From the Let England
Shake tour, recorded two weeks ago in SF.
By Fred Mills
British songstress PJ Harvey – currently featured on the
cover of the latest issue of BLURT – performed April 14 in San Francisco at the
Warfield Theater as part of her promotion for her latest album Let England Shake. (In the band: John
Parish and Mick Harvey – the latter the subject of an upcoming BLURT profile,
Over at NPR Music they are streaming an edited version of
the concert, and it’s also available for free download simply by subscribing to
the Live Concerts From All Songs Considered podcast.
It was pretty dynamic show that had the audience in Harvey’s camp from the
get go. As NPR puts it, “While Harvey played some crowd favorites (“Down
by the Water” and “C’mon Billy” among them), she stuck largely
to new material, playing every track on Let England Shake. The
majority of the audience seemed to know every word.”