Karen O
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Karen O is celebrating the release of her great new (but not actually new) solo record Crush Songs with a series of intimate shows that began last night at Sleep No More venue McKittrick Hotel's Manderly Bar (the venue that previously housed Twilo and Sound Factory). She returns to that venue for the next two nights before playing a single show at Le Poisson Rouge and then heading to LA to play some more. Pictures from the first night, including one of the setlist, are in this post.

The small room was filled with smoke when people entered the partially seated gig around 11pm. Karen was accompanied by an all star band comprising of LA's Moses Sumney (who also performed his own song) and NYC's Holly Miranda. Her Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmate Nick Zinner played on a few of the songs too. Russel Simins (of Blues Explosion), who drummed for Karen and Nick at MoMA, was there on the side playing tambourine for a song. The lo-fi Crush songs sounded great filled out with the additional instruments.

Everyone got a poster as they left. You can see that poster and the setlist among the rest of the pictures, along with a stream of the whole new album, below...

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Karen O -- 2014 Tour Dates
September 10 New York, NY Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel
September 11 New York, NY Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel
September 12 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
September 17 Los Angeles, CA The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
September 18 Los Angeles, CA The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
September 19 Los Angeles, CA The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
September 22 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
October 4 London, UK Bush Hall
October 5 London, UK Bush Hall
October 7 Berlin, Germany Heimathafen