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Kitten at The Echo

July 4, 2011 by Steph

Petite Chloe Chaidez flit around the venue saying hello to friends in her hometown as if they had come to see her high school play or ballet recital. Quite to the contrary, with her band she was about to rock the house. Charging the stage with full energy, she opened the set with a cover of Joy Divisions “Transmission” and while it’s quite a risk to cover such a well-loved band, Kitten pulled it off with ease.

With each song, Chloe danced the stage into submission, commanding attention of the whole room. As young as she is, her demeanor was dark and brooding, flinging herself like a broken doll. She rocked “Japanese Eyes” and then my favorite new track from her upcoming full length “Apples and Cigarettes” (I’d like to think per my request). It was the only song in the set that she slowed down to catch her breath and it was sensational. She flashed through “Kill the Light” from the Sunday School EP, a new one “Hot Rod,” a personal favorite “Johnny Johnny Johnny,” and another newer one “Catholic Boys,” among other tracks. She closed with “Kitten with a Whip” from the EP. She barely stop for a second, whirring and writhing around the stage. The performance was spectacular, fascinating, and made everyone observing pine for more of this great band.

If you haven’t gotten to see them live yet, they’ll be on the road all summer (tour dates below). Also, if you haven’t read it yet, I had a great interview with Chloe just a few days earlier.

Listen to a demo of “Apples and Cigarettes”:

TOUR DATES:

July-August Supporting Brother, except July 15th
Sep-Nov Electric Six

Jul 15 @ Los Angeles Zoo “Music in the Zoo,” Los Angeles, CA
Jul 21 @ Underground Music Showcase, Denver CO
Jul 23 @ Schubas Tavern, Chicago IL
Jul 25 @ Wexner Center at Ohio State , Columbus OH
Jul 26 @ Black Cat Backstage, Washington DC
Jul 27 @ KungFu Necktie, Philadelphia PA
Jul 28 @ Brighton Music Hall, Allston MA
Jul 30 @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs NY
Aug 02 @ Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Sep 16 @ The Loft, Lansing MI
Sep 17 @ DIY Street Fair, Ferndale, MI
Sep 18 @ The Mad Hatter, Convington KY
Sep 19 @ The Firebird, St. Louis, MO
Sep 20 @ Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Sep 22 @ First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Sep 23 @ Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines IA
Sep 24 @ The Waiting Room, Omaha NE
Sep 25 @ The Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Sep 26 @ Mojo’s, Columbia MO
Sep 27 @ Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock AR
Sep 28 @ The Opolis, Norman OK
Sep 30 @ Bluebird Theater, Denver Co
Oct 1 @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Oct 2 @ Neurolux, Boise ID
Oct 3 @ Neumo’s, Seattle WA
Oct 4 @ Dante’s, Portland OR
Oct 7 @ Key Club, West Hollywood CA
Oct 8 @ Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana CA
Oct 9 @ The Casbah, San Diego CA
Oct 10 @ Sail Inn, Tempe AZ
Oct 11 @ Plush, Tucson AZ
Oct 13 @ The Prophet Bar, Dallas TX
Oct 14 @ The Ten Eleven, San Antonio TX
Oct 15 @ Emo’s Alternative (Outdoor), Austin TX
Oct 16 @ Fitzgerald Downstairs, Houston TX
Oct 17 @ The Parish at House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Oct 19 @ Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville FL
Oct 20 @ The Social, Orlando FL
Oct 21 @ The Local 662, St. Petersburg FL
Oct 23 @ The Earl, Atlanta GA
Oct 24 @ Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Oct 26 @ Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Oct 27 @ Middle East – Downstairs, Cambridge MA
Oct 28 @ Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Oct 29 @ Sonar Club Stage, Baltimore MD
Oct 30 @ Black Cat, Washington DC
Nov 1 @ The Brillobox, Pittsburgh PA
Nov 2 @ Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
Nov 3 @ The Intersection, Grand Rapids MI
Nov 4 @ Double Door, Chicago IL
Nov 5 @ Frankie’s, Toledo OH