The shows that hellraising country hussy Neko Case has been doing on her current U.S. tour are so hot lately, that on more than one occasion she has been forced to remove her top to avoid fainting. Or so she claims. "It's either perform half-nude or call the paramedics,' deadpans Case with clinical seriousness. "You're sometimes forced to make these difficult choices onstage.' With close pal Kelly Hogan now on-board and providing the double-dares, there's no telling what sort of medical emergencies might ensue when they appear together at the Horseshoe.
"We haven't yet worked out all the details of what we'll be doing,' says Case. "If she asks me to sing with her, I'll probably forget all my parts as soon as I'm onstage. You'll see me standing there staring at her like one of her deranged 35-year-old male fans.
"But honestly, I can't wait to do these shows with her. Kelly embodies a lot of my own sensibilities -- she's smart, funny, foxy and filthy, too. That girl can not only sing like crazy, she knows all the best tunes. She's like the icing and I'm the... um... hot dog. It's going to be a frosted hot dog of a show.' TP
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