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November 12, 2007

Sia concert review

Baltamour blogger Maryann James was at Sia's show at the 9:30 Club.

She reports:

From the stuffed animals on stage to her non-choreographed, impromptu dances on stage, it is apparent that Sia is the antithesis of the sterile, manufactured super-pop machine.

Bathed in darkness and dressed in outfits that made Sia and her bandmates look like a child's fluorescent drawings come to life, they kicked off the show with "Buttons," a single off her new album, "Some People Have Real Problems."

Though the album has been pushed for release in the U.S. in January or February, she says ("Just google it when you get home and you can download it now") -- songs from that record dominated the show, with bits from Zero 7  and her previous album sprinkled about.

In between songs, Sia joked about adult diapers and the best times during the show to take a bathroom break. She was a burst of fun and energy, jumping around and dancing during breaks in songs and sometimes even getting her stuffed blue mic monkey a chance to sing. Though there were a few problems with audio feedback (get it together 9:30), her amazingly soulful voice shone through.

Highlights: Any chance she got to show off her fabulous voice, such as in "Lentil," "You Have Been Loved," and the song she's probably most known for, "Breathe Me."

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:36 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Concert reviews, Local music


I have to agree with everything written. I had a great time and her voice is amazing....

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