PHOTOS: Ladyhawke At Metro

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 22, 2009 5:00PM

Ladyhawke, a.k.a. Pip Brown, made her Chicago debut last Saturday, and the petite New Zealander injected her glossy dance rock with some gritty brawn that got the whole room moving. On album Brown juggles a number of the instrumental duties but live she augmented herself with a faceless but tight backing band. Brown is a bit on the shy side onstage, but her songs were powerful enough to do most of the talking for her. Kids danced in the balconies and dance pits opened on the main floor as her set progressed from a rawk beginning into edgier grooves as the night wore on, moving the crowd until it was glossed in a sheen of joyous sweat.

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