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The Aces Bring Their ‘Under My Influence’ Tour to Philly’s TLA

Pop Break Live: The Aces “Under My Influence Tour” with The Beaches at The Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA) in Philadelphia

Indie Pop band The Aces, an all female four piece quartet out of Pravo, Utah, brought their Under My Influence Tour to Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia on 12/12. The Aces are touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, Under My Influence, which was released in July of 2020. It’s not often you get to see an all female lineup and you could tell this audience was anxiously waiting to hear some music from two of best bands representing woman in music right now.

Canadian band The Beaches opened up the night. This Juno Award winning band is touring in support of their stellar EP, Future Lovers, released in March. The band started the night off with a bang with “Desdemona”, whose opening chords remind me of a sped up version of Coldplay’s “Politik.” They played a few songs off their newest release, which included “Let’s Go” and “Blow Up.” Beaches also played fan favorites, “T-Shirt” and “Money.” Their guitar-driven high octane set ended with a deer in headlights, jaw dropping performance on the song “The Late Show.”

The Aces opened up with the catchy song “Can you Do.” The setlist was heavy on the newer songs. The crowd was loving it, especially on some of the slower songs like “Kelly”, “Volcanic Love,” “All Mean Nothing” and the very hypnotic “801,” a nod to their hometown of Pravo. They ended their set with the upbeat “Daydream” and encored with “Stuck.”

There are many other things that these two bands have in common, other than being all female. They really know how to craft a song. So many of their songs sound so radio ready. They’re filled with great hooks and catchy lyrics that get stuck in your head. Because of that, there were so many sing-alongs during both their sets I lost track of how many. Their harmonies were spot on and their showmanship was fun to watch. And yes, there was definitely some swagger involved. They really knew how to work a crowd from start to finish. Tonight, the ladies ruled.


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