The band sounded great live they opened with "You Feel Right" ended the show with a David Bryne-less version of "Eliza" then the band did a even more rocking rendition of "Adrift" Petra's vocals sounded spot on to the record with a little more flair live. She had a background singer Courtney Kaiser (from Kaiser Cartel) who was helping Petra create some beautiful vocal harmonies. It was pretty amazing what the two were pulling off live vocally. The band left the stage audience gave a very big encore request but sadly Yuka Honda came on stage and announced they had no more songs left to play.
The band had a donation area to help raise money for Japan which Yuka announced over the mic during there set. Every $10 donated you you would receive a handmade card plus be entered in a raffle to win some vinyl and music from the band. They raised $300 last night but they had five people matching the money so the band is donating $1800 to Japan. Tonight's If By Yes show at Le Poisson Rouge it is highly rumored David Byrne is to guest on his tune "Eliza," also if you at SXSW be sure to catch them at one of the shows below.
March 14 (Monday) New York, NY (LE) POISSON ROUGE with Deerhoof
March 19 (Saturday) Austin, TX LIVE ON KUT RADIO CACTUS CAFE
March 19 (Saturday) Austin, TX SXSW CHIMERA SHOWCASE at ELYSIUM
March 22 (Tuesday) Los Angeles, CA LARGO
March 25 (Friday) New York, NY MERCURY LOUNGE