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[Review] Keane, August 10 at Riverside Theatre, Backstage Blogger

Big thanks to Triple M for the Ingrid Michaelson/Keane tickets, Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, 8/10/10. We were able to congregate with Keane for their sound check in the afternoon. Tom Chaplin was a great host, personable, kind, and very welcoming. Tim Rice-Oxley won my heart after the sound check chatting about the tour, enjoying their visit to the States, etc. Rice-Oxley won my heart even more at the show as the most physical keyboard player I have ever seen.
But, honestly, Ingrid Michaelson pretty much stole the show...as the opening act! She and her band truly seemed to love what they were doing. They had great energy and her use of the ukulele was absolutely endearing. They closed by covering Britney Spears' Toxic and I now cannot get that darn song out of my head!! The band does a charmingly choreographed routine to the song in the end. Here is a version that someone caught at their show in NJ. Truly a great evening with two great bands connecting with their fans and not taking themselves too seriously! And, I have to offer a shout-out to Mo's Irish Pub on W. Wisconsin. Magen Snipas is, by far, the best bartender I have come across and I think we convinced her to move to Madison!! Thanks again Triple M! --Melissa Amos-Landgraf

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