She and Him At Webster Hall
The Gotham Gal and I joined a bunch of friends at Webster Hall last night to see the kickoff show of a tour that M Ward and Zooey Deschanel are doing under the name She and Him. We've had their record, called Volume One, for a while now and everyone in the family loves it.
In the beginning I was thinking Matt and Zooey were doing a Johnny Cash and June Carter thing, but by the end it seemed like it was more Linda Rondstat and David Lindley.
Whatever the comparison, these two are making some great music together. She's got a sugary sweet voice and looks that can kill and M Ward is simply one of the coolest most excellent musicians working today.
They played a mix of Zooey's songs that were the inspiration for the record and a bunch of covers, many of which are on the record.
I particularly liked the versions they did last night of Smokey Robinson's You Really Got A Hold On Me (my kids think its a beatles song) and Zooey's 50s vintage I Was Made For You. I also posted and lotd'd Change Is Hard on my tumblog this morning if you want to check out more of She and Him.
This was their first show of the tour. Zooey didn't look or act like a rookie. She's a pro and M Ward is the best. Go see them if you get a chance for a show that will leave you singing and smiling.