Posted in music | pictures on February 7, 2011

photos by Amanda M. Hatfield

"Managed to catch most of the Super Bowl and got to see the incredible Neko Case at the Bell House. Successful Sunday." - Joe Saturday

"Just spent 20 minutes discussing Vermont tax laws with Neko Case, Eugene Mirman and Marc Ribot." - RustySutton

Neko Case at the Bell House
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After playing the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Long Island on Saturday, Neko Case and Lost In The Trees competed with the Super Bowl (or maybe you were able to do both) and played to a sold-out Bell House in Brooklyn last night (2/6) as part of a larger tour for the pair. Neko was joined by guitar great Marc Ribot during her encore *both Neko and Marc contributed to Jakob Dylans's last album). Pictures from that show are in this post. The full setlist is also below.

The New Porno chanteuse will now take a breather, but will return to NYC to play Barnes & Noble for FREE with Michael Showalter on 2/24. Starting tomorrow (2/8), you'll be able to buy raffle tickets that might win you Neko's classic 1967 Mercury Cougar (as seen on the cover of "Middle Cyclone")...

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Neko Case & 826 National present The Cougar-Rama Muscle Car-'Splosion

We are almost ready to re-launch after a truckload of technical difficulties! We are going to begin selling raffle tickets on Tuesday, February 8. Don't worry -- the drawing has been moved up to March so there's still plenty of time to get involved. Please let us know if you have any questions and stay tuned for details!

The Cougar-Rama Muscle Car-'Splosion is upon us! Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/rock star extraordinaire Neko Case is generously giving away her classic 1967 Mercury Cougar to benefit 826 National. Ticket sales will begin shortly, and beginning on Monday, February 14, we will draw for prizes each day leading up to the car drawing on February 18. Stay tuned for a full schedule of drawings!

The car comes packed with Rand McNally guides, piles of road trip tunes, gift certificates to Chipotle, a year's supply of Tazo Tea, and other goodies.

And because any good Cougar-Rama Muscle Car-'Splosion demands extravagance, there are heaps of other fantastic prizes to be won, including:
* A drum head signed by The New Pornographers
* Neko Case's limited-edition 1966 Gretsch Silver Duke guitar
* A Gibson guitar signed by members of the Speaking Clock Revue including Elton John and Elvis Costello
* A Carr Amplifier
* Dinner for 10 from Chipotle
* A collection of vinyl from SubPop including LPS from Fleet Foxes, Thee Oh Sees, The Vaselines
* An Adidas prize pack
* ... and more!

Tickets are $45 each, and they get cheaper the more you buy: 2 tickets for $75, 3 for $100, etc. For more details and to buy tickets, head over to www.nekocase.com/auction. Neko also designed t-shirts for 826 that are being sold in conjunction with the Muscle Car-'Splosion in 826 chapter storefronts across the country and online at www.826national.org/store.

A video with more details is below.

Meanwhile, Lost In The Trees have a trio of dates left on their docket, including their show at Mercury Lounge TONIGHT (2/7). All three are listed below. Tickets for Mercury Lounge are still available.

More pictures from the Bell House, including a shot of Neko Case's setlist, a video from the show, and a video about the car, below..

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LOST IN THE TREES - 2011 TOUR DATES
Monday, February 7, 2011 New York, NY US Mercury Lounge
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Newark, DE US Mojo Main
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Washington, DC US Black Cat

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Comments (35)

The Jacob Dylan album is really terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 12:53 PM

i heard somewhere that neko case does not bathe and smells real bad. is this true?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 1:22 PM

and again i find myself amazed from the dumb twitts.

Posted by me | February 7, 2011 1:28 PM

As noted in the other Neko Case post:
It seems we don't respect women (as performers or people) if we don't find them attractive.
Huh.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:01 PM

@2:01 FALSE!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:07 PM

how does a photographer find interest in shooting Neko's foot, a lunch pail or table with a beer can on... of course the merch table shots are money!

Posted by I could shoot better pics | February 7, 2011 2:08 PM

2:01, there are plenty of hideous women that we respect here. And we also make fun of any male performers that happen to be fat or physically deformed.

All will be mocked, no one is left out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:17 PM

2:08, you aren't worthy to clean Amanda's camera lens, so stfu.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:17 PM

Who needs a Neko Case belt buckle?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:21 PM

i'd love to see 2:08's portfolio. bet those iPhone shots are killer, dude

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:23 PM

She ain't no lead singer of the Ting Tings, that's for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:24 PM

once i realized that it's not an animal she's giving away, i lost interest.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:33 PM

I have to agree, the Neko photos are somewhat meh. Though in fairness, while the sound at the bell house is usually top-notch, the lighting is often terrible for photos.
I do like the shots of Lost in Trees though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:38 PM

2.17 Amanda should consider leaving her lenses dirty

Posted by my iphone photos well exceed this set | February 7, 2011 2:45 PM

Usually hippies and folk singers are very pretty and handsome when they're younger, but then a point comes where their faces start to look like catcher's mitts and aged 10 years within just a few. It happened to Bob Dylan, it happened to Conor Oberst, it happend to Gillian Welch, it's apparently happening to Neko. Maybe it's the reefer, the natural, organic, vegan dieting which actually deprives the body of real nutrients or a combo of all of them, but let this be a lesson to everyone: Earthy crunchy people don't age well.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:46 PM

Um, right. If she were eating meat, she'd be 50 pounds heavier and have heart disease. I think I'd rather be a little aged than dead.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:59 PM

Yes, because everyone that eats meat is overweight and has heart disease. Why don't you go out to Cali and eat some alfalfa sprouts...

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:02 PM

Neko is starting to look like Joe Torre.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:12 PM

The Bell House uses a lot of LED lighting, which really sucks for digital cameras...but keep on hatin'.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:30 PM

I'm usually a fan of the sound at the Bell House, but last night's show kinda blew. Lots of feedback issues, and the levels were all kinds of off.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:32 PM

zzzzzzzzzz

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:38 PM

Why is it that if someone doesn't like the photos, they're "hatin'"? It's a preference. I don't think my previous comment (2:38) had any hatin' going on. I thought the pics of the opening band were good, and the pics of Neko were not as good. To me, the framing/composition wasn't as good in the Neko set. How can a preference be wrong or right?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:39 PM

I only commented on the poorly composed shots. Seriously who thinks a shot of a foot is noteworthy; let alone a lunch bag or a beer can or the two people coming in from outside? The other shots are ok. However now that I think of it... if the lighting is poor convert the digital color images to B/W... color concert shots generally suck anyway

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:43 PM

Nutritionists be trolling, it would seem.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:49 PM

everyone stfu

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:53 PM

3.53 ustfu

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 4:02 PM

Neko Case smells really, really bad. Swear to God. Not making this up!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 4:12 PM

Looka ruff brah! Woof!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 4:53 PM

Top notch comments here guys, as per the usual! I mean, it's great that you have an opinion of how she smells or looks, or how good the photos are, but if you think anyone other than your mom gives two shits you're probably mistaken. Troll on, fuckers!

Posted by metasin | February 7, 2011 7:17 PM

I think there's a big difference between photo critique/smell opinions. But there must be a lot of mom's on here, because there are quite a few opinions being refuted. Nice try though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 8:43 PM

my mom likes hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 1:33 AM

Hummus has a very good nutritional profile.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 2:55 AM

7.17 isn't this a blog which highlights, crtiques and reviews concerts from those who attended by words and photos? Why is it a surprise to you that the viewers of this content may comment on their likes and dislikes of such material?

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2011 8:51 AM

i was front row center and i didnt smell anything negative coming off of neko.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2011 11:55 PM

@2:46

wait, Neko's a hippy??? Since when?

Posted by geebs | February 13, 2011 12:30 PM

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