Posted in music | pictures on July 28, 2011

photos by David Andrako, words by Zach Pollack

Anna Calvi

The Mercury Prize-nominated Anna Calvi took the stage last night (7/27) at Le Poisson Rouge in a swirling mass of fog, and began to play "Rider To The Sea," the opening track of her eponymous debut LP. Being a huge fan of the record I was nervous to see if she'd be able to pull it off live, but her headlining set exceeded my expectations. She commanded the stage with such a raw intensity as she played through most of her album in addition to an amazing rendition of Elvis' "Surrender." When she exited the stage after 10 songs, the crowd roared to get her to return. Her encore consisted of a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Joan of Arc" followed by Edith Piaff's "Jezebel."

Daniel Wayne opened the show and it was it was altogether a great night of music. Anna's full setlist and more pictures from the whole show below...

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Anna Calvi setlist
Rider To The Sea
No More Words
Blackout
I'll Be Your Man
First We Kiss
Surrender (Elvis Cover)
The Devil
Suzanne & I
Desire
Love Won't Be Leaving
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Joan of Arc (Leonard Cohen Cover)
Jezebel (Edith Piaff Cover)
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Comments (15)

awesome photos!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 4:38 PM

what is her story? Does she sound like Aimee Mann or Tori Amos? Been seeing her name a lot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 4:47 PM

a new indie queen is born !!

Posted by me | July 28, 2011 4:56 PM

Nothing to do with indie or female singer songwriters.

An artist unto herself and a musical force to be reckoned for years to come.

Posted by listentothemusic | July 28, 2011 5:09 PM

5:09 A musical force to be reckoned? 1/4 of her set is covers. It would only be appropriate to use such hyperbole when she at least has an albums worth of original material.

Posted by Dick Valensi | July 28, 2011 6:38 PM

JACK WHITE ALSO PLAYED?!?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 6:39 PM

This was an incredible show from beginning to end save for the morons yapping during the opening act. Daniel Wayne's voice is amazing, and Anna Calvi and her band were a powerhouse.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 7:55 PM

oveeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttteeeeeeeed

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:06 PM

wannabe kim gordon and pj harvey

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:08 PM

i was there...im bored with most of your music...anna calvi was fucking aces.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:33 PM

I went to see Anna Calvi, but was surprised at how much I LOVED the opening act. Daniel Wayne's voice is incredible. Great night, great music, great photos!

Posted by anonymousyo | July 29, 2011 1:50 AM

tightest band ive seen it years!

Posted by ron | July 29, 2011 2:04 AM

^^someone needs to get out more

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 7:28 AM

gelatinous and stinky

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 7:53 AM

She's like 3 foot tall (look how huge that Tele looks on her) and 6" of that is those fetish heels...

Still, it was a great set.

Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2011 11:52 AM

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