Posted in music | pictures on September 23, 2012

photos by Ryan Barkan

Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum at Brooklyn Bowl - 9/20/12
Maya Rudolph

"I kind of feel like going to bed," Maya Rudolph deadpanned midway through her rendition of Prince's "Controversy" at Brooklyn Bowl [Thursday] night. "Oh well, I guess I'll stay up and DANCE MY FUCKING ASS OFF!" Between her zealous delivery and a look on her face that could melt a little red corvette -- not to mention a swag costume (steel-studded trench coat, three-inch heels, single black lace glove -- she seemed to be doing one of the impressions that made her a breakout star on Saturday Night Live. As it turns out, she was singing alongside jazz singer-songwriter (and college friend) Gretchen Lieberum and backed by the Roots on a full night of the best Prince karaoke in history. [SPIN]
Saturday Night Live regular Maya Rudolph teamed up with Gretchen Lieberum and The Roots as "Princess" to perform a set entirely comprise of Prince covers at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday (9/20). They played a number of Prince classics from throughout his career including "Dirty Mind," "Let's Work," "Purple Rain," and others. The full setlist is below. Pictures and videos from that show (including opener Nicki Bluhm) are also in this post.

Maya and The Roots also performed Prince's "Darling Nikki" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (for which the Roots are the house band) the night before the show (9/19) as well. A video of that can be watched over at Gawker. As speculated, Maya also joined The Roots at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester the next night (9/21) which was one night before the Roots played ATP which concludes over at Pier 36 today (9/23).

More pictures, videos and the setlist from the Brooklyn Bowl show are below...

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Maya Rudolph & The Roots - "Purple Rain" at Brooklyn Bowl - 9/20/12

Maya Rudolph & The Roots - "Darling Nikki" at Brooklyn Bowl - 9/20/12

Maya Rudolph & The Roots - "Lady Cab Driver" at Brooklyn Bowl - 9/20/12

"Princess" at Brooklyn Bowl - 9/20/12 Setlist:
"17 Days"
"Controversy"
"Dirty Mind"
"When You Were Mine"
"The Beautiful Ones"
"Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)"
"Let's Work"
"Lady Cab Driver"
"Head"/"Irresistible Bitch"
"Darling Nikki"
"Purple Rain"

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Comments (17)

wheres the tuba player

Posted by mark ronson | September 23, 2012 2:22 PM

the band was incredible but please stop fawning all over this

overall it was a B+

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 3:26 PM

She is fat now

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 3:33 PM

Of course she is fat now. PT Anderson keeps dumping his jizz in her and popping out kids.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 5:21 PM

PT Anderson the guy on CNN???? I thought he was gay

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:48 PM

Maya is related to Lenny Kravitz (same mother). And they both share the same level of talent (not too much).

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:59 PM

You are a fucking idiot 7:59. They most certainly do not have the same mothers. Maya's was Minnie Ripperton. Lenny's was Roxie Roker.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 8:52 PM

8:52 got trolled. Amateur.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 9:18 PM

9:18 is clearly 7:59 trying to save face after being made to look like the idiot he is. Nice try dummy

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 9:32 PM

6:59 is me, an innocent bystander who has no claim in this argument.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 9:59 PM

852 got trolled. Hard.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 10:45 PM

she's got some enormous tits.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 12:47 AM

7:59/9:18 was still butt hurt at 10:45 to make that comment. Sorry moron, still isn't working.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 12:55 AM

There's a picture of me holding my own hand up there. Wait, no, that's a couple of dames.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 3:07 AM

Check out more videos of this show from THE BROOKLYN GLUTTON.

http://brooklynglutton.com/post/31985270015/princess-rocks-the-bowl

Posted by BrooklynGlutton | September 28, 2012 12:22 PM

I love to dance.

Posted by mike | July 17, 2013 3:24 PM

very pretty ladies.

Posted by mike | July 17, 2013 3:30 PM

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