photos by PSquared Photography

Kate Nash @ Bowery Ballroom, 3/27/2013
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Girl Talk is her first album on the great UK indie label, Fortuna Pop, after two albums with Geffen/Fiction. Thus, she can do a more rocking sound without having to deal with record execs thinking about demographics. When she talked about her song inspired by Pussy Riot, "Free My Pussy", she stated that the song is more about being a general oppression from friends, family, ex-boyfriends and record excutives.

The new album has a few choice cuts that draw inspiration from Bikini Kill, The Slits and any number of the female-fronted punk bands. You got the B-movies, motorcycle gang riffs on Death Proof, All Talk, Cherry Pickin and Sister. All Talk and Death Proof were cracking live, with Kate belting out the rock vocals and slamming on her bass. As you can see on the setlist, she played a few fan favorites where everyone can sing along -- from the young girls to the creepy old guys (present company included). It's great that after three albums she's got a great body of work to choose from for her setlists. - [MusicSnobbery @ Philly show]

Kate Nash played her first of three shows in NYC last night (3/26) at Bowery Ballroom which ended with Kate singing in the crowd amongst some clearly adoring fans. Kate plays tonight (3/27) at the tiny Studio @ Webster Hall which is being streamed live on MTV.com at 8:30 PM EDT. Tickets are still available.

Kate will then play NYC again tomorrow (3/28) at Music Hall of Williamsburg (sold out). More pics from Bowery Ballroom, including ones of openers Supercute!, are below.

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