09/12/14 Karen O has a solo album out called Crush Songs and played Le Poisson Rouge to support it. She was backed by Moses Sumney and Holly Miranda on guitars with YYY Nik Zinner guesting on a couple of songs and Brian Chase joining on tambourine for the last number. The material is intimate, understated and gorgeous, and Karen looked stunning in a gown by her long-time costume designer Christian Joy. Jason Griselljoined Karen for the encore song, which came from the Stop The Virgensopera.
ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie.