All right, settle down, Sparky. Didn’t mean to make you think I was doling out all expenses paid vacations to actually see Neko Case in Amsterdam. On a reporter’s salary? In this economy? Please! That’s crazy talk. But what I can do, at least, is give you the poor man’s consolation prize — this link to Fab Channel’s webcast of the upcoming show at Amsterdam’s Paradiso.
This month’s Paste cover girl, who grew up in Tacoma but now kicks it in Tucson, Ariz., is bound to play some fresh, new cuts from her forthcoming disc, “Middle Cyclone.” Fab Channel spokesman Victor van Ommen tells me you’ll be able to catch the performance live around 7 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 22). But for those who plan to sleep in, after a night of Wintergrassin’ or whatever, the show will be archived for on-demand viewing. Who knows? Maybe I’ll have some code and imbed a couple of songs here. Stay tunes.