The Kills @ the Neptune, 10/27/14
Show Review & Photos by Dagmar
Silky and yet muscular duo of Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart, also known as the Kills, worked up a very sold-out crowd in October when they headlined the Neptune. Their show was what everything you would want from a rock band: to rattle your body, to steam your glasses (okay, if not glasses, then your very eyeballs), and to swathe your ears in perfect guitars and vocals.
Somehow or other – fate or chance – brought Hince and Mosshart together, and that event created a wonderful, chemical event. It’s obviously rare to see such chemistry as these two share. There’s an impressive, nearly visible, vibe around these two. This all comes out in their music. As a duo performing live, onstage they are equal presences, reinventing emotions in the music.
I was poleaxed by Jamie Hince’s guitar playing and style. He is original. I’ve watched many live bands, and Hince has unique guitar striking thing going on. I hope Hince gets the credit, which should be great thanks and accolades, he deserves for his work. I was likewise poleaxed by Mosshart’s voice and her way of dominating her parts as a bone fide rock star.
The Kills’ set list included songs from all four of their albums. “DNA,” “The Heart is a Beating Drum,” “Satellite,” “Baby Says,” “Sour Cherry” and “The Last Goodbye” were “The Last Goodbye” were particularly vigorous. Mossheart’s vocals on “The Last Goodbye” glimmered.
“U.R.A. Fever” – Midnight Boom
“Future Starts Slow” – Blood Pressures
“Heart is a Beating Drum” – Blood Pressures
“Kissy Kissy” – The Black Session
“Satellite” – Blood Pressures
“DNA”- Blood Pressures
“Baby Says” – Blood Pressures
“Tape Song” – Midnight Fever
“Last Day of Magic” – Midnight Boom
“Pots and Pans” – Blood Pressures
“Monkey 23” – No Wow
“No Wow” – No Wow
“Sour Cherry” – Midnight Boom
“Fried My Little Brains” – Now Wow
“The Last Goodbye” – Blood Pressures