Wednesday, April 23, 2008

She & Him @Webster Hall, Apr. 22nd

Actress Zooey Deschanel and her buddy, indie guitarist M. Ward, charmed the crowd tonight for a cute 50 minutes with songs from their collaboration, She & Him. Despite Zooey having lost her speaking voice, she managed to sound virtually flawless while singing and made up for the lack of banter with her winning smile. She did a great job, I thought. Reminded me a little bit of another actress-turned-singer, Jenny Lewis, but without the sultry.

As usual, M. Ward mesmerized us with his guitar work, but perhaps in a more accessible way than via his usual music given the framework of the sunny melodies.

Ola Podrida opened. I had caught them once before at Union Hall, in a smaller, more acoustic setting, and was curious how their act would translate to the larger Webster Hall. They did well, but the crowd unfortunately had very little interest in hearing them.

More pics here.

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