TVD Live Shots: Adia Victoria and The Grey A at DC9, 5/17

Adia Victoria, the soulful, electric-blues siren from Nashville, Tennessee made DC9 the DC stop on her current “Me & the Devil” east coast tour.

Delivering a mesmerizing performance, there’s something truly indescribable about Adia’s music that can’t be labeled or confined. It’s like a whole otherworldly presence is along for the ride and Adia’s in control of it all. Her music has dissonance and an ethereal quality to it. Its feel is magnified further within a live setting, and her band’s performance is like no other in the game right now. There’s a lot of raw guitar tones among the strings and they churn from silence to a bomb dropping in no time.

Adia’s vocals are gritty, yet refined. She manages to howl, whisper, chant, scream, and demand all eyes upon her with just a gesture. Her vocals soar from high to low and take listeners on a ghostly journey in tandem with her band that’s both tight and impeccable—from the straight-forward thumping drums, the relentless tonality of the guitars, right down to the last organ swipe.

Touring to promote her first full length effort Beyond The Bloodhounds (2016), Adia has a few more dates on this leg of her tour including New York, Cambridge, Birmingham, and New Orleans. Beyond The Bloodhounds is available on vinyl here.

The Grey A from DC served as the evening’s opener and blew everyone away with their dreamy rock tones. The Grey A’s “Swimming New Orleans” 7” is available here.

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Adia Victoria performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

THE GREY A

The Grey A performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

The Grey A performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

The Grey A performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

The Grey A performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

The Grey A performs at DC9 in Washington, DC on May 17, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

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