Elle King at the Varsity Theater 6/10/2015

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Like many i was introduced to Elle King by her single “Ex’s & Oh’s” playing on alternative stations in the Cities. Then I caught her interview on the Current and my interest rose quite a bit. Elle shared how she got started at open mike nights sneaking into bars with a fake ID, her musical roots and we got a glimpse at the serious musician behind the hit song and her songs. So when Elle scheduled a show at the Varsity we had to cover it.

Elle swaggered on stage, there’s no other way to describ it. A grin on her face, drink in hand and a sparkle of mischief in here eyes. Her voice is unique and works really well with her songs. She is also quite the performer, constantly moving, making faces and interacting with the audience. When she broke out the banjo for “Good to be a man” the crowed cheered. As serious as she is about her music, Elle shows her fan a great time. The saying “They broke the mold when they made that one” really applies to Elle King, and world of music is richer and more interesting for it.

Set List:
Jackson
Can’t Be Loved
Good To Be a Man
Good For Nothing Woman
Where the Devil Don’t Go
I Told You I Was Mean
Song of Sorrow
Playing for Keeps
Kocaine Karolina
See You Again
Oh! Darling (Beatles cover)
Under the Influence
Ex’s & Oh’s
Last Damn Night
Ain’t Gonna Drown
Encore
America’s Sweetheart
My Neck My Back (Khia cover)

 

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