Music and Other Drugs had the privilege to cover the electrifying Neon Gold Pop Shop show at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg last Friday featuring Luna Shadows and Secret Weapons.
Luna Shadows opened the night, with an incredibly interactive and organic set featuring songs from her most recent EP, Summertime.
Luna, a NYC native but LA resident, was excited to return to her hometown to perform her first show on the East Coast. While the band was very green, they vibed well together on stage playing an exciting and cohesive set. The uniqueness of Luna’s performing style is that she’s unpretentious. She has an authenticity that transcends despite the more introspective nature of some of her tracks, like “Cry Wolf” she easily draws in the audience. This sets her apart from her many hook-based, electro-pop counterparts like Lana Del Rey who is sometimes seen as disconnected from her audience. With Luna’s SoCal warmth, she nails the wistful pop sound. We expect to see a lot more of her within the next year.
Headliners Secret Weapons, fresh off of their tour with Weezer, Panic at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Cardiknox and Phoebe Ryan, closed out the night with a vibrant, high intensity set. From the moment Secret Weapons stepped on the stage the energy was palpable. The Brooklyn natives, packed the house with family and friends and the rest was a wrap.
They opened with their single “Power” off of their recent EP Secret Weapons. Known for their “outlandish live performances,” they were on a new level Friday night. As they worked through their EP with songs like “Konichiwild” and “Something New” they maintained their intensity throughout the entire set. Their nearly overnight success (blessed Soundcloud) lead them to a record deal with Epic Records, opening for huge acts like Fun. and performing on the Today Show. After experiencing a Secret Weapon’s show live, I can tell you with almost 100% certainty that this is only the beginning for the duo. They truly live up to the hype.