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Little Dragon @ Stockholm, CA 10/15/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

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RECAP: Little Dragon’s last album, “Nabuma Rubberband”, came out in 2014, so it’s been a while since this hypnotic indie electronic band has performed in Los Angeles. After touring in support of their last album, the band has been working on new music, collaborating with like minded, artistically oriented, musicians like De La Soul their track “Drawn” which was released on De La Soul’s 2016 album “And The Anonymous Nobody …”

Since I had never seen Little Dragon in concert before, it goes without saying that I was not about to miss their Stockholm CA performance. Apparently, my anticipation was also shared with a majority of the crowd as I could hear idle chit chat from people professing that Little Dragon was THE reason why they came to the festival in the first place because (a) they loved their music, and (b) since they haven’t been touring as much in the U.S. as of late, this opportunity was like a rare, precious gem (note: I think their only other U.S. performance date this year is in Texas for Day For Night).

The chit chat turned into cheers when the lights went down preparing us for their show. The lights slowly came up on Yukimi approaching the mic under a sheer white sheet. She looked like a moving statue. The spectacle was completely their style; unique. The performance followed a consistent, and continuous flow, with Yukimi driving and steering the music with her vocals, seamlessly progressing the show, and changing tracks. I wish I had better choice words to describe their sound and performance, but honestly, they’re just fucking cool. There weren’t any fancy dance routines, or super catchy pop choruses to chant along with- everything just felt very organic and raw with their energy and vibe.

Yukimi confirmed our expectations when she announced to the audience that they were currently working on the new album, and promised that the next time we met, Little Dragon would have some new fire. Though I cannot recall whether they played any new cuts, they did play a breathtaking rendition of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”. Trust me … you’ll want to click on the link that’s immediately below. You won’t regret it.

Little Dragon Slays Prince Cover At Stockholm, CA

Despite starting my viewing of Little Dragon three rows from the front of the stage, the crowd got excitedly rowdy, and “conveniently” pushed me and my two friends all the way to the back where the bar was located. We sat with our drinks at a table adjacent to a group of blonde Swedish girls sipping their late-night coffee, and across from another Swede too drunk to actually sit down, and instead rolled onto the floor. We relished in the great day we’ve just had while listening to the last few songs Little Dragon had to perform, finished our cocktails, said goodbye to our new Swedish friends, and called it a night.

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