KING PRINCESS - CHICAGO 2019

February 10, 2020 – 5:32 am

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KING PRINCESS
Chicago 2019 [no label, 1CD]

Lollapalooza. Live at Grant Park, Chicago, IL; August 1, 2019. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Nicole Blackwood; chicagotribune.com:

Because King Princess’ music is often highly digitized, the most cynical Lolla attendee might wonder whether her set was worth seeing. But King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) is, by nature, a performer, and the way she moves onstage, her come-hither tug-of-war with the audience, is half the fun. Everything she says is sultry, everything she does appears spontaneous.

A cardboard-looking couch figured as part of her stage, and after remarking on it, she climbed atop it, straddling the armrest. Beginning with “Upper West Side,” a song from her 2018 EP, she proved herself a cocky performer for someone without a full-length album - and the shtick worked, luring the audience in, holding them there. A personality cult, for even those unfamiliar with her personality (brash and bold and very, very gay)

In one introduction, she said, “I’m going to ask you go through a crisis with me on this one, but I know you gays know about that.” Only a few cheers - the Lolla crowd was not the queer twenty-somethings that flock to a normal King Princess concert. But by the time the song, an unreleased track, started playing, it didn’t matter; they were putty in her hands. That’s the thing about Straus: she can manifest the audience she wants and win them over simultaneously. The musician is the music, as much as the reverse is also true.

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In October 2019, King Princess released her debut studio album, Cheap Queen.

The album was written chronologically, with Straus stating that she named the album Cheap Queen after the drag term for a queen that is “resourceful, making something out of not very much”. While Straus started her career with songs like “1950″ and “Pussy Is God”, The Guardian remarked that she swaps out those “queer pop anthems for understated ballads”. Straus explained that the album’s sound came about as she was “dealing with the most vulnerable year of my life” after the popularity of “1950″, as she was under “complete stress and anxiety, and not knowing what to do with myself or with my body, and then also being in love”. - wikipedia

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Track 01. Upper West Side 4:46
Track 02. Useless Phrases */Cheap Queen * 4:06
Track 03. Prophet * 5:09
Track 04. Tough on Myself * 4:11
Track 05. Ain’t Together * 3:29
Track 06. Trust Nobody */Pussy Is God 8:57
Track 07. Maybe It Will Change 3:38
Track 08. Pieces of Us 4:04
Track 09. 1950 3:51
Track 10. Talia 5:09
Track 11. Ohio 5:59
54 mins

* Tracks from Cheap Queen.

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  1. 9 Responses to “KING PRINCESS - CHICAGO 2019”

  2. thanks

    By Steven on Feb 10, 2020

  3. Rumor has it this is a young lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Feb 10, 2020

  4. Hey Anti , you still with us or just lying low cause of all the jew bastards and coon lovers here ? Anyway what do you think of them stupid rumors of Tom Brady goin to the cowboys? As much as i want them to part ways with hi yeller Prescott Brady ain’t the fuckin answer at 42 years old . Prescott wants 40 fuckin million a season. That hi yeller is smoking some bad ass weed or is just insane. He is ina inaccurate with his passes and too stupid to read defenses . Jerrah neendcto kick his black ass to the curb and figure out how to trade up and get Joe Burrow in the draft . He’s better than Dak and most importantly he’s white

    By Derrick on Feb 10, 2020

  5. She looks like she could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch.

    By Scaromouch on Feb 10, 2020

  6. This should give Swappers an erection , along with Billie Ellish

    By CJ on Feb 10, 2020

  7. It seems like you can’t express certain opinions here without getting blasted by the fucking liberals . I agree with Derrick ‘ anti , disher and the rest . America is getting too dark . Too many black football and basketball players . I can’t relate to that showboat bullshit either. And I don’t believe that blacks should marry whites . There I’ve said it so shoot me .

    By Jeremy on Feb 10, 2020

  8. BANG BANG BANG !!!

    By E L U on Feb 10, 2020

  9. My son attended this concert and told me that she was fantastic. He had never heard of her. He also liked a band called The Nude Party that performed at Lollapalooza and The Idles also….see if you can find those two sets to share.

    By Rick on Feb 10, 2020

  10. Not my thing, but I was glad to give it a listen.

    The troll is talking to himself again. Boring.

    By Eric on Feb 10, 2020

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