by Tiana Feng
I’m not sure if the BROODS show necessarily counted as a CMW show but I got in no problem with a wristband by going earlier and catching the openers Con VOS and Meg Myers.
When I walked into the Drake had already started their set. The New York/New Jersey group consisted of a DJ, two rappers dawning ski masks and a front-woman. The electro-pop sound had great potential but I thought stage presence-wise they left much to be desired. The rappers stood there for most of the set and I kept thinking they were going to do something cool but was ultimately underwhelmed. I think they just need more experience on the live stage because the two acts after were definitely veterans in that field.
I had not previously checked out Meg Myers. Her music reminded me of all those Evanescence songs we don’t admit to liking as a teenager only on steroids and more angry. Myers had a band behind her but she was definitely the star of the set, laying it all on the line with heart-wrenching emotion. Her set culminated with a finale of screams, something we all wish we could do when emotionally damaged.
New Zealand pop band Broods sold out the venue and by their set time, the Drake was packed with eager fans waiting to catch a glimpse of Georgia Nott. Nott took to the stage confidently delivering their brand of infectious electropop. She got up close to the audience drifting back and forth between Stage and the platform in front of it. They brought in their own lighting system to compliment their colourful sound. The band teased some new songs and thought it was funny when people were already singing along. Nott’s commentary was made endearing with her adorable accent. We all probably could’ve listened to her talk (and sing) forever!