Sunday, May 30, 2010

Photo Review: Skye Claire And The High Society At Bowery Poetry Club, 5/28

Skye Claire and the High Society: May 28 @ Bow
ery Poetry Club, New York, NY

Skye Claire and her band High Society closed out the night at Bowery Poetry Club on Friday. I'd never heard or seen them before so I wasn't sure what to expect. Watching them get set up on stage, I thought they might be kind of laid back pop rock since Claire was strolling around with an acoustic guitar. Well, imagine my surprise when they launched into straight ahead, balls out rock. They even did a cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." I'd taken a gander at the set list before the show and saw "Teen Spirit" listed, pondered whether it was that song and maybe groaned a bit. The fresh faced, smiling Claire did not look like the type to bust out hard with some Nirvana, but she did. The band kept things tight even though their guitarist apparently had his gear stolen and was using a guitar borrowed from Talking To Walls' Nat Webb who played right before them. Check out some photos from their set.

More photos HERE.