The show preview nailed it. It was Ladies Night at The Mohawk. Magnetic, charming, engaging and technical, playing solo or as the front person – the women on stage controlled the night.
Chairlift was in town for SxSW and played a heavy schedule. Would there be local fatigue? Would their set create a better, more unique experience for the fans? The set up bands, Bell and Nite Jewel, certainly gave good reason to get out and about early and leave some money at the door.
Carry through for more show notes and plenty of pics.
||Tuesday, April 17th
||$12 @ the Door
Sometimes we don’t do our best to cover all the incredible female voices out there in indie rock these days, but that being said, tonight’s show at Mohawk is going to feature some of the best voices of that ilk. The headliner Chairlift has been a huge success since they first appeared on iPod commercials, but their sound goes a lot deeper than what you’d expect. Ramona Gonzalez on the other hand is the woman behind Nite Jewel, and her recent album One Second Love has made a huge impact on the Internet, so expect her to wow the crowd as well. Another female artist, Bell, will be opening the evening for us all, so if you’re looking for the musical genius on the female side of things, you know where to be!
Download:Chairlift – Sidewalk Safari [MP3]
Here’s a new track from Nite Jewel and her album Good Evening. It’s got a dark 80s wash all over it, as if it was produced strictly for one of those secret clubs you can only enter by the back door. If you like what you hear, keep your eyes and ears posted, as she’ll be all over town singing her heart out at SXSW.
Download: Nite Jewel – Weak for Me [MP3]