There’s becoming a fine dividing line in smaller venue concerts — the artists that are putting on full-scale entertainment shows – and the performers that are still gazing at their shoes.
It looks like the entertainers are winning out by selling out the local clubs and gaining solid fans.
Last night, Ingrid Michaelson made a lot of friends in Boulder.
The sassy singer-songwriter and her band had the Boulder Theater crowd in the palm of their hands, ”cause they worked the show without overworking it.
Michaelson is a hysterical story teller and her tale of playing a REM tribute show, downing a lot of champagne and meeting singer Michael Stipe was priceless. The singer and her band also revised the Britney Spears’ tune “Toxic” and even showed off their own wacked-out choreography. It was something you’d see on “SNL.”
The singer-songwriter also poured out amazing versions of her heartfelt tunes for the mostly younger crowd. Michaelson also changed things up to perform a punk rocking version of her hit tune “The Way I Am.”
One of the best moments of the show came when Michaelson performed a lush, full band version of her song “Maybe.”
Michaelson definitely entertained her Boulder fans – and probably made a lot of converts to her music.
This reporter gives the show a solid A.