Okay okay, I just saw Twin Sister at The Echo on Friday February 3rd: Â pace yourselvesÂ because the lineup was so great that I have a lot to say about each band and the entireÂ experience. Talkdemonic was an excellent and strong start to the show. The lights werenâ€™t the only thing amazing going onÂ with their set, their purely instrumental songs were like a brilliant breath of fresh airÂ to the ears. This Portland duo uses violin, drums, and concertina toÂ create a carefully constructed garage-indie-electro-rock infused with classicalÂ sound. Their sound was purely unique and impressive;Â I enjoyed every minute of it.
TheyÂ were followed up by Ava Luna, originally from New York. Â I got into their set more after the 1st orÂ 2nd song. Theyâ€™ve got soul with some doo-wop in their sound. Â They reminded me a little ofÂ Fitz and the Tantrums but slower paced and with vocals that are more soulful. Their vocals makeÂ you feel as if youâ€™re traveling back in time, but the music is infiltrated with spacey sounds. This is the type of band that will grow on you, especially if you dig bands with the oldÂ school vibes. Â After both opening bands sets it was so clear why the show was sold out. Twin Sister hadnâ€™t even gone on yet and both bands brought it to the table in their ownÂ ways.
Last but not least, Twin Sister got on stage. Â They have a way of performing withÂ the same amount of elegance that is presented in their music. Not only do they soundÂ incredible live, but they have a good stage presence. Â The lead singer has certainÂ mannerisms throughout her performance and with these simple hand motions she is able toÂ suggest a tenderness about herself and the music to the audience. If you enjoy theirÂ albums I suggest you see their live show sometime when they are in your town. Â This showÂ was more than likely sold out simply for Twin Sister alone and the other awesome bandsÂ were like bonuses on a chocolate sundae. They had the crowd dancing along with them theÂ whole time and they even stuck around to meet their fans at the merch table afterward. A class act through and through. Â They had a semi-acoustic encore which was wonderful.Â Twin Sister is aÂ dreamy band indeed. Â My friend saw a girl getting hit in the face by another girl and actually saw two people faint–this girl in the middle and a guy stage-left who took a stage light with him as he fell. They were the unlucky ones who didnâ€™t get to see the whole show.
So there is my recap. Â Hope you give eachÂ of these bands a listen.
Photo and review by Erynne Miller