Crow Capped Off The Third Night Of LWR’s Residency At The Echoplex REVIEW+PHOTOS: CROW @ ECHOPLEX 1/22/18
ECHO PARK, CA- Lauren Ruth Ward‘s residency at the Echo/Echoplex was more than just a chance for her to flex her seemingly otherworldly talents. It was also an opportunity for a number her talented friends to showcase their music to an audience that they perhaps would not have had the chance to otherwise. Lauren is such a vibrant member of the local musical/arts community, it was almost no surprise to discover that her friends shine just as brightly as she does.
Closing out the music for LWR’s third residency date at the Echoplex was the recording artist known as Crow. I tried to learn more about this artist after the fact, but there doesn’t seem to be that much about her on the internet. When I visited her site, all I could find was that she was formerly known as “Sol” and had released a single in January of last year titled “Mystery”, which I’m particularly fond of.
Accompanied by two people manning synths and samplers and a live drummer, the music she performed was electronic at its core and carried dark and moody overtones throughout. With the dim magenta stage lights accentuating the mystery her music created, Crow’s capable voice complimented the sonics as her body gyrated to the rhythms. Though a good portion of the crowd had decided to head home after Lauren’s performance (it was a school night after all), those who decided to stay late and watch Crow perform were given a spirited performance by an artist who lets the music fully consume her.
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Crow @ Echoplex 1/22/18. Thoughts and photos coming to @BlurredCulture. pic.twitter.com/TlaxbYRyML
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