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A Covert Oh Land Concert Review!

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My friend Alyssa recently saw my old love Oh Land during her residency in New York. I wish I could have been there, as tickets were cheap, but I live far away.

Alyssa (and others) had rave reviews about the shows. Here is a brief Facebook chat discussing Alyssa's specific experience:

me: 

so how was the venue



Alyssa: 
i've been to rockwood several times. it's a great spot, as far as space and design. very intimate. drink prices are pretty typical for the lower east side - not completely ridiculous, and sound quality is great. my only complaint about the venue is that i've often experienced a really obnoxious crowd.



me:
ewww
was this crowd obnoxious?



Alyssa:
for the most part, everyone there was definitely there excited to see oh land, but per my usual experience, there were a few girls who talked obnoxiously loud throughout the whole show.


me: 
ugh
how was the opener
and then how was oh land and feel free to use every word in the english language


Alyssa:
there was no opener. just nanna and her boys. the show was really, really great. i was really impressed by her live performance. she was funny (and charming) as hell, and all in all she really exceeded my expectations. she is ridiculously attractive, and endearing, and all that jazz, and is definitely talented. oh, and she had some friends playing brass that really made the show. think: a more attractive and more upbeat lana del rey that actually delivers live. she definitely lives up to her recent hype.


me:
i'm jealous dude
she's amazinggggggggg


Alyssa:
it was really incredible.
best track of the night for me? wolf and i. TORE IT UP. banging on her drum, her voice, the band. gah.
she's got a few more scheduled. definitely going again.

me: 
JEALOUS EVEN MORE


Alyssa:
she also played a lot of songs that are unreleased. and i liked that. a lot.


me: 
is she doing a new album soon
do we know


Alyssa:
she kind of giggled about that, how she was hoping to get songs recorded and wished she could say it'd be next week, but that she probably won't have anything out in the immediate future.


me: 
dammit nanna


Alyssa:
right.




TEASE

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