The phenomenal alternative band PVRIS put on a show for their fans at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Flint Eastwood and Lights were also on the bill in support of PVRIS and their new album “All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell”. This was Flint Eastwood’s first show with Lights and PVRIS while on their tour.
This venue looks like it was an old warehouse with brick walls and neon lights. It has two floors with a balcony view of the stage. The concession stand resembled a food truck with an assortment of food and drinks. If you did not have time to eat before the show this is definitely the kind of venue where you can grab a bite before your favorite band hits the stage!
Detroit-based Flint Eastwood, and her band, was the first act to perform. Among the setlist, Flint Eastwood performed her well known song, “Queen”. The song starts out with brass horns and bells and time signature resembling that of a marching song. The singer, whose real name is Jax Anderson, walked on stage in her signature red hat and black attire while fist pumping to the song in front of the crowd.
Right before Flint Eastwood performed her last song “Rewind” she spoke to the audience about celebrating the small things in life. Encouraged the crowd to clap along and sing to this next song. The singer flipped her hair and danced on stage. Also encouraged fans to jump in place during the song. People were jumping up and down the to the beat and seemed to be having a good time. They definitely knew how to bring a party to Philadelphia!
The party continued when Canadian singer Lights (Valerie Anne Poxleitner) took the stage. She walked on with her black sweatshirt and shorts. The intro to her performance starts of slow then beating of the drums continue with lead singer belting out lyrics to “Skydiving”. The lyrics are easy to understand, the song is about falling in love while taking leaps in life.
Lights started playing guitar and singing in high school. In 2010, she was awarded Pop Artist of the year (Wikipedia). Lights has a great resume and has released four studio albums. She has performed at Utopia Music Festival in 2011, Vans Warped Tour in 2009, and many venues around the world.
During the show, Lights sang “Giants” which was on their new album “Skin and Earth” released in April 2017. This song on the album is very powerful because it tells us we can do anything if we focus and set our mind on something. It gives us hope while staying strong and fighting for what we believe in.
Lights ended with their popular song, “Up We Go” from the album “Little Machines.” This song is off their older album from 2014 and is personally one of my favorite songs. In March 2015, their album “Little Machines” won the Juno award for “Pop album of the Year” (Wikipedia). Lights can not only belt out lyrics and play guitar but she is amazing on the keyboard too. Her songs are very upbeat and catchy. I have the song “Up We Go” on replay in my car and will listen to it everytime I go on a long drive. I thought it was the perfect song to end the show with and I would definitely see Lights again in concert! They will be continuing their tour all over the US this Fall. They will be performing live with Andy Grammer and Kelly Clarkson on December 5th at the Rosemont Theatre in Illinois!