[LIVE REVIEW] Mikhael Paskalev & The Nepotist @ Baby's All Right
We worked with the guys at Communion to present Mikhael Paskalev last Sunday at Baby's All Right. New York locals The Nepotist brought their gritty, bluesy rock'n'roll to the stage as a support act, and the room was packed full of a very well-behaved crowd.
Paskalev has been touring with Courtney Barnett and San Fermin around the US, and brought San Fermin drummer Tyler McDiarmid up on stage for a number of his songs. For the songs he performed solo, he was able to fill the venue with his songs and stories; he has a captivating stage presence and an amazing control over his voice. A group of drooling girls up front (of which we may or may not have been occasionally part of) danced around to his hit song "I Spy", delighted over songs like "Susie", swooned during "Sayonara Saigon" and all collectively had their hearts broken as he relayed a tale about his girlfriend. (His manager tells him he's not supposed to mention on stage he has a girlfriend)
We chatted to Mikhael after his show briefly about his homeland Norway, the current Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, chasing bats through the streets in Brisbane, and the never-ending quest for power outlets, amongst other nonsense that we won't include here.
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