CocoRosie

Sierra Casady

CocoRosie are a band that has perplexed me for a while. Whilst only familiar with their music via their myspace and random snippets available on the web elsewhere, I found the polarisation of views and reviews to be really interesting; you either love them or you hate them; they either get 5 star gushing reviews or they get 1 star reviews. Even listening to their songs on myspace some come across well whilst others make you grind your teeth. Had heard that they were an interesting prospect live so put into photograph them and camera in hand strolled up to The Zoo to see them play.

First impressions entering The Zoo are that they obviously have a largely select audience; as was pointed out by my gf, it’s the women who you would find in the Women’s Room at university…

The band played with no stage lights, with the light coming from the projector showing images on a backdrop at the back of the stage. Coco stood in the dark for the whole gig, although I think there must have been a UV lamp near her as all you could make out of her face was her fluorescent make-up. Rosie occasionally got some light on her when lit up by the projector. In addition to the two sisters, there was also a male pianist. Last time I looked The Zoo didn’t have a lift so I’m guessing some poor saps had the job of getting a baby grand piano up and down the stairs at the back of the building. I don’t envy them…

Sierra Casady

Sierra Casady

Sierra Casady

A few good songs but an overall impression that a lot of the songs follow a similar blue-print and are a bit too samey; people watching was far more entertaining, especially with all that interpretative dancing…

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