Under simple lighting, songstress Neko Case delivered an light and lively show. With a dim stage treatment, I broke out the fast primes and utilized VR to bring it home.
This show was super simple. Relatively low light and little movement on stage for the first three songs meant that Neko Case's performance was a straight forward assignment. With Case positioned at the mic, the choice in angles was basically stage right or stage left, or some small variation in between.
The singer was set back from the front of the stage by about a meter or so, which was a benefit for photography. A closer position would have meant more severe angles, so I was happy to see this slightly more forgiving setup. Neko Case holds here guitar relatively high, so I favored stage right for most of her set.
One small factor to consider for Neko Case was that her setup featured two guitar stands in front of her on either side. The Pageant's stage is relatively high, so this was a factor in choosing angles, but if you're covering this show at a venue with a lower stage, the stands shouldn't be much of an issue.
Opener Sarah Harmer was similarly a pretty straight forward shoot with no real tricks. If anything, I think she actually had slightly stronger lighting.
Here's a shot of the stage setup where you can see the video screen the tour uses: