Posted in music | pictures on December 7, 2010

photos by Chris La Putt

"Saw a very briefly reunited Cibo Matto play "Birthday Cake". #my1999dreamcometrue #soooooawesome" - St. Vincent

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto fans (like Chris) may have been a bit disappointed at Le Poisson Rouge last night (12/6). That's because the semi-reunited group only played four songs at the show which was billed as "Yuka & Miho cover Cibo Matto". Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori were backed by Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Dougie Bowne, Doug Wieselman and Steven Bernstein (who also played the Bob Dylan event at the same venue one night earlier). After the four songs, a cake was brought out for Yuka who was celebrating her 50th birthday.

The show opened with a 15 minute noisy Nels Cline solo set followed by the Cibo Matto set, followed by a break before Floored by Four took the stage. As you know, Floored by Four is Mike Watt, Dougie Bowne, Yuka Honda, and Nels Cline. (there was more jamming after that - as Nels advertised there would be to the end the night - but Chris took off before the end).

The show was unofficially part of Wilco Week here in NYC which also saw Mikael Jorgensen playing with Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's last night while Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt and Pat Sansone were not far away in Tarrytown (Jeff, John and Pat played a variety of NYC and Hoboken shows on the three nights prior).

Doug Wieselman plays again tonight, 12/7, at the Stone.

More pictures from the LPR show, two videos and the Cibo Matto setlist below...

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Nels Cline

Nels Cline

Nels Cline

Nels Cline

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto

Doveman

Cibo Matto

Miho Hatori

Cibo Matto

Doug Wieselman and Steven Bernstein

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto

Floored by the Floor - Yuka Honda, Mike Watt, Nels Cline, and Dougie Bowne

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor

Floored by the Floor


Cibo Matto - Sugar Water (Live) - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
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Cibo Matto - Birthday Cake (Live) Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
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Cibo Matto setlist
Águas de Março
Le Pain Perdu
Sugar Water
Birthday Cake

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Comments (18)

"we're not sure if there was more jamming after that because Chris took off before the end of their set"

huh? great "recap", what's the point.

Posted by dan | December 7, 2010 11:37 AM

"huh? great "recap", what's the point."

huh? great "comment", what's the point

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 11:46 AM

Floored by Four should rename themselves Tortured by Four

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 11:51 AM

I went mainly to see Floored by Four, but I was still bummed by the brevity of Cibo Matto's set. That having been said, the open jam at the end of the night was undoubtedly the highlight (and would have yielded the best photographs).

Disappointed or not, this is poor reportage.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 12:11 PM

i liked the floored by four set, but i think nels cline overdominates. should be nels cline & friends. yuka honda in particular faded into the background of nels wailing on his guitar and playing with his mountain of effects pedals.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 12:19 PM

"the open jam at the end of the night was undoubtedly the highlight"

Highlight or not, this is a poor description of the end of the night

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 12:23 PM

clearly, the pics suck and don't describe a jam session nor a japanese woman celebrating happening. yeah, those videos don't really show it. guess i'll find my reportage elsewhere. THE WORLD WILL NEVER KNOW NOW.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 12:35 PM

^ birthday between celebrating and happening

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 12:36 PM

Does anyone know what that red thing that Nels Kline screamed through to make his strings vibrate is called?

Posted by Jim Testa | December 7, 2010 1:04 PM

Interesting set; couldn't stay for the jams but sounds like I missed out. CM set was great - hopefully this will spark some more one off shows.

Audio (192kbps MP3) of Cibo Matto set here:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/uauuu5

Hit me up if you want the original wav files.

Posted by Alex | December 7, 2010 1:58 PM

"clearly, the pics suck"

idiot

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 2:22 PM

while I enjoyed the short set from Cibo Matto we were disappointed in the length of the set and that they did nothing from "Stereo Type A"

The jam sounded great although we only stayed for the first song.

floored by four-I agree with 12:19 comment

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 3:08 PM

the two-set long jam was the best part of the night!!! does anyone perchance know the name of the metal-ish song they played? i think it was the second part of the first jam-set.

fantastic night of music.

Posted by j | December 7, 2010 3:20 PM

hey 3:20 did Miho comeback at all and sing during the jam sessions?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 4:14 PM

>> does anyone perchance know the name of the metal-ish song they played? i think it was the second part of the first jam-set.>hey 3:20 did Miho comeback at all and sing during the jam sessions?<<

Yes, during the second jam-set.

Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2010 9:25 PM

>>does anyone perchance know the name of the metal-ish song they played? <<
Something in my previous answer got cut because of how I wrote html I think, so here's the answer to the first question again.
not sure about that, but the first part of the first jam-set was "Black Satin" by Miles Davis, or something pretty close to it, with Cline playing bass. Yuka played bass on a few songs too.

Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2010 9:29 PM

yeah, the miles was fantastic -- nels making trumpet noises into the mic! they riffed on something that sounded very mahavishnu-ish at one point too.

Posted by jay Atkins | December 8, 2010 1:29 AM

Amazing night of music. Floored by Four were great, you need to relax and open up those minds. One of many highlights was the "lowrider" jam. Unbelievable musicians!

Posted by Joe | January 7, 2011 12:10 PM

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