8:30am on Tuesday morning I’m searching for my sunglasses in a hotel room that wasn’t mine, slowly finding my way to the elevator, walking briskly through the lobby of the Avalon Hotel as if I didn’t belong there (by means of income and preferred shoe style, I sure as hell didn’t) and walked out the door and to join the steady pedestrian highway of Manhattan commuters on their way into work. As unorthodox of a way it was to start my Tuesday morning, it was the proper ending to a fun night that all began with Meg Myers throwing a great party at the Webster Hall Studio the night before.
Having made her way from Tennessee to L.A., Meg Myers is making a name for herself in the pop-rock genre with her seductive vocal style on top of a edgy alternative rock foundation. While her style may be more on the pop side, her core is a harder, edgier, raunchier musical personality dying to break through to anyone willing to take a trip down the rabbit hole with her and her equally talented band mates. Her subtly aggressive demeanor is a refreshing change that we’ve been used to seeing in pop rock in recent years, as a new wave of feminism and power in music is coming forth with artists like Meg, who’s natural beauty is backed up by her on-stage persona.
Though her set was on the shorter end, just grazing the one-hour mark, her energy fueled show kicked off with “Curbstomp” and “Adelaide.” The core of her set was built around her increasingly popular songs that showcase her dynamic ability as a singer, bass player, and performer, including “Say Nothing,” “Sorry,” and the incredibly raw, powerful, and sexualized “Desire.” While her set was short, it was equally as energizing and intense, so it was a fresh alternative experience seeing her come out for her only encore song with a hauntingly beautiful acoustic “Morning After” to end the night. Although her talent was clear to anyone who’s seen her live, Meg’s range of song styles throughout the set is her best asset, as it took everyone on a musical roller coaster from seductive to vocally explosive. Her style of pop rock will hopefully keep diversifying and will reach even more ears when her upcoming debut full length album Sorry hits digital shelves very soon.
Article: Tom Shackleford
Photos: Michael DiGiovanni