Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/13
Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Other highlights of Ono's controlled chaos were performances of "Higa Noboru" and "Waiting for the D Train," the latter coming off as an exhibition in musical prowess. The Plastic Ono Band plowed through the surf-straddling single, with Wilco's Nels Cline and Sean Lennon trading off on solo shreds while Yoko wailed herself into oblivion. Her striking rendition of "Higa Noboru" -- accompanied only by Lennon and the careful plodding of a solemn piano -- served as a lesson in vulnerability, a scene so intense that fixating on Ono awash in light became a crucial need as she ruminated in a steady stream of English and Japanese.

After an hour-long set, Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band were joined by Earl Slick for the encore, who Lennon introduced as an old friend. "I first met this amazing guitar player when I was five!" he said before noting that Slick had joined he and Ono for the concert that paid tribute to Double Fantasy, the final release from his parents. Slick, Cline and Lennon did justice by the the effusive licks of "Don't Worry, Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)," which were helmed by John Lennon and Eric Clapton back when the song was recorded in 1969 for Ono's Fly. [Rolling Stone]

Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band (which at the moment includes Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda, mi-gu's Yuko Araki, and Invisible Familiars' Jared Samuel) played their only US show of 2013 at NYC rock club Bowery Ballroom last night (9/15) in support of the band's new album, Take Me to the Land of Hell, which comes out this week. Pictures from the show are in this post.

Check out more, along with a video and the setlist, below...

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Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Yoko Ono @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/2013

Plastic Ono Band w/ Sean Lennon at Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/13

Yoko Ono at Bowery Ballroom - 9/15/13 Setlist: (via)
Moonbeams
Cheshire Cat Cry
Rising
Waiting For The D Train
Between My Head And The Sky
Will I / Moving Mountains
There's No Goodbye Between Us
Walking on Thin Ice
Mindtrain

Encore:
Higa Noboru
It's Been Very Hard (with Earl Slick)

Encore 2:
Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow) (with Earl Slick)

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