Concert Reviews

Kate Nash at the Ogden, 11/06/10

With Peggy Sue
11.06.10 | Ogden Theatre

Kate Nash, it turns out, is fucking punk rock. Yes, the Kate Nash with a single called "Merry Happy," the one with the dress-up music videos and glossy studio singles. An understandable first glance might lead you to believe she is all wink and flirt.

Look again.

Over the course of an hour and a half, Nash provided plenty of reasons to rethink the overall emotional pitch of her music. The show ended with Nash knocking things over and mashing her keyboard with her fists. She was playing "Pumpkin Soup" at the time, which does not really sound like a rager on the album.

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Kiernan Maletsky is Westword's music editor. His writing has appeared in alt-weeklies around the country as well as Miley Cyrus's mom's Twitter feed.
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