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More on Evelyn Evelyn May 28, 2010

So I had to go back yesterday for the final day of Evelyn Evelyn at Largo at the Coronet and it was fabulous. More subdued performances by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley than the night before, but their duet on Jason Webley’s Icarus was just as fucking amazing as it was the night before. I could listen to that song forever and I will be the first in line to buy that track if they record it. Also, Sxip Shirey was everywhere. He was mingling with the crowd pretty much every time people weren’t performing and I stalked around creepily, watching his hair bob through the throngs of people and wishing I could figure out a way to say that I love how he looks like a man possessed when he starts his songs with hissing bug sounds. Oh well, next time.

I was all corsetted out (because I could be), and apparently my party had to make room as we were leaving for the break for the large group of people who were poking my corset as I walked out. I had no idea until they told me, lol. It’s like trying to poke someone through a steel wall.

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And I don’t know if you can see if but I still have a wicked bruise going on there. Thanks James, you douche. It’s okay; he’s too cool to read this so I’ll just have to call him a douche to his face later.

It must just be because it was the last night, but the line to get in was insane. While we were waiting, the girl in front of us pointed out that Amanda Palmer had tagged the electric box. I love her because she is so fabulous.
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So I say again, if Evelyn Evelyn still has your city to get to, go out and see them. The show is absolutely, 100% great. I’m talking at you, Minneapolis! That’s where they’re headed next.

 

Evelyn Evelyn May 27, 2010

So I’m sitting in the car on the way home from the Evelyn Evelyn concert. It was so fucking awesome. I wanted to note that they will be performing at Largo at the Coronet in L.A. tomorrow/today (the 27th) if any of the four people who read this blog happen to be in the area. I’m definitely telling you to get your ass down there because it was an amazing show.

The show kicked off with Sxip (pronounced Skip) Shirey, the “manager” of Evelyn Evelyn, doing some crazy improvised music with a megaphone and bells and a marble in a bowl. I know, I know, but it was crazy awesome and I bought his CD Sonic New York at the show because I needed more. He has a great, unique sound and I’m glad that seeing something already so good only brought more good things!

Then it went into Evelyn Evelyn, the conjoined twins played by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley. They were in character the entire time being awkward and hilarious, and told their life story with a puppet show by Sxip.

After their completely and utterly great show, there was a break and when we came back, Jason Webley was out of the two-person dress and ready to rile up the audience with a series of interactive songs played on his monster accordion.

And finally, it was Amanda Palmer’s turn to shine with her candid audience conversations and a plethora of old and new songs.

The whole thing ended with a song called Electric Blanket, written and performed by Amanda and Jason with some bell back-up from Sxip, but touted as a Simon and Garfunkel cover. Then it re-ended several more times, each time greater than the last, culminating in Jason Webley getting the audience “drunk” by making us spin in circles before very loudly singing his Drinking Song.

I haven’t been to many concerts, but this one was, without question, the best I’ve ever been to. There isn’t much word out on Evelyn Evelyn so if you can get out to see them, their concerts are cheap and intimate and well worth the money.