Ingrid Michaelson – the TLA, Philadelphia

At the TLA on Sunday night, I expected to hear a tight set of beautiful indie folk pop. What I didn’t expect was for Ingrid Michaelson to have me in stitches throughout her entire set. Her stage banter is truly second to none due to the fact that she is a self-proclaimed ham. She made it known that Philadelphia is a city she holds near and dear since it’s the first place she played outside of hometown New York. She was amazed and excited to pack out the TLA when her first show in Philadelphia was held at the Tin Angel, a small second floor space, playing to about 65 people.

Michaelson totally owned the place and had the crowd wrapped around her laser fingers (pictured), having them agree to someday attend a show of hers in ball gowns and tuxedos. Her beautiful voice transfixed the audience until she begged them to sing along: “If you don’t sing along, you’re making me unhappy and bitter.” The audience happily obliged, singing along to everything from hit single “The Hat” to album favorites “Die Alone” and “Breakable” and spontaneous covers of “Edelweiss” and the “Full House” theme song a cappella. The “Full House” theme song sing along was followed by a series of trivia questions in the vein of Ingrid’s quest for the “Full House” house.

Ingrid Michaelson is most definitely someone you want to see live. If gorgeous vocals, sweet lyrics and a well-played ukulele aren’t your thing (I don’t even want to talk to you if that’s the case), then you’re sure to fall in love with Ingrid Michaelson based on personality and wit alone. She’s the kind of person you immediately want to be best friends with, and for that, we should all be highly jealous of her guitarist and “musical sister” Allie Moss ( pictured below). You can catch Michaelson on tour throughout the summer (dates below), opening for Dave Matthews Band on select dates, ending the summer with Austin City Limits. Make it your business to see one of the most entertaining and talented artists in today’s industry.

Allie Moss, more photos @ flickr

Set List:
01. Die Alone
02. Breakable
03. Overboard
04. The Chain
05. Far Away
06. Edelweiss
07. Tour Song
08. Be OK
09. Giving Up
10. The Hat
11. Right Here Waiting (Richard Marx) w/ opener Greg Laswell
12. The Way I Am
13. Keep Breathing
14. “Who’s The Boss” & “Full House” theme songs
15. Oh What A Day

01. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
02. Something More

Tour Dates:
Jun 04 – Louisville KY / Headliners
Jun 05 – Chicago IL / Park West
Jun 06 – Minneapolis MN / Fine Line Music Cafe
Jun 07 – Madison WI / Barrymore Theater
Jun 09 – Nashville TN / Exit/In
Jun 10 – Atlanta GA / Variety Playhouse
Jun 11 – Orlando FL / The Social
Jun 12 – St. Petersburg FL / State Theatre
Jun 14 – Birmingham AL / City States Festival
Jun 16 – Greenville SC / Handlebar
Jun 17 – Carrboro NC / Cat’s Cradle
Jun 18 – Richmond VA / Toad’s Place
Jun 19 – Towson MD / Recher Theatre
Jun 20 – New York NY / Terminal 5
Jun 22 – San Francisco CA / Golden Gate Festival
Jun 23 – Anaheim CA / House of Blues
Jun 24 – Los Angeles CA / El Rey Theatre
Jun 25 – San Diego CA / House of Blues
Jun 26 – Tucson AZ / Club Congress
Jun 28 – Salt Lake City UT / Avalon Theater
Jul 01 – Kansas City MO / The Beaumont Club
Jul 02 – St. Louis MO / The Pageant
Jul 03 – Milwaukee WI / Summerfest
Jul 06 – Rothbury MI / Rothbury Festival
Jul 13 – Philadelphia PA / WXPN Festival
Jul 20 – Denver CO / Mile High Festival
Jul 22 – Omaha NE / Qwest Center *
Jul 25 – Noblesville IN / Verizon Wireless Music Center *
Jul 26 – Noblesville IN / Verizon Wireless Music Center *
Jul 29 – Columbus OH / Crew Stadium *
Jul 30 – Cuyahoga Falls OH / Blossom Music Center *
Aug 23 – Staten Island, NY / Edgewater Festival
Aug 26 – Binghamton NY / Anderson Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 31 – Seattle WA / Bumbershoot Festival
Sep 26 – Austin TX / Austin City Limits Festival

* w/ Dave Matthews Band

Ingrid Michaelson: website | myspace | Hotel Café photos
Original Recordings: website


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