21, 2010 2:56 PM

Wow, their banter is almost as bad as their music.

Posted by Venkman | June 21, 2010 2:57 PM

Apparently lives in Chicago now.
But seriously, unless someone is being a total douchebag, why the hell throw something at the band? Really? It's idiots like that who just ruin it for the kids. And it's the kids we are really concerned about here, isn't it?

Posted by Fortyver | June 21, 2010 2:58 PM

I never disliked Neko until now. You threaten to fight everyone in the room??! People that paid to see you because they are your fans??! Seriously girl, get over it!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 2:59 PM

soysalami- for some reason that name seems fitting for a feminist. Can't you just cook your husband some normal salami like a good little housewife?

Posted by Venkman | June 21, 2010 2:59 PM

i was at the show, and yeah, it wasn't meant to be that witty. she was legitimately pissed off that someone threw something at them. a hard, plastic, object.

after thinking about about it a bit more, the thrower likely was tossing a homemade cdr / demo in hopes of getting noticed, so likely no harm was intended, but still a rather stupid thing to do.

btw, i can confirm that Eddie was indeed Neko's footwear of choice again.

Posted by tim | June 21, 2010 3:02 PM

CDs will no longer be sold at Neko Case shows. You will be given a feather with a download code for the mp3's at further appearances.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:03 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:04 PM

Actually 3:02, they mention that it's actually their own CD that someone threw at them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:07 PM

I love the anonymous hate for a performer's talkback to a douche's shtick out of the crowd. Written by someone who clearly likes to do their own shit (heckling? Freebird request? unsolicited moshing? what's your poison?).

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:11 PM

Im actually more scared of her than the "men" in that band. On a more positive note shes a redhead so fire on the head means fire in de bush!

Posted by Blag | June 21, 2010 3:13 PM

@ 3:03


common sense - don't throw CDs at shows.

the end.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:15 PM

nobody should throw shit at a show and they deserved to be thrown out. Neko just blathered on far too long making herself look foolish. What, Carl couldn't stick up for himself?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:18 PM

At least she didn't storm off the stage in a huff

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:19 PM

@ 3:15

I'd so love to Xena you with a 12" vinyl right now., but that would reflect a lack of common sense.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:22 PM

the heat's making everyone cranky...

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:24 PM

Good for her. Fuck all the douchebags at shows who think they are entitled to shout, throw, do anything.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:25 PM

Let's just all agree to end this thread...

1.) You might like a few songs, but nobody here actually cares about Neko.

2.) You don't really care that something was thrown at Carl...most probably wish it hit him in the head.

3.) The contents of this story are irrelevant, you only read it because "F--K" was in the title and there was a video attached.

4.) Bejar's beard is cooler than the NP's!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:42 PM

@ 3:42

you're wrong about everything.


Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 3:59 PM

Neko case will fight no one and is not white trash. i hate indie rock and everyone at this show.

Posted by Rob | June 21, 2010 4:06 PM

Tough talk coming from the drummer from Cub - what's next, Shaolin boxing from the bassist in Tiger Trap?

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | June 21, 2010 4:11 PM

This chick is almost as bitchy as Hope Sandoval.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 4:14 PM


crosseyed sniper made a joke.

dumb analogy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 4:23 PM

^nah. Neko is justified here, people think they're free to act like assholes at shows way too often these days. I'm not saying I'd have acted the same, but she was justified.

Hope Sandoval said she hated the city she was performing in and basically insulted the entire audience without being provoked. Not justified at all.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 4:23 PM

neko had a meltdown in montclair.
next neko meltdown prediction location: MSG

Posted by donn | June 21, 2010 4:46 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 4:54 PM

@Rob 4:06--Neko Case was referring to her lineage, which is white trash. It's obviously in her blood or she wouldn't behave the way she does half the time. And she HAS fought people before.

@Anonymous 2:59--she was saying if she had to, she'd fight everyone in the room to defend her band. i do think she acts like a diva/bitch a little too often, which is just not cool, but i've never heard of her getting pissed off when getting pissed off wasn't justified.

FWIW, I think the New Porno's new LP sucks and Neko's last wasn't that great, so I'm not some sycophant. i just think anyone who thinks NEKO CASE was outta line here needs to gave a CD thrown at them.

Posted by Steve | June 21, 2010 4:58 PM


crosseyed sniper made a joke.

dumb analogy."

Ladies and gentlemen, Bill Hicks!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 5:00 PM

whose CD was it anyway?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 5:11 PM

haha new porno's got mini-draked

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 9:10 PM

i wish neko would fuck me up.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2010 11:19 PM

way later i read all the comments and i become depressed, anytime i read comments i become depressed, as a generation we have lost all intellectualism

Posted by uh | June 22, 2010 9:14 AM

Was there, wrote about it on my music blog. Though the video makes the audience seem lighter, man, where I was standing things were awkward.

Posted by mzamar | June 22, 2010 10:07 AM

Steven Segal Teaching Anderson Silva fighting techniques

Weird right?

Oh yeah!!!!! music! Right.

Yeah Neko can sing. She sings like a dirty fighter. I would probably punch her first if I felt threatened.

Posted by Burg | June 22, 2010 10:54 AM

Neko used to get drunk at the El Mocambo Tavern in Toronto and then show her ass to everyone. True story.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:29 PM

Neko has been acting like a jerk to her audiences for a while now. Last year she yelled at fans and just seemed like she didn't want to be onstage at all. She rushed through her sets as fast as possible.

When she toured with Jakob Dylan this spring she yelled at the audience, flipped people the bird and basically acted like an ass. Jakob had to keep motioning for her to stop and settle down. She left that tour early. I don't know if she quit or was kicked off but it left Jakob and the venues they were booked at in the lurch.

Now she has been acting obnoxious on this tour. At the Crofoot she didn't even sing her lines part of the time. Kathryn had to sing for her. At this show she threatens to pummel the audience. Not just the chick who threw the cd but the whole audience.

Neko is acting like a complete a-hole and alienating a lot of fans.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:43 PM

Neko is a great singer and artist, but there are alot of ways to get your point across without getting so angry. She is almost 40 years old, she could be mad and get her point across without having to want to fight.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 5:06 PM

She's a bitch and has always been one.

Her 15 mins are up.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 5:40 PM

Neko always pretended to be a Canadian when Bush was President. Kinda pathetic. Own up to what you are.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 5:42 PM

Who does this f-ing BITCH think she is?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 7:33 PM

Someone here order a bag of dicks?

Posted by Captain Beerfart | July 1, 2010 2:53 PM

They often mess around like that; it got cheers so they just kept going. I, for one, am happy to have a few Neko-like ladies in my life, and fro reading some of the misogynistic comments on this board, it's clear their work is not yet over...

...sigh...a women's work is never done!

Posted by QueGee | August 4, 2010 6:15 AM

you said it, QueGee. reading these comments was a fucked up reminder of how much misogyny is still out there. pms? soysalami? really???

Posted by Grapeape | August 6, 2010 12:49 PM

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