Photos by Michael Alan Goldberg
The Kills play Neumo's next Thursday, May 15th. Miss it at your own peril.
The Kills, well...they flat-out killed the sold-out crowd at Johnny Brenda's here in Philadelphia over the weekend, as singer-guitarists Jamie "Hotel" Hince and Alison "VV" Mosshart (plus their trusty drum machine) unleashed one sexy, sinewy, sweaty, swaggering tune after another. This pair owns a room like few others can: Way-cool Hince staggering around the stage, kicking his amp to create feedback to go along with his taut riffs; raven-haired Mosshart -- all primal, midnight rock 'n roll intensity -- prowling the stage like a panther, pouring her guts into the microphone and her own wiry guitar lines. Supermodel Kate Moss -- who's currently dating Hince -- stood nearby, watching the set unfold, but most eyes in the room were riveted to the Kills, not her. As it should be.