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Dragonette Delivers Energetic Miami Tour Stop

Dragonette Delivers Energetic Miami Tour Stop

The vibe was light and airy at Grand Central the night of Friday, June 14 in Miami, when electropop fusion trio Dragonette eased onto the stage. The lackluster turnout actually enhanced the ambiance, and both the band and the crowd embraced the intimacy traveling through the cavernous Downtown Miami venue. A pint-sized Martina Sorbara hooked fans from the get-go. The chipper, bubbly frontwoman was a hybrid of Cyndi Lauper and Kristin Chenoweth, a killer mix when it came to creating a dominant stage presence.

The vibe was light and airy at Grand Central the night of Friday, June 14 in Miami, when electropop fusion trio Dragonette eased onto the stage. The lackluster turnout actually enhanced the ambiance, and both the band and the crowd embraced the intimacy traveling through the cavernous Downtown Miami venue. A pint-sized Martina Sorbara hooked fans from the get-go. The chipper, bubbly frontwoman was a hybrid of Cyndi Lauper and Kristin Chenoweth, a killer mix when it came to creating a dominant stage presence.

Fresh on a new summer headlining tour, the act poured charisma through the use of Sorbara’s catchy vocals and addictive banter, Dan Kurtz’s uplifting synth-bass combo and Joel Stouffer’s fantastic, danceable beats via his all-out e-drum kit. Side Note: We’ve been following Kurtz for many years from his days with the New Deal, and a sad, but thoughtful wave of nostalgia washed over when we spotted the logo on a gear case erecting his setup.  

Delivering at least a dozen tracks, which ranged from hopeful ballads to mindless club bangers, it was exhilarating to see the live format of an act that might otherwise be mistaken for a production-only team, unfold with such precision. Devotees crooned along to “Run, Run, Run” jumped to “My Legs” and lost control to “Let It Go.” At times, the trio’s company felt extra personal, thanks to low-lighting, but other moments felt larger than life, as bass shook the grounds during “Live In This City,” and the LED wall behind the stagescape sporadically came to life, illuminating the tunes and lending an added perk to the threesome’s hour-long set. As expected, the close-knit sea of revelers bounced in elation, yelling, “I just came to say, ‘Hello,’” over and over, as the signature chart-topper boomed its familiar hook through Grand Central.

Sorbara stole our hearts throughout the night. First, she grabbed a fan’s flat brim right off his head, sporting it with style and pride. Others jumped on stage for a few shared seconds with the group, one eager follower offering to swap pants with Sorbara, who claimed it would probably be a bad idea, considering her stank tour pants hadn’t been washed in nearly three months. TMI. As Sorbara’s hair tie snapped, she confessed, “I’m trapped in a hairdo I no longer believe in,” and a supporter tossed a scrunchie on stage, which earned its very own bit of mockery in the spotlight. Regardless, every inch was absolute entertainment, and when the show finally concluded, we yearned for more of Dragonette’s potent and euphoric friendly Friday fix. 

Photos by Melodysiac © 2013

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victor

June 17th, 2013

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