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Music: Warpaint at Brooklyn Bowl

Stylesight’s  Youth Team stopped by Warpaint’s Wednesday night show at Brooklyn Bowl to check in on the buzz band and their fans. The Los Angeles foursome lived up to the hype, layering ethereal vocal harmonies over shimmering, languid music that barely hid creepy, disquieting undercurrents.  Drummer Stella Mozgawa was the group’s not-so-secret weapon, pounding out big drum sounds all night with unexpected intensity and skill.

The band’s actress-cum-musician figurehead, Theresa Wayman, underscored her considerable chops with plenty of fashionable charisma, while second guitarist and vocalist Emily Kokal and bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg more than held their own in both departments. Opening acts Family Band and PVT properly set the mood, with the former’s psychedelic love folk easily segueing into latter’s arty dance rock. The chic, young crowd was pleasantly diverse, but united by a mellow but energetic sense of youthful fun, that seems to be the emerging hallmark of this up-and-coming generation of music fans.

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