Gig Guide: Kimbra at Mercury Lounge, NYC March 26, 2012

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Kimbra at Mercury Lounge, NYC

Kimbra wowed the audience in NYC at the Mercury Lounge

Kimbra Johnson Zottola, better known simply by her first name, took a night off from a national tour with the red hot Gotye to headline her first New York City concert this past Monday. And boy did the New Zealander turned Melbournite kill it at the Mercury Lounge. In a good way of course.

Celebrating her 22nd birthday in the intimate venue, Kimbra seemed overjoyed to play her own show away from the shadow of one of the world’s current biggest artists. Though the energy wasn’t quite there at first (unlike at SXSW), she prowled and danced around the stage backed by a 4-piece band and ran through a roughly 13-song set including “Cameo Lover”, “Settle Down”, “Limbo”, “Old Flame” and a perfectly adapted version of Nina Simone’s “Plain Gold Ring” before ending with a track from her forthcoming debut album “Come Into My Head”.

The packed house ate up every note, every howl, every movement and even helped the band sing the singer “Happy Birthday”. At one point she shouted “you can dance, we’re in New York!”, and everyone happily obliged. We’re expecting big things from Kimbra, so keep your eyes and ears out. You’ll be glad you did!

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

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  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

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  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

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  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

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    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

  • Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012 Kimbra at Mercury Lounge NYC, 26 March 2012

    Photo by Rafe Baron

 

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