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Santigold at the Warfield in San Francisco 05.21.09


Santigold at the Warfield, San Francisco, 05.21.09

Santigold at the Warfield, San Francisco, 05.21.09

I just got back from seeing the Santigold show at the Warfield and I have to say, Santi has come a long way from the first time I saw her perform in NY, before her album released, at Corio. Rather than playing to a small intimate crowd in a downtown NY restaurant, Santigold packed the Warfield, a place as full of history, as it was with people there to see Santi shine.

Santigold at the Warfield, San Francisco, 05.21.09

Santigold at the Warfield, San Francisco, 05.21.09

True to her name, she and her dancers were decked in metallic gold – and yes, she was wearing the Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Metro Attitude Highs to match! She played with a band, and not a DJ, which is refreshing. There were no distractions or bells & whistles, just good, solid music with lots of heart and energy. The vibe you get from a live band is irreplaceable – a sound that no DJ could replicate (sorry, but it’s true when it comes to live music).

Santigold at the Warfield, San Francisco, 05.21.09

Santigold at the Warfield, San Francisco, 05.21.09

Santi’s voice has hints of many great ladies that came before her –  a bit of Siouxsie Sioux’s charm, some of Xene’s punk attitude, Tina Turner’s sass and Pauline Black’s strength – all of these combine to form the majesty that is Santigold. Not only is she a ground breaking musician, she’s a positive role model for women – strong independent beautiful “a lady” and so positive – she lights up a room. And her dancers, as she said herself, are “bad ass bitches!” Those ladies have presence like no other, and they can dance! They flank Santi and don’t do anything to detract, rather, they make her shine brighter.

Check out the clip below to get an idea of what the show was like…more clips coming over the weekend!


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3 Responses to “Santigold at the Warfield in San Francisco 05.21.09”

  1. ladylexx ladylexx says:

    Great write up! And you hit us with almost 9 minutes of video!? Yay!

  2. Isis Nicole Isis Nicole says:

    Talented, inspirational, and beautiful…gotta love the baddass lady santi!

  3. d. says:

    I worked that show! It was def. the best performance at the Warfield all year, imo. Her backup dancers were awesome, and Santigold was on it.

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