Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Orpheum, Boston, 3-24-2012
The Pogues – Poor Paddy
OH: "Nick Cave is my second favorite Australian."
— Jacob Appelbaum (@ioerror) March 25, 2013
That was a Plate o' Shrimp, as it was on top of my feed as I was uploading tonight's photos.
It's too late for me to think and write well, so this is the Short Version today. This is the third time we've seen Nick Cave, and I have to say it was definitely his best sounding show. Not to say that he ever sounds bad, but he was off the wall tonight. Even he said it's the first time in a while he did Red Right Hand in tune, and The Weeping Song was dead on accurate.
Just to think that only four years ago I never thought I'd ever get to see him, and here we are three shows in, and excellent every time. Cave is full-on constant energy from start to finish all the time, these are consistently among my favorite shows, and I'm very glad I finally was in a position to take some photos.
Sharon Van Etten opened, and she was great. Reminded me of Hope Sandoval a lot, or Beth Orton, Juliana Hatfield maybe? Anyway she was good, go buy her record.
I hope that whoever lost the iPhone I handed in gets it back quickly. People really need to PIN lock this shit, I'm constantly surprised by those who don't.
Sampling of photos from the Flickr set:
Sharon Van Etten opened: