Oh Land Live At The Bowery (Concert Review)

September 28, 2011 No comments yet

Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way: Oh Land (Nanna Øland Fabricius) is GORGEOUS and I have a fairly huge girl crush on her…. Anyone who knows me knows of my weakness for pretty much all Scandinavian pop, plus this girl is charming, beautiful, and a former ballet dancer just like me. As my friend Jessica put it, “She is a mystical, woodland, fairy creature sent here to make us feel unworthy.”

Last night’s show at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom only further solidified my love. French Camp (who I missed) and Graffiti6 were the openers. I was NOT feeling the hideous railroad hat on Graffiti6’s lead singer, but he had a great voice, plus they covered Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” which was fun.

Oh Land finally took the stage to the delight of the crowd. She entered to the accompaniment of the Nightingale String Quartet (who wore animal masks on and off during the performance) under a translucent veil that lent sort of a spooky, phantom-like vibe. Later she pranced, twirled, and drummed around stage in a black dress with crazy long arm fringe. The set list included almost all the songs from her self-titled album, a few songs from Fauna and the song “Twist” that she wrote for the Abduction soundtrack.

Girlfriend’s voice sounds even better live than on her album and she PERFORMS. I was really impressed by how in control she seemed throughout. She comes across completely confident, effortless, and not at all contrived. The glitter, balloons, and all around FUN don’t hurt either.

Dear Nanna, I would totally turn lez for you! Love, Caroline