An Evening of Singin' & Dancin'

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Jason and I had the pleasure of seeing She & Him tonight at the Moody Theater downtown, and boy, oh boy, did I have a good old fashioned blast singing along, rocking my hips and tapping my toes!  This duo (along with four other fantastic musicians and two lovely back-up vocalists) really know how to put on a fun show.  Jason isn't as into their music as I am, but he was good sport by my crazy side.  Surely you've all heard at least one song by She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward), but, if you haven't, I would personally describe their sound as the indie, new-age version of Patsy Cline or Tammy Wynette at a luau.  Most of their songs have a vintage feel, and some even have a tropical, surf-y feel because of Zooey's ukulele and Matt's subtle, short guitar strums.

The set list for tonight's show was really great.  They played some old favorites - "Sweet Darlin'", "Thieves", "You Really Got a Hold on Me"and "I Was Made For You."  They also played some new favorites - "Never Wanted Your Love", "Together", "Baby" and "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me."  And of course some irreplaceable covers - "Rave On", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Stars Fell On Alabama" and "I Put A Spell On You."

I didn't get to take any pictures tonight at the show because the venue staff were being oddly restrictive about the use of photography - even camera phones!  However, I did see She & Him a few years ago at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, CA, so I'll share a couple of pictures from that with you.

1 comment:

  1. Jealous! They seem like they'd be a lot of fun to see live!


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