TVD Live Shots: Marina and the Diamonds at the Lincoln Theatre, 11/6

Last Friday night the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC played host to the luscious indie-pop sounds of Marina and the Diamonds. Performing for a sold out and enthusiastic crowd, the UK-based performer made sure her electronic artistry left its mark on the District’s audience.

Fans filled every available seat in the house and even lined the walls in the downstairs section of the theater, which is somewhat unusual for shows at the Lincoln. Everyone in the venue clearly wanted to get that much closer to the action and when Marina took the stage, the shrieks of the younger audience members seemed to exceed even the music.

Marina and the Diamonds’ sound is a hard one to describe. While pop based overtones can clearly be found throughout the band’s catalog, their sound is something much more complex. Marina combines clever writing, unexpected vocal runs, and nontraditional bridges that meld her groovy hooks together.

Touring to promote her third studio album Froot released last March, Marina and the Diamonds’ performance could be described as nothing short of stunning—the glamorous and perfectly poised combo offering up their heavenly variation on modern pop.

Marina’s run of US performances concluded in the east coast and she moves on to a number of dates in the UK to close out November.

The set list included: ACT 1: The Family Jewels: “Mowgli’s Road,” “I Am Not a Robot”, “Oh No!,” “Obsessions,” “Hollywood,” ACT 2: Electra Heart: “Bubblegum Bitch,” “Teen Idle,” “How to Be a Heartbreaker,” “Primadonna,” “Lies,” ACT 3: FROOT: “Froot,” “Savages,” “Can’t Pin Me Down,” “I’m a Ruin,” “Forget,” “Immortal,” (Encore): “Happy,” “Blue”

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