The Presets, Dragonette and Classixx Review - Dance Music Rocks The Avalon


Dragonette rocking the Avalon in Hoollywood

Last Tuesday evening, the Avalon in Hollywood turned into a full-blown dance utopia thanks in part to music from Classixx, Dragonette and The Presets.

L.A. based dance duo Classixx

The Los Angeles based duo Classixx took the sage first. Decked out in all-white outfits, the band took the stag and offered a sexy blend of disco, new wave, funk, house, and indie rock.  Despite of being a local act the pair, who shared the stage the previous night with Holy Ghost, proved that they can command a crowd as much as any headliner.  The duo performed their debut-hit single, "I'll Get You" and the crowd went wild. They continued with racks from their new release Hanging Gardens, as well as well a remix of Phoenix's “Lisztomania.” It was clear from he beginning that his was going be noteworthy concert.

Canadian electropop outfit Dragonete

Next came Canadian electropop outfit, Dragonette. Singer Martina Sorbara wooed the audience with her distinctive springy vocals and her quirky disposition. Their live renditions of “Animale" and “Run Run Run" kept the crowd hot on their toes. Sorbara rocked a more relaxed appearance this time with jeans and a loose t-shirt, a change from her past dark and edgy garb. yet her vocals were as crisp as ever. Their hour-long set reached its peak when they performed their Martin Dolveig collaboration, “Hello.”  Suddenly, the audience began to sing along and all you saw was hands and bodies bobbing up and down. No doubt it was an electrifying performance.

Sydney's electro duo The Presets

Sydney’s The Presets closed the night with a rousing set that left most of the audience drenched in sweat and a big smile on their face. Armed with LCD screens and an impressive light and laser show, the duo doused the audience with high-energy and outstanding tunes. They performed most of the tracks from their last release Pacifica. Although the pair has been touring relentlessly, their performance that night was charged good vibes and unparalleled dynamism. When they started "Fast Seconds”, the crowd danced in unison with euphoric glee. Tracks from their previous works like “Girl And The Sea” and Apocalypso’s “This Boy’s In Love” had the crowd in a relentless trance that didn't end until the last note was played. Even when the music ended, the adrenaline from the show was still flowing. Music goers walked out talking about what an amazing show they just witnessed.


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