On a weekend trip to Leipzig, I stumbled into a Julia Holter show unexpectedly at UT Connewitz. My friend Laura took some nice photos and I got a setlist after the show. I parlayed this into another feature for Decoder Magazine. It was a great show and a lot of fun to put this concert review together.

Though the set certainly focused on The Loud City Song material, Holter also threw in a healthy dose of 2012’s Ekstasis. At one point in the evening, she revealed that it was the first time she was playing her keyboard – probably the result of the not-so-glamorous life of touring. “I shouldn’t have told you that,” she laughed. “It’s not bad… I just need to tame it.”

So that’s just a little taste of the feature. Even if my contributions aren’t your cup of tea, Decoder has some great writing that is very worth checking out.


Set list:
1. “Green Wild”
2. “Maxims I”
3. “Horns Surrounding Me”
4. “Marienbad”
5. “Four Gardens”
6. “City Appearing”
7. “This is a True Heart”
8. “Maxims II”
9. “In the Same Room”
10. “Goddess Eyes” (Encore)
[Photos by Laura Figueroa]