Non-COMM Recap: Nicole Atkins turned on the glam downstairs

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Nicole Atkins | Photo by Cameron Pollack
Nicole Atkins | Photo by Cameron Pollack

New Jersey native Nicole Atkins performed songs from her latest LP Slow Phaser, commanding the stage in a floor length black cape / gown ensemble with gold sequins and landing somewhere between Grace Slick and Florence Welch.  Atkins’ new material explores the depths of disco through alternating gothic, pop and psychedelic angles, a large step away from her earlier, folkier sound.  The crowd was happy to sing along with the chorus to “Cool People,” and danced right along with Atkins during the feel-good “Girl You Look Amazing,” two songs that hit at the core message of Slow Phaser both sonically and lyrically.  Check out photos below and listen to the set in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player).

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