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Muna, Grace Mitchell & Huxlee – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – October 17, 2017 (A Movie Review)

Muna – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – October 17, 2017 – Photo by Camille Jessie © 2017

Muna, Grace Mitchell & Huxlee – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – October 17, 2017

If you’re looking for great electronic alternative music, “I Know a Place” you can go. Muna is an all-girl band consisting of Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin, and Naomi McPherson. They recently announced two headlining California dates in conjunction with their opening gig on tour with One Direction’s Harry Styles. One of those dates included one of Hollywood’s favorites, The Fonda Theatre, on October 17.

As the warm fall Tuesday night in LA was cooling down, the energy of Muna fans was heating up. The first opening act, Huxlee, went on – with little movement in the crowd, but attentive faces. Most fans did not know the lyrics, but enjoyed the mood of the songs by the lead Caitlin Notey. The next opener was also female, named Grace Mitchell. An alternative singer, native to Portland, Oregon, her Joan Jett-esque style proved to be a favorite among many fans as the lights were dim and dancing endured.

When the curtains raised and the stage lit up once more, the crowd roared in excitement. In bright red, “MUNA” and a half moon illuminated bright faces in the audience as each band member walked on. They started off the set with “Promise,” moving to “So Special” and the single “In My Way”.

The lead singer Katie guided us into a cover of U2’s “With or Without You,” proving her talent in her voice. Next up was a fan favorite, in which everyone yelled they’re going to put it high on the “Loudspeaker.”

The girls showed some depth with the upcoming songs, pointing out their first meeting at USC and writing music in their dorms or someone’s garage. It was “Winterbreak” and “Everything” that cast a chilling melody on the crowd. The final song before the encore, an amazing cover of “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks, roused audience members with a powerful instrumental and strong voice.

Muna chose the best for last: a mellow “Crying on The Bathroom Floor” and the fun “I Know a Place.” Swaying and jumping emerged in the crowd, and all worries disappeared for the short period. The dark, electronic tunes of the show and the outstanding talent were an absolute success in Katie, Josette, and Naomi’s set.

Mia Jessie

Copyright ©2017 All rights reserved. Posted: October 16, 2017.

Photos by Camille Jessie © 2017

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