On Tuesday, March 13, singer/producer Claire Boucher brought her electro-pop project Grimes to the 7th St. Entry in Minneapolis. Possibly the most anticipated show so far this year. A quick survey of Facebook and Twitter showed posts like “Can anybody get me into the Entry for Grimes, I’ll literally do anything.” Walking up to the concert there were fans lined up outside the entrance, some holding crudely constructed signs, trying to catch the eye of someone selling an extra ticket.
Since releasing her new album Visions in February, Grimes has been one of the most talked-about and exciting artists to impact 2012’s music scene. Beyond making a mostly great electro-dance record, Boucher is also endlessly quotable, giving incredibly candid interviews, saying what ever comes to mind. She is the perfect blend of artist and persona, making her worthy of being one of the most talked about musicians on the Internet.
When she took the stage at the Entry wearing a tank top, hoodie, and combat boots, she some how looked even younger than 23. The show stopped and started because of technical problems (“There is a flange or a phase over my vocals. I sound like a ghost.”) After a song and a half, the issues were fixed, no longer sounding ghostlike and you could hear her clear and beautiful falsetto ringing from the speakers.
4 notes | Permalink