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SXSW '09: Natalia Lafourcade

Posted by James Reed  March 20, 2009 06:18 AM

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Making her SXSW debut, celebrated Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade played a headlining gig at the Flamingo Cafe last night. A line snaked outside the club a good 20 minutes before she started. The only problem? She and her band got a late start and therefore got to play just a few songs.

When the house lights blared at 2 a.m. on the dot, it was clear Lafourcade was finished. As fans booed the sound guy, Lafourcade shrugged her shoulders, thanked everyone for coming, and stuck around to take photos with eager fans.

Even with just a few songs, though, the beauty and simplicity of her music were capturely right here:

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1 comments so far...
  1. Natalia was great but way to late & short!
    I am checking out one of the Boston areas fine bands at SXSW tonight, Graveyard BBQ. They are playing the High times Doobie awards show. I am told they are a high energy dirtcore band. I don't know what that meands but it has piqued my interest. More details...

    Posted by BBQ Rocker March 21, 09 01:06 PM
 

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