Thursday, September 06, 2007

Rufus Wainwright Places Des Arts

After a comedy of misadventures, that resulted in us missing the opener(A Fine Frenzy) and the first half hour of Rufus's show, we finally made it to Places Des Arts.
While we did miss the first part of the show, what we did see was phenomenal! Apparently we heard all of the new album minus two tracks as well as lots of others, including two Judy Garland tunes a folk song and an unbelievable cover of Hallelujah. I'll admit that i fell in love with Wainwright's debut and while my wife has each subsequent release i haven't really paid much attention to them. It appears that I've been missing out. Rufus has an absolutely amazing voice! It didn't hurt that the venue had amazing acoustics, he even sang one song sans amplification. His mother joined him for two songs, including the aforementioned cover of Hallelujah which required a long pause in the middle while they tried to remember the words to the next verse.
This was the first time that i've been to a sit down concert in recent memory. I think the last time may have been Natalie Merchant in the late '90's at the Brady in Tulsa, Ok.

3 comments:

G! said...

where did you find that picture of rufus and i? he swore he wouldn't leak it...

g! said...

"...The New Pornographers live online from Washington, D.C. on Saturday Oct. 27." (NPR All songs Considered)

i bring the beats said...

i am indeed making ryan shirts. like-o like-h in your gut. have you guys given the tegan & sara newbie a spin? ohhhh its sooooooo good.....
but i am thinking about putting ryan adams lets make out on the front with a picture of him on the back. callie's shirt is going to say ryan adams make out with my friend...or something along that line..... if i just do his face or some other image i was thinking about screening it on a pearl snap shirt.