Live Review: Lisa Marie Presley at Slim’s

Lisa Marie Presley review: Staying in neutral: Aidin Vaziri | Midway through her stop-and-go concert at Slim’s on Sunday night, Lisa Marie Presley offered any potentially disappointed fans in the audience a bit of consolation. “It sounds better than sound check,” she said. “Sound check sucked.” You don’t expect such humility from someone with such rich rock ‘n’ roll blood running through her veins. But Presley, as in the only child of Elvis, doesn’t seem too hung up on expectations. In town as part of a brief tour to promote her third album – and first in seven years – “Storm and Grace,” the 44-year-old former wife of Nicolas Cage and Michael Jackson appeared refreshingly apprehensive onstage. Wearing a sensible black blazer while the rest of her five-piece band was dressed for a Gypsy wedding, Presley spent most of the evening clutching a microphone much too close to her face, halfheartedly tapping a tambourine on her hip and, well, apologizing. “This is a very confused tour,” she said shortly after announcing the final song some 40-minutes into the set, to a chorus of boos from the comfortable but not nearly packed venue. “We’re doing the best we can.”
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