Tampa Bay is no stranger to powerful harp players (check out Adam seth lynn doing his thing with Katara and other bands). Oddly enough, this also won’t be the first time that a large harp group has performed on a local stage (Mary Lattimore opened for Parquet Courts in Ybor City four years ago). But let us tell you now: you don’t want to miss this ensemble from harpist / singer Marilu Donovan and violinist / singer Adam Markiewicz, collectively known as the New York duo. Leya.
The group’s 2018 album, The idiot, is needed to listen, but critics and fans are now flocking to Flood dream, Leya’s 36-minute journey to 2020 through nine pieces of expression initially tranquil (“Weight), then arpeggiated (” INTP “), jarring (” Flesh “) and cathartic (” Flow “) which easily makes it the Wednesday night’s best gig is happening in Tampa Bay. Leya might end up being DIY darlings forever, but you’ll never forget to get lost in the mix of it.
Fingers crossed for some of Leya’s new remixes out, but even if they don’t appear, Romeo Blu – Carson Cox’s synth and sequencer-based EBM project (Merchandise, Too Free) – plays Support directly. Get there early too, as the openings include the recently reunited Tampa production duo, Alien House opens the show.
Leya with Romeo Blu / Alien House. Wednesday, November 10, 8 p.m. $ 10- $ 12. Hooch and Hive, 1001 W Cass St., Tampa. esthÃ©tisÃ©.com
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