A couple of nights ago we went to Hollywood Bowl to see Nick Cave perform, opened by Cat Power and Spiritualized. It was a fantastic show! Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds were absolute mad raw power performers. He now plays guitar in addition to piano. He played a lot of good old songs, such as my all time favorite “Stagger Lee” and some new ones from “Dig, Lazarus, Dig” record. Nick was running around the stage like a maniac, throwing music sheets at the crowd ( sheets were later retrieved by the roadies) The band was very tight and sounded excellent. Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power was a treat. She sang mostly cover songs of her last record and even went into the crowd. Her voice is just magic. Spiritualized was boring and uninspired, not much else to say about his performance. Below are some iPhone photos ( i forgot my camera) and Youtube videos.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds “Dig, Lazarus, Dig”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFX2HCtFw0s[/youtube]

Cat Power “Metal Heart”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQv8hCe-mXE[/youtube]