Jesca Hoop Setlist
03/20/17 San Francisco, CA Great American
03/21/17 West Hollywood, CA Roxy Theatre
03/26/17 Glasgow, UK Tramway Theatre 6 Music
03/28/17 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
03/29/17 London, UK The Lexington
03/30/17 Bristol, UK Exchange
03/31/17 Leicester, UK The Musician
04/01/17 Brighton, UK Patterns
04/02/17 Norwich, UK Epic
04/03/17 Cambridge, UK Portland Arms
04/05/17 Liverpool, UK Magnet
04/06/17 Manchester, UK Gorilla
05/12/17 Brussels, Belgium Les Nuits Botanique
05/16/17 Aarhus, Denmark Atlas
05/17/17 Copenhagen, Denmark Lille Vega
07/21/17 Deer Shed Festival
Singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop looked into the still filtering in crowd for her in-store performance at local record shop The Electric Fetus and immediately noticed it was mostly male, up to that point anyway.
The Santa Rosa, CA native was playing a proper show that night at the Cedar Cultural Center but stopped by to meet fans and play a four-song, twenty-minute acoustic performance. Her latest release is Memories for Now (on Sub Pop Records), her first new solo release in five years, after previous albums re-working older songs and a duets album with Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam.
2014’s ‘City Bird’ is a favorite, similar in its fragility to Laura Marling, early Suzanne Vega, or Joni Mitchell, with image-inducing smart lyrics and carefully plucked chords. Warning she might mess her last song up, as she hadn’t played it in a while, ‘Murder of Birds’ followed ‘City Bird’, maybe foretelling the fate of the urban bird that had lost its way.
The song was played without error, much to Hoop’s relief as she smiled following, thanked everyone for coming out, and hoped she’d us all later at the evening show, before taking to the counter to sign and meet fans.
After a couple West Coast dates, Jesca Hoop takes flight to Europe for a more extensive tour; and for her, more memories of now.
Jesca Hoop in-store performance at Electric Fetus, Minneapolis (14 March 2017)