Perfume Genius @ Lamberts on 3/27
Playing with a small bandage on his forehead (attributed to a fall at a previous show), Zac Pennington and Parenthetical Girls opened the night at Lamberts, and talked a little bit about getting scolded for parts of their last performance in Austin at The Parish. There was a lot of animation during the set, including walks through the audience, but the previously mentioned scolding, not to mention the bandage, seemed to limit the amount of climbing and antics we've seen at previous performances. After many upbeat songs Zac warned the audience it was time to make them sad, and used every inch of the microphone cord to end the set with a very solemn "Stolen Children" while kneeling outside of the front door.
Matador's Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) took the stage a little after 11, hit a technical snag early (getting feedback during "Simple Song", which even incomplete moved an audience member to tears), and performed for more than an hour to a full house. While he didn't always seem fully comfortable between songs, during them he often appeared to find his center and connected well to the many crowding closely around Lamberts' very intimate stage.
Perfume Genius also performed earlier the same day at End of an Ear, and is on tour now. More pictures from Lamberts below....