Amour Obscur at The Knitting Factory
I always appreciate it when a band has special guests on stage who actually do something. It leads to more interesting photos of course, but it also shows that the band understands that they are putting on a performance, not just playing music. After all, I can simply listen to their album if I just want to listen to their music.
Amour Obscur definitely know that they're putting on a show. They dance with the audience and then shoot confetti at them. Now that's what I call effort! Amour Obscur are the whole cabaret experience, not just the music, and are a total blast.
Amour Obscur at Bar Matchless
Amour Obscur may have a modern take on the cabaret musical style, but only so modern. They kept the good parts such as the lack of modern electric instruments, the at times garish theatrics, and of course the outfits. On the other hand, they cover "Tainted Love", a song which does fit in rather well with the rest of their music. Their songs have all sorts of crazy energy and really get the audience movin' (meaning "dancing", not "out the door").