Friday, January 13, 2017

Charlotte Church's Late-Night Pop Dungeon at the Lexington

I went to see Charlotte Church’s late-night #pop dungeon last weekend. It’s a label-resisting mix of cover’s, mashups and top-rate karaoke.

The obvious highlight was a formidable mashup of Bootylicious and Killing in the Name but the show closed out with a tender and slightly haunting pairing of Every heartbeat that transitioned into a beautiful rendition of Sufjan Stevens’ Chicago.

There were also all kinds of pleasurable throwaways, such as a few lines of Love will tear us apart at the end of I’m not in love.

While remaining delightfully goofy all the way through, the whole performance was tight, high-quality and technical. The jokes definitely didn’t extend to the performance or the music. A distinct pleasure.