Jade Bird Delights The Vevo Stage At Pelons For SXSW THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: JADE BIRD @ PELONS | SXSW 3/12/18
AUSTIN, TX- For most of our SXSW artist coverage, we’ll keep it relatively short and sweet. We have over 80 artists to cover, so cut us some slack! 😉 We’ll basically be formatting each post into two parts: (1) Why our contributor wanted to see this act and (2) what our contributor thought of the performance. Easy peasy. If you want to learn more about the act, make sure you click through to their social media links to get in the know. You won’t be disappointed!
Why I Wanted To See Jade Bird: My interest in the up and coming British singer-songwriter Jade Bird has steadily risen since I saw this video of her performing her single “Cathedral”.
Her pop infused folk music is everything I love about the genre, and I was eagerly looking forward to seeing her perform in Los Angeles. As fate would have it, I was unable to go to her performance at The Troubadour, so I made it a point that I would at least attend one of the many showcases that Jade Bird was scheduled to perform at. Her performance at Pelons for Vevo was the first of two times.
What I Thought Of Jade Bird’s Performance: I hadn’t had this Jade Bird performance “officially” marked in my calendar, but since Bully’s performance ended a little earlier than I had anticipated and since I was heading to the venue anyways to catch the act scheduled to perform after her, I was able to catch the last half of her performance.
Dressed in a bright red jumpsuit, and atop a stage that was a good 20 feet high, Jade was singing her melodic tunes with a bright smile on her face. In between songs, in her cute British accent, she would converse with the crowd with amiable banter that elicited genuine laughter from the crowd.
Clearly, having Jade Bird on my list of SXSW artists to see perform was the right choice, and clearly I wasn’t the only one left with a glowing impressions as Jade Bird was awarded the 2018 Grulke Prize by SXSW. After having caught half of her performance at Pelons, I knew that I had to see her perform an entire set (which I did). With only an EP and a couple of singles to her name, I can only image how wonderful her debut full length will be.
— Derrick K. Lee (@methodman13) April 13, 2018
Derrick K. Lee is a music attorney, blogger, concert photographer and co-owner of Blurred Culture. He goes to a lot of shows and sometimes he writes good. Music is his boo.
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