Draped head to toe in a black lace bodysuit, Grace Mitchell strutted around the stage of Mercury Lounge in a passionate musical fury. She grasped the mic like she was sucking the life out it, running her fingers through her thick curls and growling out lyrics like, “I’ve been drinking my delusions down,” and “I wish that I cared but it’s funny.” She looked like she stepped through a time machine and had come straight from partying with the punks of the late 80s/early 90s.
The barely-20-year-old songstress sold out the venue with friends from New York City and her hometown in Oregon. This was her first sold-out headlining show – the people who missed out on tickets for this should be very disappointed.
Opening the show that night was Frances Rose – sisters Sarah Frances and Michelle Rose. These sisters were adorable and worked well with each other on stage. Their pop-y electronic songs were catchy and fun and got the crowd dancing as they warmed up for Grace.
As Grace took the stage, she belted out grunge pop-rock tunes such as “Kids (Ain’t All Right),” “Now,” and “NoLo.” The audience sang back to her as she keeled over and basically vomited out her words all over the stage. Powerful doesn’t begin to describe her performance that night.
Grace Mitchell is not a force to be reckoned with. Anyone who has seen her in as small a venue as Mercury Lounge is lucky, because I don’t think she’ll be playing shows that small for much longer.
Article: Merissa Blitz