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28 April 2010 @ 11:40 pm
So first and foremost Delancey Street was released on iTunes last week. It will be in stores on May 18th, but if you go to a show before then she's got them at the merch table.

So another Rachael show this past Friday. Perhaps the last of them I will see in Binghamton (am moving to Philly at the start of summer). The setlist was as follows (I apologize for the semi-randomness, there were a whole mess of banter-esque musical interludes that were cute... really I'm including them for my own memory):

Set One

Lonely Streets
interlude on the vlog in the south (which I will be looking for)
Vertigo (followed by a brief rendition of the Vertigo happy rework)
Angel in My View
What If?

Set Two

Hope's Outpost
interlude on Chris' amazing article in the local paper
Big Star
interlude on when control freaks collide
My Word
Hit Song
interlude on Quinn's Cheshire smile and why you should donate to Quinn('s imaginary charity)
Rich Girl (for Angela who had her artwork up all over the cafe)
Among All of God's Creatures (for Benny Boy)
Everything Was Red >> Everything was Red (remix)
Hey Na


Delancey Street
Bravedancing >> Bravedancing (remix)
19 April 2009 @ 12:30 am
Just got back from yet another Rachael gig. She was joined by Lindsay Mac tonight and I had never seen Lindsay before and had heard only very small bits of her music and I am totally enamored now. And now for the set. She was joined by new drummer Quinn and Jacob Lawson on violin/backup vocals.

Set One
Lonely Streets
Hit Song
Among All of God's Creatures
Angel in my View
Hey Na (a song her mother likes because she can do arm circles to it)
Delancey Street

Set Two
The Lindsay Mac Ditty (impromptu thing she wrote about Lindsay Mac coming back to Binghamton)
My Word
Pictures They Took
Rich Girl
What If?
Everything Was Red

I missed having Russ there with his trumpet, but the show tonight was top notch in my book. Tomorrow if I'm ambitious (or can find a ride) I will go see her at Barnes and Noble too. But I've seen her enough times now that I'm not going to be devastated if I miss it. But then again it's FREE how can I say no?

P.S. everyone should visit www.sexyyenta.com
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07 April 2009 @ 11:29 am
Firstly I will be making my biannual trip to the Cyber Cafe to see Rachael play next week. I'm not sure exactly how it happened that she's been playing twice a year in a cafe mere minutes from my house since before I was a fan, but it has certainly worked out to my advantage. Setlist and other show details will be posted following.

Secondly if you haven't checked recently Rachael has posted a whole slew of new goodies at her Youtube channel including vlogs from her tour, SXSW, MPressfest and her whole SXSW set at the SOHO Lounge.

19 October 2008 @ 09:34 am
Last night was another show at the Cyber Cafe in Binghamton. She only brought Russ Johnson with her this time. I think it was originally supposed to be a solo show, but I always like it when she brings a band. Setlist was as follows.

Set One
Lonely Streets
Angel in My View
Everything Was Red (new song)
Alright Okay

Set Two
Slow Down
Pictures They Took >> Site-Seeing
Falling Leaves (was all instrumental very short)
My Word
Blue Light
What If?

She actually started to play Delancey Street at the end of the first set, but decided she needed someone to sing it to and pulled a stuffed lizard off of one of the speakers and set it on the table right in front. She decided about a line into the song that she couldn't sing to it without laughing and abandoned the song until the second set, but then never played it.Which made me sad because its not on an album so I only get to hear it at shows and I love that song.

She had all kinds of banter last night including a story about an artist from Montenegro who was at her show Friday night in Vermont and invited her and her tour manager back to her apartment and tried to dress them in clothes she made and get them stoned. And an embarrassing story about percussion when she was on tour with Ani.

It was actually kind of funny, after the show my boyfriend and I always talk to her for a few minutes and thank her for coming to Binghamton, we tend to be pretty dead musically as far as decent shows go (plus I don't get out much). But we ran into a friend of ours on the way out who was getting a beer just as the show was ending and he saw Rachael's outfit (which was typical for her) and got very confused. We had to explain to him that she always dresses like that and it made me realize that I accept stuff like that without second thought, but I've also been a Rachael fan for five years now so maybe I'm just desensitized.
25 September 2008 @ 01:34 pm
Last night, I saw Rachael Sage at Club Passim, and I got to meet her after the show! She was so awesome and funny and cool and sweet. I told her how much I loved her music and that I was a huge fan and that I have all her CD's, and naturally, she was thrilled and so appreciative that someone loved her music as much as I did. Seriously, I can't figure out why she isn't famous! She should be as well-known as Ani DiFranco or Tori Amos, if not bigger. For that matter, I don't understand why people bother to listen to Ani and Tori, when Rachael Sage is out there! (No offense to anyone who likes them- I have at least one CD by each of them- but Rachael is just so much better!)

Her show was great. She has such an awesome stage presence and she was cracking jokes and faking various accents throughout her performance. And her voice is simply gorgeous live! She sang: Lonely Streets, Unbeauty, Bravedancing, Wildflower, Chandelier, Angel in My View, plus a debut of a brand new song she had just written. As soon as she played the opening chords of "Wildflower" (which is my favorite) I let out a very loud cheer. She stopped playing, looked in my direction, and said, "Mo-om! I told you to stop following me around!" The only disappointment about the show is that it wasn't longer. She was the opening act for some Scottish act I'd never heard of- Julie Fowlis, I think? I stayed for Julie's performance, but left after the first few songs- I wasn't crazy about her.

I still can't believe that I got to meet Rachael Sage; and how awesome she is in real life! I hope that I get to see her again sometime soon!

cross-posted to my own journal
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Current Music: "Wildflower" by the amazingly talented and gorgeous RACHAEL SAGE!!!!!!
27 August 2008 @ 12:17 am

Rachael Sage - Ballads and Burlesque
By Jason Gonulsen
August 25, 2008

Take a journey through Rachael Sage’s newest album, Chandelier, and you’ll find an independent artist asking many questions. Some are basic, some are personal, and some probably don’t have worthy answers. But the point is, Sage still doesn’t hesitate to inquire, and that is something you’ll need to know as you listen to her music.

Because for Rachael Sage, somehow everything seems attainable.

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16 August 2008 @ 06:49 pm
Rachael Sage tours the world. She’s got 8 albums under her belt, her own record label, and thousands of fans. And this week on Homophonic, she regales regally with Alex.

Her new album, Chandelier, is a tour-de-force, and she unleashes it all with her trademark charm on our rather star-struck host. Of course, you don’t wind up an international Out Music Super Star without some good stories from the road. Rachael’s humble beginning? Touring with Ani DiFranco. That’s right. THE Ani DiFranco.

And if all her tales and glittering tracks from Chandelier weren’t enough, she even graces the homostudio with a live performance of her first single from the album, “Vertigo”.

So buckle up, fellow homophones…You’re about to ride at light speed through the past, present, and future of Miss Rachael Sage.
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03 August 2008 @ 04:56 pm
05 June 2008 @ 07:32 pm
Little bit of theater sets stage for songwriter's stories

Thursday, June 5, 2008 3:10 AM

By Bill Eichenberger

For anyone who thinks the Do-It-Yourself ethic is exclusive to gnarly dudes in punk and grunge bands, we give you singer-songwriter Rachael Sage, who has written, arranged and produced songs on eight albums for her own MPress record label.

Sage, who will perform Sunday in the East Village night club in the Short North, answered the following questions:

Q. A critic recently wrote, “The best word to describe Rachael Sage's sound is theatrical.” Is theatrical the best word to describe your sound?

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06 May 2008 @ 11:24 am
Chandelier was released today on iTunes! Go check it out, if only for the 30 seconds snippets. Official album release is next month and Joe's Pub show in next week.

The new website should up later today sometime (I checked a few minutes ago and it still redirects to the Blistering Sun page).
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