Live Review: Lush at The Roxy, April 25, 2016

Live Review: Lush at The Roxy, April 25, 2016

What’s another few days of waiting when your return is already 20 years in the making?  Originally slotted as the first U.S. date of their comeback, the traditional club warm up before Coachella, Lush’s gig Monday night at the Roxy ended up as their “warm down” show, their last date of this initial West Coast/Coachella tour, shuffled back to the end after a visa snafu delayed their arrival. 

Even before the first gloriously chorused chord is strummed, it’s clear the sell out room is won over. The love in the room is intense. A nice mix of well-preserved older scenester types and youngins pack the room to the gills. It’s almost bonus then, that the revered London band was able to rekindle their dreamy signature sound to great effect once again. The dueling guitars of Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson were right on point, the prior’s breezy vocals weaving through the miasma (though occasionally buried in the mix, wouldn’t have minded turning her up a bit). All in all, a tight, energetic set showcasing the wide range of sonics and song arrangements of their classic 4AD catalog.

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Coachella 2016 Photo Gallery: Saturday Weekend 2

Coachella 2016 Photo Gallery: Saturday Weekend 2

Algiers, Alvvays, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bat For Lashes, Chronixx, CHVRCHES, Cloves, Deerhunter, Disclosure, DMA’s, Ex Hex, Gary Clark Jr., Grimes, Guns N’ Roses, Halsey, Ice Cube, Rhye, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Run The Jewels, Silversun Pickups, The Arcs, Vince Staples, ZEDD, and Zella Day
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Coachella 2016 Photo Gallery: Friday Weekend 2

Coachella 2016 Photo Gallery: Friday Weekend 2

A$AP Rocky, Bob Moses, BØRNS, Carla Morrison, Christine and The Queens, Ellie Goulding, Foals, Goldroom, HÆLOS, HEALTH, Ibeyi, Jack Ü, Låpsley, LCD Soundsystem, M83, Mavis Staples, Mbongwana Star, Of Monsters and Men, Purity Ring, Rae Sremmurd, Robert DeLong, Savages, St. Germain, Sufjan Stevens, The Front Bottoms, The Kills, The Last Shadow Puppets, Volbeat, Years & Years
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Heads Up: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down This Friday @ The Regent Theater

Heads Up: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down This Friday @ The Regent Theater

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
with Seratones & Kera and the Lesbians
Friday Apr 29, 2016
The Regent Theater
8:00 PM
All Ages
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Check out the video for “Astonished Man,” lead single from the new Merrill Garbus-produced LP, A Man Alive below. (Also peep a cheeky Funny or Die clip featuring a dryly hilarious Thao & Merrill “discussing” their collab here.)


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