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Lorde

Lorde

Echostage

Washington, DC

Friday

3/7/2014

Amidst a world of calculating contest winners, manufactured show ponies and cheap knock offs – Lorde is a true original.




She is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, born and raised on Auckland’s North Shore, and possessed of a singular ability to capture the majesty, and mundanity, of teenage life – in striking melodic snapshots that belie her age and experience.




Raised on a nutritious musical diet of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, The Smiths and Nick Drake, alongside a smattering of soul food from the likes of Etta James and Otis Redding, Ella was definitely set off on strong melodic footing. Later she discovered artists like James Blake, Bon Iver, Burial, Animal Collective, SBTRKT and Drake – all of whom made an impact in their own, individual way. As vital and varied as those influences are, they don’t really begin to tell the full story of Lorde’s music, which melds concentrated, sharp-eyed lyrics and multi-layered vocals with crisp, 2013 beatscapes.




The decision to release her first EP, with plenty of mystery but no marketing or publicity, and just a simple, lifelike illustration, was Lorde’s, and it was a masterstroke. Even after 60,000 free downloads on SoundCloud, The Love Club EP still shot to #1 on the New Zealand Album Chart, with Royals simultaneously occupying the top spot in the singles chart – without so much as a video on YouTube. Before any of that success, she was already the focus of a hotly contested bidding war, rapidly being signed up for the UK, US and other major territories, simply on the strength of her music and blindingly obvious potential alone. Tweeted about by everyone from Grimes to Sky Ferreira to Doomtree, and picked up by Buzzfeed, Perez Hilton et al – these are the beginnings of an impending roar, about an artist who is quite simply, cut from a different cloth.




Like most overnight success stories, the reality is considerably less glamorous, and more lengthy and involved. Working with Universal for three years prior to The Love Club EP, the sparks really started flying when she collaborated with producer and songwriter, Joel Little. In him she found someone who could really help in getting the songs out of her head and into yours, and a willing accomplice when she needs to spend the best part of a day making a hi hat sound more like an insect, or suchlike.




With a mother who is a celebrated poet herself, Ella was given an early grounding in the essentials from the likes of T.S.Eliot, Ezra Pound, Allan Ginsberg, Raymond Carver and Sylvia Plath. That combination of higher thought and word passion, taken with visual influences ranging from The Sopranos and Brick, through to Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, makes for a heady combination – but it’s what Ella does with it all that is truly unique. Rejecting the trite banalities that are usually presumed to represent a 16 year old’s outlook, the music of Lorde manages to capture the very essence of the frustration and freedom, the curiosity and confidence, and the plain old wonder of teenage life, in a truly unique way.Venue Information:


Echostage


2135 Queens Chapel Road NE


Washington, DC, 20018


http://www.echostage.com/

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  • j,sportz

    Jacket hung over the rope

    March 7, 2014

  • j,sportz

    Left side hanging on the VIP Blk rope/tape

    March 7, 2014

  • Thomas

    I'm in the crowd on the ground

    March 7, 2014

  • Noelle

    Are you on the left side or the right?

    March 7, 2014

  • j,sportz

    Upstairs near the VIP area wearing Disemberment Blk sweat shirt

    March 7, 2014

  • Thomas

    I'm in line outside.

    March 7, 2014

  • j,sportz

    Anybody know a place to meet nearby?

    March 7, 2014

  • j,sportz

    Everyone has Tickets?

    March 6, 2014

    • Thomas

      Yep! When/where are we meeting up? I should be down there around 6-6:30.

      March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have two for sale, electronic for $150 each

    February 25, 2014

  • Ebonie

    Looking for an extra ticket as well :) Let me know pretty please!

    February 25, 2014

  • j,sportz

    Stubhub Echo Stage
    Washington, DC
    8:00 p.m. EST
    Sell See tickets
    Priced from:
    $117.96 USD

    548 tickets left

    January 21, 2014

  • Leila

    Hi! I would LOVE to go to this show but it seems that tickets are sold out. If anyone has one I can take off your hands, please let me know. Thanks!

    January 21, 2014

  • Joei

    For any lucky kids that snagged these tix before a record sell out, let me know if you know of any available for a decent price! ;)

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • j,sportz

    David Bowie is a Lorde fan
    Jan. 6, 2014, 1:21 PM EST
    WENN

    Rock legend David Bowie has shown his support for teen artist Lorde, hailing her as the future of music.

    The 17-year-old New Zealander has been lauded by critics and pop fans alike since she was catapulted to fame last year following the release of her hit song Royals. Lorde reveals she received the seal of approval by rock royalty Bowie following a recent meeting with the reclusive singer.

    In an interview with Rookie magazine, she recalls, "Meeting David Bowie was like seeing my life come full circle. To have someone like that tell you that listening to you felt like listening to tomorrow, I was like ... I could creatively die and just be happy forever. I never tell anyone about that experience, because it meant so much to me, and I feel like it would be dulled or something if I always talked about it in magazines or whatever. It's my special thing."

    2 · January 7, 2014

  • j,sportz

    Lorde and Jay-Z heat up this week's Washington/Baltimore ranking Top Washington/Baltimore Events
    For the week of December 27, 2013 #1 The Eagles
    Verizon Center - DC
    March 1, 2014 (view tickets) #2 One Direction
    Nationals Park
    August 11, 2014 (view tickets) #3 Sting & Paul Simon
    Verizon Center - DC
    March 13, 2014 (view tickets) #4 Lorde
    Echostage
    March 7, 2014 (view tickets)

    December 31, 2013

  • j,sportz

    I bought on Stub

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like it already sold out? What a bummer. Anyone know a source other than Ticketmaster?

    December 20, 2013

  • j,sportz

    Tickets on sale- Today 20 Dec

    December 20, 2013

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