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Update: Patrick Krief, Round Two at Union Hall

by Melanie Wong

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After a wildly discordant show at Bowery Electric, Patrick Krief challenged me to an aural rematch, and I accepted! Luckily for my ears, he gave a quietly soulful performance last week at Union Hall, where he performed songs from Hundred Thousand Pieces—this time as a small bluegrass-y trio, as opposed to a six-piece dirty rock mega-force.

Most importantly, the sound quality was dead-on, and his vocals delightfully captivating. I'm glad Mr. Krief and I were able to meet again, and it’s safe to say that we can chalk up his Bowery Electric performance to an off night in the wrong space.