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Peaches @ Metropolis - November 17th

Posted by Sarah / November 24, 2009

Peaches2.jpgLast Tuesday, I rounded up a few friends and went to see Peaches do her thing on the stage of the Metropolis. I can't say that I've listened to her albums a whole lot, but for some reason, I've always been really interested by what she does. There's something very raw and adulterated about her music. She doesn't really seem to aim for an overwhelming melodic musicality, in her songs, but that's not to say something is lacking to the unpretentious package. There's beats, words and sounds, and all of it is perfectly fine the way it is. But over and above all that, you haven't heard peaches, or know what she's about (as a musician/artist) until you've actually seen her play live. I don't say this often, but this show seriously blew my mind, to the point where, almost a week later, I'm still looking for the right words to describe the "Peaches experience".

Peaches1.jpgFrom the very beginning of the show, it was apparent that this show was much more than about the music being played by the artist who wrote the songs - Peaches is all about entertaining her crowds and having fun with them. She walked on stage in a costume, that was more like a giant wig (but seriously, a wig that was about 2 or 3 feet taller than she was and covered her entire body down to her crotch), and peeled off layer after layer of costumes until she finished the show in a "nude-body-suit" with a brightly-glowing clit. In between that, I can't really find words to describe it any better than to say: Peaches is walking, breathing, dancing, singing, rocking sex. On the stage is really where it comes alive for this one, and I don't think I've ever seen such a good example of such a statement. Her show really blow the music out into the stratosphere. It was a sexy, heavy, rock n' roll, dancey, gritty, sweaty ol' time at the Metropolis last Tuesday. A friend I was with has gone to see her play live about 10 times (for true) already, and was still super excited to see this show - I can understand why. What a trip!

Photos by SarahBrideau.com

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13 Comments

a / November 24, 2009 at 07:32 am
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that's is for the review? a bit anti-climactic...
a / November 24, 2009 at 07:36 am
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oops. meant to write, "that's it"
Sarah / November 24, 2009 at 10:34 am
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Please, feel free to elaborate constructively. I'm interested in hear what you feel is lacking.
a / November 24, 2009 at 08:08 pm
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Hi Sarah, well, since you described it as a mind-blowing show, I thought you'd get into it a little more. Other than describing her appearance and the fact that she's walking-talking sex, we didn't really discover much about what went on during the show. I'm not trying to criticize, I was just hoping for more info. Thanks.
Sarah / November 24, 2009 at 10:44 pm
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Thanks for the constructive comments.
No harm done. It's always good to hear from readers.
mike / November 30, 2009 at 12:08 am
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i saw peaches for the first and second time this year, and i've never been someone to listen to her stuff while walking around town or while at work. but the shows she puts on are just awesome.and ya, she's super super, but at the same time she's incredibly juvenile in her movements. her past experience as a school teacher shines through in the way she jumps, shimmies and shakes around on stage. it's almost like watching a 10 year old reenacting her Favorite videos from MTV.
Josalpra / February 5, 2015 at 01:36 am
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This is on my to-read list also, you are not the first person who has renocmemded this as a good read - it is on my kindle, just waiting for me to find time to read it. So many books to read, so many cross stitch patterns to work on, so little time. Sigh!
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