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Yelle: Dance or Die

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Posted by teibs On March - 19 - 2009

yelle@ZackTeibloom Meet Yelle, Juliet Budet, the adorable French pixie who has the distinction of being the only performer I’ve ever seen get a room full of hipsters dancing before happy hour. Not just nodding heads. Shaking it.

Yelle is a feminized version of the acronym YEL, “You enjoy life.” Spend any time at her shows and you certainly will. The packed room at Maggie Mae’s was only treated to half hour of enjoying life due to the difficulty of getting a 12-piece band off-stage before her three piece dance party, but the half hour was the highlight of the day.

Coupled by two guys in her bands wearing black shirts with pink writing saying “DANCE OR DIE,” (Which I must say, I prefer to “vote or die”) the little bundle of joy was hopping around stage, leading the indie rock world in a simple dance. Left hand up. right hand up. Overhead clap. Slowly bring both hands down. Repeat.

She’d yell “Come on Austin, let’s get crazy!” before songs and “Merci beaucoup” after. Her Saturday show at Emo’s is now a must-attend. Get your flasiest dance clothes ready. I’ll be in my Z-Ray outfit. Until then, get her 2007 album Pop-Up. Merci beaucoup. 9.4/10

Photo by Chris Robinson

2 Responses

  1. kibbe Said,

    Best part of her shows I caught in NYC: “NEWWW JOORRKKK ARE JOO READDY TO DANCE YOUR ESSSESSS OFF?!!??!?!”

    Her DayGlo orange sneakers were pretty freaking amazing, too.

    Yelle makes me so happy to be alive I can’t even handle it. Definitely a must see!!!

    Posted on March 19th, 2009 at 10:07 am

  2. Festival Crashers » Blog Archive » Zack’s Concert Leaderboard 2.0 Said,

    […] Jamie Lidell, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Local Natives, Florence and the Machines, Metric, Yelle, Gnarls […]

    Posted on May 12th, 2010 at 11:00 am

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