We heard all kinds of crazy shit yesterday about shows that, let's
face it, we were all smart enough not to attend. First there was BU's
Daily Free Press -- the only media outlet that attended? -- reporting back about a very, very, very undersold kickoff of the Perez Hilton-backed IDA MARIA tour,
which resulted in the singer of that band having a Cat Power-level
meltdown midway through their first song (see above for video
evidence). According to Idolator, they dropped off the tour soon after.
there was the story that popped up on the Bridge 9 messageboard about
the latest exploits of ANAL CUNT's Seth Putnam: this time allegations that he punched a female audience member in the face.
thought there might be some people out there who were disappointed they
didn't get to see Ida Maria or Anal Cunt. After the jump: video of both
of them from recent engagements in which they neither melted down
publicly nor punched anyone in the face.
Ida Maria, "Oh My God" (live at the Paradise)
Two nights ago, Ida Maria and Glasvegas, two of the more buzzed-about acts these days, packed the Paradise Rock Club. Ida Maria was probably the more impressive of the two; though she was both charismatic and energetic, her onstage antics didn't overshadow her voice, which was strong enough to carry stretches of the performance completely on its own. Glasvegas, on the other hand, sounded good, but after their first handful of songs it all started blending together in a sea of reverb and strobe lights.
Before the show, both bands stopped by to visit with our friends at WFNX at their studio at One Financial Center to perform acoustically. After the jump, we've got video of both bands acoustic at FNX and electric at the Paradise; you can decide for yourself which you prefer.