The Sounds - Grand Central, Miami

Photo by Javier Ghoghos

The Sounds
With Blondfire and Ghost Beach
Grand Central
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bringing the spirit of rock 'n' roll to the stage is easier said than done.

For a band like Sweden's The Sounds, however, it's an art that seems to come naturally, as they circle the globe, making dance floors tremble from continent to continent.

See also: The Sounds' Maja Ivarsson: "You Never Really Grow Up, Being in a Band"

Supporting The Sounds last night at Grand Central were Los Angeles-based alternative pop band Blondfire and New York City synth pop trio Ghost Beach. While neither fueled the crowd's dance verve as intensely as the headliner, their confidence on stage makes it hard not to praise their efforts.

Their sets were short, but sweet. Both Blondfire and Ghost Beach played tracks from their newest albums, Young Heart and Blonde, respectively, leaving the audience satisfied as they casually sang along.

Photo by Javier Ghoghos

As for The Sounds, frontwoman Maja Ivarsson is compellingly thrilling, to say the least. Her wildly charismatic presence is both aggressive and sexy. And some of her stage antics would even make your ex-biker babe grandmother blush.

The band's drummer, Fredrik Blond, was first to walk on the Grand Central stage. Then, as he animated the airwaves with a drum solo, the remaining band members took their positions on the stage, one by one.

A few seconds later, Maja strutted her way to the center in a leather jacket, inviting the audience to join the night's ride, singing the opening lyrics to "Emperor" off their latest album, Weekend.

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Location Info


Grand Central

697 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

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