I didn't have a camera pass, so you'll have to content yourself gazing at the huge gallery of Peaches concert photos shot by Jeff Barringer at her show in Austin, one of which is on the right. I personally contented myself gazing at Peaches' drummer, the hotter than hot Samantha Maloney.
Whitey opened. I wasn't impressed. I am not ready for the 80s to be back, and I didn't like Gary Numan the first time around, either, so really, we didn't need his reincarnation. The friends I was with commented that it seemed like a Saturday Night Live skit, and you know, it did. Let's just say, not for me, and move on.
Peaches is also not for everyone. In fact, she's proabably not for too much of anyone. But those who love her love her madly, because she's completely unashamed, balls-to-the-wall, and raunchy. She slathers it with politics and genderfuck, and she holds nothing back at all.
Her Wikipedia entry refers to her music as "electroclash," and why the hell not, I have no idea what else to call it. It's kind of techno, kind of rap, kind of punk, kind of bad art school performance art, kind of strip show, with a veneer of rock and roll. Her band was hot, she was working the crowd and they loved her, and there's no better way to see Peaches.
I didn't get a set list, but "Two Guys for Every Girl," "AA XXX," "Shake Yer Dix," "Boys Wanna Be Her," "Stick it to the Pimp," and "Rock Show" were standouts.
I find it hard to understand how Peaches can ever find any vestige of mainstream success, as nearly every song she sings is absolutely filthy, but she's been on a lot of movie and TV show soundtracks (including the L Word recently), as well as being featured in.... are you sitting down?... a Gap commercial.
Jeff commented that the audience in Austin was almost all women - the audience here was 50/50, so I'm not sure what the deal was in Austin.
I was at the Fillmore show- Whitey sounding 80's? Did you see the same show? They were really fresh.
I've seen Whitey play with Peaches before, and they come from a similiar musical direction, a real blend of styles. not afraid to cherry pick from all directions.
And if you got a beef with 80's, then i have to point out that the whole of Peaches band were dressed up in ridiculous 1980's outfits, and playing hot pink 1980's flying V's whilst peach headbanged her 1980's perm.
fucking cool, good shows, loved both acts.
you need to cheer up a little and take things less seriously.