Tuesday night in New York City was anything but ordinary, as the lights dimmed at Terminal 5 and the stage made way for three phenomenal female musicians (each with their own unique veracity, verve, and vivacity). A lineup that came as a surprise to some, read as a magical medley of rock/pop/indie/alt power to others--the trio was led by Flint Eastwood, fused by Lights, and completed by PVRIS.
Those who were lucky enough to witness the spectacle know that it was a showcase of power and raw talent. To put the evening into words succinctly is impossible. Flint, whose set was robbingly short, got the crowd hyped like very few openers are able to do. She had a weight about her that was heavy enough to silence the crowd with a hush and a simple gesture, but airy enough to have everyone singing and swaying along with her antics and lyrics.
Lights was simply stunning (although there is nothing simple about her--from her complex lyrics to impossibly catchy tunes, she has a way of shining brighter than anyone else in a room). She's endearing and full of character, breaking down the (often confined) barrier between artist and fan. Troves of screaming girls carried her through new songs like "Moonshine"--off her fourth studio album Skin & Earth (Warner Bros. Records, 2017)--effortlessly.
PVRIS finished the evening off supporting their second studio album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell (Rise, 2017). It was surreal to hear the echoes of their lyrics roaring through the venue, and at times hard to hear over signing fans (who seemed to fill in droves of chorus before the lead singer, Lynn Gunn, could belt them out). A spectacle of all that is right in music right now, and all that is to come in the future, the lineup is one of sheer awesomeness.
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