Saturday, October 26, 2013

CONWAY @ The Echo

Conway performs at The Echo supporting her new EP release of Big Talk.
photos by picksysticks
In her first show since she was featured in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 Best New Discoveries of CMJ" Conway had a look of someone with something to prove.  You wouldn't know it when she took the stage, smiliing innocently and dawning a blue, sun-dress and ankle-boot flats, that she would come out punching.
Conway, street-tough with bruising vocals packed quite a wallop as she pulled up her sleeves  like a street fighter cornered in a darkened alley as she bobbed side-to-side, fists raised while striking with feisty, funk melodies in "Big Talk"  while in the chest-pounding,"Hustler," she screams defiantly, charging along with deep-pounding drums.  One of the many highlights was her contagious, dream-pop opener "Killer."   And still at the end of the night, it seemed that everyone in The Echo that night talked more of Conway than headliner.

Born in south St. Louis, born again in Brooklyn and currently coming into her own in LA, Conway (aka: Kassia Conway) was known for her gloomy, pop arrangements when she fronted her previous bands All Wrong and the Plans Change and No Love Letters.  Now she's going solo with the release of her debut EP Big Talk, released last month via Columbia Records.  

If you missed Conway, you have a chance to catch her when she performs this Monday at School Night! at Bardot before she heads out on tour supporting The Fratellis.  She'll finish off that tour when she returns back to Los Angeles when they play The Fonda Theater on November 12th.  

Check out more photos of Conway's show right on our Flickr page right HERE.

The Echo Setlist: Killer / Twilight / Big Talk / I'm in Love / Hustler / Sudden Dawn / Without You

"Big Talk" by Conway