Neko Case @ Forecastle 7.15.12
August 8th, 2012 by Matt
This was one of my most anticipated sets of the festival. Neko Case is a real treat live, and this time I had it planned out so that I could catch just a song or two shy of her entire set. She took the stage as the sun began its decent, but apparently not far enough along into the night for her. Case joked through her set that she was going through the various stages of sunstroke and heat exhaustion. But if she really was suffering on stage, you’d never know it from her performance. Her voice is untouchably great live. At a 90 degree summer day she sounds as good as most of her contemporaries do after a few hours of studio tweaking.
We were also treated to a handful of new songs from her. Nothing was really groundbreaking, but it’s pretty hard to fully impress a crowd with a new song. It did, however, make me realize that we’re about due for a new record from her. That’d make the long wait until my next time seeing her seem a little bit easier.