AlunaGeorge, Arcade Fire, Beck, Blood Orange, Bo Ningen, Chance The Rapper, Courtney Barnett, Fishbone, Flosstradamus, Lana Del Rey, Little Dragon, Motorhead, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Poolside, STRFKR, Surfer Blood, The 1975, The Naked and Famous, Trombone Shorty, Zoe
Bombay Bicycle Club, Cage The Elephant, Capital Cities, CHVRCHES, Foxygen, Foster The People, Future Islands, Julian Casablancas, Kid Cudi, Laura Mvula, Lorde, Muse, Nas & Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, Sleigh Bells, Temples, The Internet, Unlocking The Truth, White Lies, Young & Sick
Aloe Blacc, Austra, Bastille, Bonobo, Broken Bells, Bryan Ferry, Dum Dum Girls, Ellie Goulding, Girl Talk, GOAT, Grouplove, Haim, Jagwar Ma, Kate Nash, MS MR, Neko Case, Outkast, Shlohmo, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Replacements, Tom Odell, Waxahatchee, Woodkid
Though based here and a frequent performer around town, Tuesday night at the Troubadour marked the proper headline debut for Lo-Fang. The sold out room—-admittedly, the numbers probably skewed a bit with industry types curious to check out the buzz—-though there are burgeoning pockets of wooing early adopter fangirls—-hosted a compact 45-minute 10-song set. Musically tight and set list on point (much of the new LP, Blue Film, plus his two cheeky reconstructions of Ginuwine and Grease soundtrack tunes), clearly the recent stint opening for Lorde has honed their chops.
Performing as a three-piece, Matthew Hemerlein is bolstered by a duo behind him on drums/laptop and keys/percussion, with just the right mix of Ableton backing tracks. The live show imbues the studio versions of Blue Film with warmth and occasional surprising muscle. Live drums in particular give the tunes some vital oomph.