Concert notes: Nicole Atkins and the SeaNovember 17, 2007
[Great Scott, Allston, MA; November 15, 2007]
Back in the realm of the dark and mopey, the big surprise of the night was Nicole Atkins and the Sea, who opened for the Pipettes. Aside from also singing songs about love and also being a retro throwback (we decided on ‘Blondie crossed with Edith Piaf if they were performing in the 50s’), Atkins’s moody music couldn’t be much more different from the Pipettes cheery vocals. But she has a phenomenal voice and is a stunning live performer. They are scheduled to be on Conan O’Brien next week, if the writer’s strike ends – it’s worth crossing your fingers for.