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Apr 30

Alanis Morissette: Live at the Mahaffey

So, Tuesday evening I saw Alanis Morissette play an acoustic show at the Mahaffey Theater, a swanky venue a bridge away from Tampa, in nearby St. Pete.

Generally, I go into concerts with low expectations, but certain artists are just guaranteed to put on a spectacular live show, Alanis is one such artist. Honestly, she often sounds better live than what she creates in the studio. I can’t stand her two latest records, not because the songs are badly written, but because they sound awful, her voice run through so many filters, she sounds like a fuckin’ machine. Fortunately, Tuesday, she played unplugged and filter-free. She sounded absolutely gorgeous.

The show wasn’t part of a tour for any particular record, but rather, a celebration of twenty years in music. She sang for her fans, all the songs we love best, mostly from Jagged Little Pill, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, a little Under Rug Swept and MTV: Unplugged. The years have only given her voice a certain richness, emotional depth.

It was a fun night.

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  1. Ed Pohl May 1st, 2015 11:36 am

    Michael, it’s wonderful to hear that you had a good time.

    I’m enjoying your blog a lot more since you started posting daily — I look forward to reading it when I take a break from my work. Always great to find out what you’ve been writing, or reading, or listening to, or thinking, or doing.

    I hope you’re feeling spectacularly well today. Shower the people you love with love.

  2. josh May 2nd, 2015 12:24 am

    Sounds like one hell of a show! I’d love to see her acoustic for sure.

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