Unfortunately, it appears my musical obsession of the moment, Neko Case, isn't scheduled to play any live concerts in the NYC-Philly area at the moment. Fortunately, NPR's "All Songs Considered" recorded a show she did with Martha Wainwright at the 9:30 Club in D.C. earlier this month; it's free and posted in its entirety online. (At 7'30" or so, she even gives a shoutout to the program.) If you've never heard of Neko Case, her solo work has been described as folksy art rock, alt-country, and gospel-tinged "country noir." No need to be scared away by the word "country" I'd been listening to her new album for a while before I realized the influence. My only complaint is that some of her songs are just too short; I keep wanting them not to end so soon.
¶ Neko Case, Martha Wainwright [NPR Live Concert Series]