St. Lucia’s recently released album Matter has had fans of the band excited to see them live and the band produced at Upstate Concert Hall. Jean-Philip Grobler brought a ton of energy to the stage, jumping all over it throughout the set. The set list was split between both of their albums, but newer hits “Dancing on Glass” and “Physical” seemed to get the crowd most excited. The light show was wild and went right along with the synth and drum heavy songs the band continuously pumped out. “September” had a great intro that let the band show off what they could do. “Elevate” closed the evening out with the entire venue jumping in unison letting the rest of the energy they had left all on the floor of the venue.
Tigertown opened the evening with music that took its cues from new wave, much like St. Lucia. The Australian based band easily won the crowd over with great harmonies and lots of energy. At times there was a darker edge around the music that made them pop just a little extra. Their short set only gave a taste of what this band is capable of and by years’ end they should be able to be making strides in the industry.
Article: Bryan Lasky