September 16, 2010
The Watson Twins played The Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday, supporting Laura Veirs. The left their band at home and played this time with only a keyboard player, Skip (whose last name I have forgotten). Chandra and Leigh included songs from all their albums and the approximately 40 minuted set included Southern Manners, Just Like Heaven, Modern Man and U N Me among other songs. The show had a nice intimate vibe to it. Here are a few photos I took.
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September 14, 2010
It was three years ago when I stumbled upon The Watson Twins one afternoon at Austin’s South By Southwest. They played the hauntingly gorgeous Shoot the Lights Out (from their then current EP, Southern Manners, one of my 10 Best of the Decade Albums). And I had my Oh Wow moment of the year.
As The Watson Twins are LA-based, the opportunity to see them in New York City is not an everyday one. But you have another chance to see them tonight. They have a record out, issued earlier this year, Talking to You, Talking to Me, and it’s a good one. TTY, TTM harkens back to their first record, Southern Manners.
After playing The Bell House and The Mercury Lounge earlier this year, The Watson Twins are at The Bowery Ballroom tonight. They’ll play after Land to Sea and before headliner Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames.
The Watson Twins, The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street between The Bowery and Allen Street (F Train to Delancey Street; J, M or Z Trains to Essex Street), doors, 7pm, The Watson Twins should hit the stage at 9pm, $15