So I was going to post this on the blog I’m writing for (the one that got me the CMJ tickets), but someone already wrote about the show. So here is a recap of the Mirah concert I went to last night.
Having become popular for her song, “La Familia,” which was played on Grey’s Anatomy, Mirah has gained a small following of fans. Although she plays with only an electric guitar, she commanded the room at the Highline Ballroom on Wednesday.
Midway into her second song, Mirah announced that she didn’t think she sounded right and proceeded to fidget around until she thought she sounded better. When she asked the audience, however, they immediately screamed back that, yes, she sounded great. It was odd that no one seemed to be singing along with her, but perhaps the crowd just wanted to simply listen to her voice.
For a couple songs, Mirah brought her friend and opening performer, Tara Jane O’Neill, onto the stage to help her out on another guitar. For one other song, she sang a copella with the lead singer of New Kids, another of her openers.
Towards the end of her set, Mirah asked if there was anything anyone wanted to hear. She joked, as the audience erupted with suggestions, “Are you going to start a riot?” She thought it would be funny since her music is so calm.
After tuning her guitar, she played a couple of suggestions including “Cold Cold Water,” off her second release, “Advisory Committee.” She refrained, however, from playing “La Familia,” despite quite a few audience members’ pleas.
Mirah announced that she recently finished recording an album, which is not scheduled to come out for a while. Until then, fans have plenty of other material to listen to.