Jarvis Cocker at Webster Hall New York, April 23rd
He's not Jesus, but he has the same initials. He's not Mick Jagger, but he has the same sex appeal: Jarvis Cocker, the third power in the Brit pop triumvirate of the late Nineties visited us hipsters in downtown New York for the first time in nearly a decade for a delightful night at Webster Hall. The man is full of himself, songs like "One Man Show" and "From A to I" suggest, but he still has it - the nerdy Michael Jackson moves, the long limbs and lascivious stride, the voice, the britness. He's commanding the audience, backed by a great band. Highlights included his new single "Don't let him waste your time" and "Cunts are still running the world". Other times, some of the songs were almost cheesy, but I guess that's okay, John Lennon was allowed to do that, too. We recommend Jarvis highly for the British Preservation Society. Give the man a medal, Liz, he's a walking advertisment for England.