Clare & the Reasons touring, played NYC w/ Nouvelle Vague – pics & 2010 dates (some w/ Van Dyke Parks)
photos by Chris La Putt
"Nouvelle Vague show, Webster Hall. French bossanova pop. Wasn't too sure coming in, so far, very impressed. (Hot singers too.)" - Scott Bleicher
Nouvelle Vague @ Webster Hall
Saw Nouvelle Vague at Webster Hall in NYC last night.
It was good, rather than great (they seem to rotate the vocalists - this pair were the least good of the three pairing we've seen . . . at the last gig at Irving Place in NYC last year one of the singers climbed the scaffolding to the balcony, almost got ejected, and then spat a mouthful of warm beer all over me). [Less, But Better]
Though special guests were promised, Chris doesn't recall seeing any at Saturday night's Nouvelle Vague show (1/23) at Webster Hall in NYC. The French group's new album of new wave bossa nova covers does feature help from Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ian McCullough (Echo and The Bunnymen), Barry Adamson (Magazine), Terry Hall (The Specials), Samy Birnbach (Minimal Comact) and Chris Bailey (The Saints) though.
Opener Clare & The Reasons, who is currently donating profits from their albums sold to Haiti, will continue on tour with Nouvelle Vague for a few days and then they play West Coast shows with Van Dyke Parks...
The legendary musical genius will be playing some rare (as rare as a good baguette in a small US city) concerts of his very own songs - not anyone else's - his masterpieces. I'm assuming you will want to come to these shows, I know we would - wait, we are!
Some Reasons will be joining Van Dyke on stage. [Frog Stand Records]
All tour dates and more pictures from Webster Hall below....
Clare and the Reasons
Clare & The Reasons - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 24 - Somerville Theater~With Nouvelle Vague Somerville/BOSTON, Massachusetts
Jan 26 - L'ASTRAL~With Nouvelle Vague Montreal, Quebec
Jan 27 - The Opera House~With Nouvelle Vague Toronto, Ontario
Jan 28 - The Crofoot Ballroom~With Nouvelle Vague Detroit (Pontiac), Michigan
Jan 29 - Lincoln Hall~With Nouvelle Vague Chicago, Illinois
Feb 7 - NPR~Mountain Stage Radio Show Culture Center Theater Charleston, West Virginia
Feb 9 - Triple Door~ With Van Dyke Parks Seattle, Washington
Feb 10 - Mississippi Studios~ With Van Dyke Parks Portland, Oregon
Feb 12 - Swedish American Hall~ With Van Dyke Parks SAN FRANCISCO, California
Feb 14 - McCabes~ With Van Dyke Parks Santa Monica (Los Angeles), California
Feb 20 - 9:30 Club~With Nouvelle Vague Washington, Washington DC
Mar 11 - Austria Vienna, Wien
Mar 13 - Switzerland Lausanne
Mar 16 - Le Pannonica with Ane Brun Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Mar 17 - Château Palmer CENON, Aquitaine
Mar 19 - Cafe de la Danse Paris, Ile-de-France
Mar 20 - La Boite à Musiques WATTRELOS, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Mar 21 - Botanique (Rotonde) Bruxelles, Brussels-capital
Mar 23 - Amsterdam Amsterdam
Mar 24 - LONDON LONDON, London and South East
Apr 4 - Russia St Petersburg
Apr 5 - Moscow TBA Moscow