I heart this venue. I love this venue so much that I might learn the names of the Jonas Brothers if it means a few more nights of music there this summer.
Juliette started the night full of energy and taunts of the crowd " to get of your blankets and stand up... you aren't watching TV".
Anyone who wears knee pads, a feather cape, and white gloves on stage has my vote for president...of something.
Cat Power followed with her usual "play me while you are making nice" breathy voice but lacked the stage presence of Juliette. She sounds incredible but still struggles to involve the crowd in the same way.
Then Chrissy Hynde emerged. It was kind of like if you were to bump into Mathew McConaughey running with his t-shirt on for once...you're not quite sure what to expect...but she proved she is no Pretender when it comes to being captivating.
Known just as well for her activism as her rock antics, Hynde left the crowd buzzing and me unable to figure out their best song today.
photos by Graham Cook