Wednesday, May 03, 2006
The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs played the Roseland Ballroom last night and I had a front row seat. Or, a side stage pseudo-VIP area seat next to Josh Harnett, but a good seat none-the-less.
Now I must admit, apart from last year’s run-away-hit single “Maps,” and the abundance of positive press surrounding the Indie/Alternative trio, I didn’t know much about the group. But with lead-singer Karen O as the main attraction, I didn’t have to.
In her mini-tank dress and torn stockings she delivered a performance that was theatric, chaotic and completely self-indulgent. Bouncing about the stage like a little girl at a slumber party, she and her audience, were completely lost in the moment.
But it’s that removal from reality makes her so appealing. With a look and sound inspired by the female rockers of the 80s, she brings us back to a time where we can get lost in the moment too.
Final Word: The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs are headed to the UK to promote their new album “Show Your Bones,” in stores now.