Review by Larissa Dalle
first of, the sidedoor is the best place to play and hear live music. it's a small intimate club which the world's nicest soundguys. my band (larissa dalle) started off the evening with the premiere of "theme song" whose chorus goes "let us depress you, that's what we're here for. give us an hour and you'll wish you've never been born." rumour has it that my mother was in the audience tell her friends that "it wasn't (her) fault." !!! it was also one of our first shows with our amazing guitarist chuck hestand. the blacks went on next. this was back when nora o'connor was still in the band singing back up and playing guitar. the blacks put on there usual bawdy and energetic show. with gina black howling and thumping the bass. danny black crooning and playing guitar. and james emmenegger pounding away on drums with his blond hair flapping in his wake. and then andrew bird's bowl of fire took the stage. here's a set list: candy shop tea & thorizine eugene dora goes to town feetlips vidalia wishing for contentment fatal flower coney island shuffle indescrete 50 pieces greenland minor stab beware after you've gone depression the band put on a stellar performance. and came back for an encore with 2 songs in spanish. one of them was "besme mucho" (sp?). which had the audience dancing away. one of my favourite songs from the set was "greenland" in which andrew called gina & nora up to sing with him. the girls added a cool andrew sisters/patty page type back-up which was beautiful. in the end, a good time was had by all!!!!
See a poster from the show!