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Work Drugs’ Holiday Spectacle brings Johnny Brenda’s a little closer
Kississippi, Kate Faust and Work Drugs brought a crowded Johnny Brenda’s a little closer to the holidays last Saturday night, for the latter’s Fifth Annual Holiday Spectacle. The three homegrown bands offered pop music ranging from buoyant Beach Boys-y vocals to electronic beats to somber bare-bones electro-folk.
Newcomers Kississippi offered a spare set showcasing singer Zoe Reynolds’ ethereal vocals. In a performance that at turns evoked the Cocteau’s Elizabeth Fraser, Kate Faust showed off some of her latest tracks from upcoming EP Undercover, including a killer take on Radiohead’s “All I Need.”
Finally, Work Drugs topped off the night with their reliably upbeat dream pop, including the requisite Christmas standards. Check out photos from the spectacle in the gallery below.