11.07.2008

She + Him + Bimbo's 365

She + Him performed at Bimbo's Monday night - perhaps the most perfect venue for this particular performance. (picture red velvet drapery and waiters dressed like ship captains so you forget for a moment that you're in North Beach and not on a 1920's cruise ship) This act is delightfully dated - if June Carter Cash or Etta James had a love child with Norman Rockwell, she may have spawned this little duet crew.

M. Ward is an incredible musician that reminded me of all the amazing sounds a guitar can make, which apparently I'd forgotten, as it seems people don't play it correctly anymore... I'm curious to see him solo after watching his skills this time around.

Zooey Deschanel is possibly the most adorable girl on the planet, swaying in her little sunshine yellow chiffon dress, channeling a six year-old ala Lily Tomlin as Edith Ann, but less creepy. Her raspy speaking voice is rich and powerful in song - even better than I could have hoped. She's quite an actress, but a far superior musician. To Paris Hilton/Lindsay Lohan/Johnny Depp/other actors-trying-to-be-singers-I'm-forgetting... don't quit your day job.

P.S. the new songs are A+... can't wait for Volume 2.

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