words and photos by Shabnam Ferdowsi
This year's Honda Civic Tour featured three fantastic artists all quickly making waves in the mainstream.
Echosmith is an LA-based pop band. Their live show was energetic and their radio hit "Cool Kids' had the entire venue singing along. Frontgirl Sydney is such a sweet stage personality at just 17 years old, and I felt like I was having a conversation with her even when I left the photo pit and head to the very back of the standing area.
The Mowgli's are by quite far the best live performers I've ever seen. This was my thirs time seeing them and every time is the like the first. They strive to make their audience members feel happier leaving the show than when i started, and every time they kill it. I saw them at the Troubadour over the summer and the crowd there was a little more present and into the show, but perhaps that's only because it was a more intimate venue.
Even still though, all they had to do was end with their hit "San Francisco" and the crowd was having just as much fun as the band was on stage.
American Authors headlined the show, and I was more than pleasantly surprised to say the least. From the very first drum beat, it was one heck of a show. Production value? On point. Whether it was the lighting designers at Club Nokia or from the Honda Civic Tour itself (i don't know how these things work), it was so cool to watch. The band played a mix of old and new hits, and the entire venue was one big dance party.