If you know me at all, it's not a secret that I am obSESSED with Neko Case. Not in a creepy way, but in a I really, really love her music way and it's high time I wrote about it on this thing. You can read about the obSESSION origination and my review of Middle Cyclone, her last release, on the fabulous One Kind Radio.
- Champaign - The High Dive - 2005
- New York - Webster Hall - 2006
- Vancouver - Centre for the Performing Arts -2006
- Chicago - Park West - 2007
- Chicago - Hideout Block Party - 2008
- Chicago - The Chicago Theater - 2009
- Chicago - Pitchfork Music Festival - 2011
I should also note that my oldest BFF bought me a Kathleen Judge screen print signed by Judge and Neko from her 2006 tour that is matted and framed and hanging in my office/spare bedroom. I love my friends. In a tribute to Neko, and in an attempt to convert more people to go to shows with me, I bring you the best from each album complete with style recommendations. I think she has a little something for everyone.
The Virginian - Listen if: You love country
- "High On Cruel"
- "Set Out Running"
- "Guided By Wire"
- "Mood To Burn Bridges"
Blacklisted - Listen if: you don't mind a banjo and amazing songwriting (This is a desert island album for me. It is really hard to choose favorites.)
- "Stinging Velvet'
- "Deep Red Bells"
- "I Wish I Was The Moon"
Fox Confessor Brings The Flood - Listen if: you need much less twang and you want to get the chills
- "Hold On, Hold On"
- "Margaret Vs. Pauline"
- "The Needle Has Landed"
- "Star Witness"
Middle Cyclone - Listen if: you want your mind blown. Considered her most "accessible" album
- "This Tornado Loves You"
- "Prison Girls"
- "Magpie To The Morning"
- "I'm An Animal"
Yes, I included 5 songs on that last one, so what? What's your favorite musical therapy?