If spectators were at all surprised at the choice to host the recent Fiery Furnaces’ show at the relatively small Cafe Du Nord, they should be even more surprised to see where one half of the Furnaces, Eleanor Friedberger, will be playing a solo show on July 26th: the rather tiny Hotel Utah (9:00 pm, $10, 21+).
Todd’s review of the small-scale FF show mentioned that “the Fiery Furnaces stripped down are revealed as a private universe of neurotic genius made public â€“ sort of like the music the twins in Vonnegutâ€™s Slapstick might have made” and that “Eleanor’s voice even resembles a lower, rawer Martha Wainwright.” The 7/26 Hotel Utah show should prove to deliver more of the same, and perhaps be an even more unique experience, given the inherently intimate nature of the Hotel Utah. Tickets are on sale now.
Eleanor Friedberger – “My Mistakes”
Miss Friedberger’s show is in support of her new solo album, Last Summer, which comes out on July 12th via Merge Records.
Eleanor Friedberger – My Mistakes from Merge Records on Vimeo.