Anyone who’s seen Elf knows Zooey Deschanel has a damn fine set of pipes. Hearing her with M. Ward as She & Him on their debut Volume I, it is pretty much unmistakable that the girl can sing. I was a little curious as to whether or not her voice would transfer well to a live setting. That is, until I saw the above video from She & Him’s performance at SXSW.
As most of us know, touring acts with a considerable draw that are booked to play Mercy Lounge tend to move their performances to Cannery (The Raconteurs, et al.). Not so with tonight's show. According to the folks at Mercy, this one ain’t moving (apparently due to the preference of the artists). Good luck getting in, though. The show sold out pretty swiftly, and I know more than a few folks who are trying to track down a ticket.