At SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Thu., Dec. 8.
She didn’t take the stage until close to midnight, but Mr Little Jeans CQ delivered a sweet — if short — performance at the SOhO Restaurant & Music Club last Thursday night. Clad in a black dress, braided-back hair, and dramatic sparkly high-heels, Birkenes offered no cheap thrills and focused mostly on the music. She danced around the stage with moves similar to Mick Jagger or Lorde and seemed to be having as much fun as the audience.
While she didn’t talk much, Birkenes did recall how her last show in the area was the only one her mom has seen. “Last time I was here at this venue, I had a really good time,” she said.
The set highlight was her cover of “The Suburbs,” simply because people already knew the words. Still, the crowd danced and swayed to her ’80s-inspired synth-pop jams the entire night.
Under the Christmas wreaths and twinkling lights inside the venue, the show’s easygoing vibe felt perfect, as the crowd was mostly made up of people who already knew each other. It honestly seemed more like a house concert, making it an intimate, delightful evening.
When I approached Birkenes post-show, I was greeted with a bear hug and compliments, proving that this pop princess is just as humble as she is talented.