Jarvis Cocker played P4K (pics), in NYC tonight & tomorrow
photos by Elizabeth Weinberg
Lessons in how to win over a crowd start now. Hope the guys in Vampire Weekend were in the wings taking notes. Jarvis Cocker is so skinny, his glasses so large, he's practically a caricature of himself. Yet he commands the stage like a pro, a veteran of countless European festivals dating back to his days in Brit-pop giants Pulp. He jumps from glam-rock audacity to blue-eyed-soul sincerity, and sells each song to the far corners of the park. Cocker's no hack. His songs brim with clever wordplay, devastating humor and honesty, and supersized hooks. But he never assumes his audience is just along for the ride. [Chicago Tribune]
That review, and these pictures, are from Jarvis's performance Saturday (July 19, 2008) at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Moving on, Jarvis is now in NYC to play two more American shows. The first is tonight (July 21) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The next is Tuesday at the much larger Terminal 5. Tickets are still available for the latter. More pics below...