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EMA & The Blow played Brooklyn Bazaar (pics)

EMA and The Blow are on a co-headlining tour together in support of their respective new albums – EMA’s Exile in the Outer Ring and The Blow’s Brand New Abyss. That tour stopped in Brooklyn for a show at Brooklyn Bazaar with Gold Dimes on Friday (11/10).

EMA’s Erika M Anderson did a bunch of songs from the new album, including “Fire Water Air LSD,” after which she said she did her best Axl Rose impression during it. She also did a few older favorites, like “Butterfly Knife” and the especially powerful “Marked” off 2011’s Past Life Martyred Saints. For “California,” she punctuated the song’s lyrics, with questions like “what’s it like to be small-town and gay?” by touching the hands of much of the front of the audience. Their set was followed by The Blow, whose live setup has evolved to include Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne on stage together, along with analog synthesizers. Khaela is still the duo’s dominating presence, and under her lead, songs segue directly into spoken word pieces with the flair of performance art.

EMA and The Blow’s tour together continues into mid November. Check out pictures, and EMA’s setlist, in the gallery above.

photos by Amanda Hatfield

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