Monday, June 11, 2012

VividLIVE Studio Party

The Studio Party for FBI & Pennydrop at the end of May was really kool. My first vividLIVE experience, I had read all the reviews and seen some amazing fun pictures of last years vivid parties and kept saying there was no way im going to miss next years.

So when I seen Zola Jesus and Light Asylum were doing a show, I just knew that was going to be the one I was going to attend no doubt. I had initially thought to attend myself, but that quickly changed when I seen the studio parties are much more than just a concert performance. Dragging my sister out [reluctatantly at first for her]we had the best time out in a long time. Studio Parties are an intimate gathering of music lovers who love mingling in a social atmosphere surrounded with the opulance of majestic Sydney Harbour as a backdrop.

We almost forgot we were there to see Zola Jesus & Light Asylum lol

The night was mild so outdoor seating was perfect. We ordered drinks and nibblies and sat out by the Harbour enjoying ourselves so much. The place even has an outdoor grill with cozy seating and heaters for warmth.

It even boasted a mini dance floor with house DJ spinning a ecletic mix of 80's and 90's. We hit the floor to some kool beats fused mixed chopped and blended with personality and sheer fun.

Venturing inside, it was time to go check out the talent in the Studio... and WOW!

We ended up missing Forces completely, and managed to catch Light Asylums final few setlist. My sis was quite oblivious to both artists but she liked LA. Vocalist Shannon Funchess reminded us of Grace Jones not only with her look but with her grunty singing lol.. she was fantastic. Dark Allies im so glad we caught as they played a brilliant live version. Read reviews of Light Asylum's first full-length studio album here.

After a 45 min intermission Zola Jesus featured and she knocked us out, even from the back! She has this powerful voice that just reverberates thru U. I have only just started listening to her at Grooveshark, and I can honestly say she has made her way into my top 10. Read reviews of Zola Jesus VividLIVE here.

Great great night. Below is a slideshow & a playlist of videos. ENJOY!