Ingrid Michaelson Performs in Austin, Texas

Ingrid Michaelson Performs at Stubb's In Austin

Photos by Albert Jimenez

     Under a full moon with her awesome band, @Ingridmusic rocked it at Stubb’s in Austin. Even though she was just here for SXSW in March (playing the Perez Hilton Party at Austin Music Hall), she sold out this show! With her cute french-braided long red locks, sexy leather tank and black boots, she flirted with the crowd on several occasions, calling them “sassy” when they yelled out random compliments. She had tons of fun with her band mates by coercing them to make a dramatic stage entrance impersonating a popular celeb sIngrid Michaelson Performs at Stubb's In Austinhe chose (Paula Deen, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum) which was hilarious! The crowd fave was obviously when the band played a polka-style version of her epic song, “You & I” (have to mix it up when you perform nightly) which was creative and fun for fans. The indie pop singer-songwriter of course pleased the crowd with her famous lyrics ( “I’ll buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair”) in defining relationship songs where she bares her soul in  “Be Ok”, “The Way I Am”, “You and I”, “Maybe” and new chart-climbing smash hit “Girls Chase Boys”. With the gender neutral love story, the lyrics are emotional, genuine and relatable-“All The Broken Hearts In The World Still Beat/Let’s Not Make It Harder Than It Has To Be/It’s All The Same Thing/Girls Chase Boys Chase Girls”. With the sexiness, cleavage and looks of a young Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) in her new video for “Girls Chase Boys”,  an homage to Robert Palmer, she appeals to a new ever finicky music audience.

“Girls Chase Boys'”started out as a break up song but took on a deeper meaning as I continued writing,” said Michaelson. “More than just being about my experience, its focus shifted to include the idea that, no matter who or how we love, we are all the same. The video takes that idea one step further and attempts to turn stereotypical gender roles on their head. Girls don’t exclusively chase boys, we all know this. We all chase each other and in the end we are all chasing after the same thing: love.” Ingrid Michaelson Performs at Stubb's In Austin The multi-instrumentalist (she plays Ukulele, piano, guitar, vocals) finds a new groove with Lights Out and predictably millions of new followers to add to her die-hard fan base. The sixth album debuted with a bang last month including No. 1 on the Billboard Indie chart and has received great critical reviews. There are only three questions: 1) What is your favorite Ingrid song?  2) Will she be coming back again in two months? 3) Will I ever get this song out of my head?


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