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Sapphire Mansions opened the show with their echoey, midnight moon, psychedelic vibe. Then the New Lines followed up with their similar psych thing together with a mysterious atmosphere courtesy of lead singer Hewson Chen. Both bands seemed good choices to satiate those Dum Dum Girls fans in the crowd who may have been leerly of their new ’80s synth sounds. Then finally, Dum Dum Girls started to play after a bit of a wait. Crowd impatience quickly dissipated as the girls—all done up in black dresses and high heels—rocked their latest ’80s-slicked garage-morph. Leader Dee Dee Penny killed the boys with her confident, sexy moves, and no one seemed to miss the band’s previously predominant ghostly trash edges.
Photos by Adela Loconte.