Posted in music | pictures on August 9, 2010

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Holly Miranda

The Most Cake: So, just before we sat down, we were talking about our mutual love for the band Fucked Up. How likely are we to see you moshing to them this evening [at the Truck Festival]?

Holly: Not likely, not after last time. I got punched square in the nose, right here (Holly points at her nose), and then had to go on tour right afterwards with Tegan and Sara, and then every time I would touch my nose they made fun of me. I mean, I punched the guy back and we just kept going. It was fair game. But I think I'll probably stay away from the mosh pit tonight.

The Most Cake: With the T+S tour, I imagine you got to witness that crazy kind of fame those girls have. They seem to have a very fanatical following. Does it scare you, the more intrusive side of that...all the YouTube bitchiness?

Holly: That's not something i've had to deal with much so far. But I have friends who have to deal with it on a constant level. I don't know...it doesn't look like a lot of fun, basically *laughs*. It looks like it kinda sucks. I think it's the anonymous, crazy online comments and messages and that kind of shit that's really soulless to me. It doesn't really have anything to do with the music anymore, or the person who's receiving it. It's just kind of about getting really intensely involved in their lives. I don't know; it baffles me a little.

The Most Cake: If everyone's listening to Holly Miranda...who is Holly Miranda listening to?

Holly: Well I'm always listening to Otis...I'm always listening to old soul. But lately I've really been into Little Dragon; I like her a lot. I saw her in December in LA play a show at the El Rey which was awesome. I like the new Yeasayer record, thought I haven't gotten to see them live. This band we were on tour with on the east coast, called Braids, from Montreal; they're incredible. Umm. Who else? Oh, Dave Sitek? The guy from TV on the Radio who produced my album? He has a solo work coming out under the name Maximum Balloon that is epic. He did all the music and then had a different singer coming in, so there's Karen O, David Byrne, Katrina Ford, the chick from Little Dragon, I did a song, Ambrosia Parsley from Shivaree. It's really really good.

Like the Antlers and Nicole Atkins before her, Holly Miranda was paired with wine for a "Vivo in Vino" show in the East Village on Sunday night (August 8th) (Holly played Prospect Park with Metric three days earlier). Her set, as Kyle points out below, was "comprised almost entirely of covers. she played covers by: the smiths, leonard cohen, jealous girlfriends, johnny cash, lauryn hill (ex factor sing-a-long), and some others that are slipping my mind. also played "waves". i think she did about 8 or 9 in total, but wasn't really counting. stunning show."

The full setlist and more pictures from the intimate event below...

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Setlist
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Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Waves
I'm Your Man
Secret Identity
Glass, Concrete, & Stone
I'd Rather Be Blind
I'm on Fire
God Damn the Sun
Ex-Factor

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Comments (24)

TEEEEEEEEEEEEETERRRRRRRRRRRRRRr

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 3:32 PM

Nice interview, but what does it have to do with the show she did last night? How about some details about last night.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 3:37 PM

last night holly played a set comprised almost entirely of covers. she played covers by: the smiths, leonard cohen, jealous girlfriends, johnny cash, lauryn hill (ex factor sing-a-long), and some others that are slipping my mind. also played "waves". i think she did about 8 or 9 in total, but wasn't really counting. stunning show, though.

Posted by kyle dean reinford | August 9, 2010 3:42 PM

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Waves
I'm Your Man
Secret Identity
Glass, Concrete, & Stone

I'd Rather Be Blind
I'm on Fire
God Damn the Sun
Ex-Factor

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 3:44 PM

The vocals sounded great in that space, definitely.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 3:45 PM

Lover, You Should Have Come Over was right before Ex-Factor

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 3:45 PM

She killed Ex-Factor

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 3:45 PM

Earlier in the day she also played up in Phonecia, NY at 1 PM http://www.mysteryspotvintage.com/blog/ so, she ended up putting in a nice Sunday's work.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 4:00 PM

Saw her open the Metric show with the beyond awful Joan as Police Woman. she was alright actually.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 4:05 PM

I heard the afrerparty was on some dude's rooftop with lots of wine and hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 4:08 PM

I love Holly. She has an amazing voice and is so beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 4:10 PM

Yeah, "Lover, You Should Have Come Over" was definitely in between Swans and Lauryn Hill.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 4:50 PM

I told my closest friends that if I ever uttered the phrase "I know this great little wine bar..." to have me euthanized immediately.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 5:00 PM

how well do wine and hummus pair anyway?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 5:13 PM

Holly Miranda and wine make the perfect match. Looks like a great event and love the intimate enviroment.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 5:29 PM


I heard the after party was on some dude's rooftop with lots of wine and hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 4:08 PM

Yes it was. She played for three hours doing Merle Haggard covers. The hummus flowed till the wee hours. It kinda got thrown off when some old lady dumped boxed wine in the community hummus so everyone sighed and left.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 12:59 AM

You know music ,the best smelling, the best flowers, give the gift of God. http://www.efox-shop.com

Posted by Tablet PC | August 10, 2010 2:09 AM

I'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 2:12 AM

Thanks Tablet PC guy. You smell like flowers and Cabernet.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 2:37 AM

Hey it's Keith from In Vino!

It was a wonderful night. Thanks all for coming out! Look forward to doing it again. Stay tuned for the next event:

www.vivoinvino.com

I am not sure what this hummus thing is all about. My business partner has a roof deck and we all went up there after the show to drink more wine and watch the Manhattan skyline. It was great. Holly chilled with us and we just finished the Bear Flag bottles and shot the shit.

There was no hummus. If it is a sarcastic joke I'm not even sure what it means.

See you on at the next show!

Posted by East Village Wine Geek | August 10, 2010 9:32 AM

absolutely classic @ 9:32.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 9:48 AM

"I am not sure what this hummus thing is all about. "

Don't worry Keith, none of us do. Wine and good music is a language we can all understand, so thanks for bringing us both.

Speaking of jokes, I think Holly commented that alcohol could account for about 1/3 of the creative process. I think it leads to better live sing-a-longs at the very least.

Posted by Goodie Goodie Gumdrop Boy | August 10, 2010 9:48 AM

Keith, you don't read the BV comments often, do you?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 11:10 AM

I read the comments all the time. Usually for the occasional hummus recipe.

Posted by Keith | August 14, 2010 1:54 AM

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