After six years performing solo as Teepee, Erix S. Laurent is trying something new. The 25-year-old Miami native, formerly known as Eric Lopez-Zareno, is bolstering the one-man act with a band.
Although she’s been to Miami before, Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, is still shocked that it is part of the good ol’ U.S. of A. “I get astounded at how varied the United States are, that we have this tropical paradise,” she explains. (Clearly this quote predates this past weekend’s cannibalism incident.)
On the tail-end of a spring tour behind her third and latest album, Strange Mercy, Clark will perform at The Stage, in the Design District, on Thursday, May 31.
Two years after the band’s last appearance in Miami, Wilco returned for an electrifying, 27-song, two-hour marathon at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
Openers Purling Hiss from Philadelphia set the stage for a high-energy night with their own brand of guitar-driven ’90s alt-rock. They began with one of their more subdued tracks, “Voices”, a lazy summer-day rocker from their six-song EP Lounge Lizards. Yet, by the end of a seven-song set, the trio was in full-on jam mode with the screeching guitar solos from “Run from the City” earning a modest roar from the crowd.
Then Wilco came on, and the roar reached a new level.
Bright lights and gauzy smoke made for a dreamy Tuesday night at the Fillmore, with Baltimore’s atmospheric Beach House playing to a mostly packed house.
The show began with Zomes, the one-man band of Asa Osborne, formerly of Baltimore’s Lungfish. The experimental keyboardist sat front and center for a psychadelic, if somewhat monotonous, set of repetitive synth and drum beats. The crowd was still filing in at this point and those that were there waited patiently for the main act, giving the opener a courteous applause when his performance was over.