She & Him @ Great American Music Hall (Noise Pop) -pics
photos by Ryan Muir
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We're skipping ahead for a second. We already know what Ryan did on his first night in San Francisco. Here's how he spent his last.....
The 2008 Noise Pop Festival came to an end in San Francisco last night (March 2, 2008) with what was arguably the biggest (or at least most newsworthy) event of the four days: the live debut of She & Him which is also known as the new musical project of M Ward & actress Zooey Deschanel.
Their set included what must be most of their originals, plus a few covers, like Smokey's "You Really got a Hold on Me" and Sam Cooke's "Bring it Back Home" (give those a listen). (Another really solid cover was I Put a Spell on You which closed out their encore.) Those, in fact, along with a gorgeous piano song (the first piano number they played; the title, I don't know) were the highlights of the set. The musicianship was good and Zooey's voice is great. The songwriting is pretty decent-some engaging lyrics and melodies. [ipickmynose]
Ryan liked it too. More on that and many more pictures below....