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words by Jacquelyn Pyun
photos by Priscilla de Lima-Ledesma

Miike Snow is doing pretty damn well for themselves it seems. Rising suddenly to stardom from some mythical world of rabbits, antlers, and white lights, the band sold out 9:30 in no time. And after seeing them last night I don’t think these dreamweavers are leaving their fans disappointed.

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The Swedish producing team of Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (better known as Bloodshy & Avant) and American Andrew Wyatt make up Miike Snow. They oh-so-casually opened their set wearing white masks (think Phantom of the Opera, and yes, I like this fairytale already) and immediately captivated. Wyatt’s voice sounded great, and the bass was pulsating and trippy. Black & Blue, Silvia, and Burial were definitely favorites of the crowd. The one and only complaint I have is that Wyatt’s mic volume left me aching for a bit more volume here and there, most noticeably on Animal (gasp, of course my frisky favorite).

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The crowd was a bit (a lot) underage—at least up front—with plenty of Miike superfans to sing every single word; loudly. As much as I wanted this to drive me crazy it managed to be awesomely adorable, especially the beautifully hippie dad and his two beautiful hippie daughters dancing in the front row.

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Quick notes about opener Delorean: Lively, popp-y, dance-inducing, with some orca whale singing layered in. Can’t help but shake along with flashing rainbow-bright lights and a bouncing keyboardist. And I swoon for a lead singer/bass player.

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Check out Priscilla’s DROP DEAD GORGEOUS photos—she’s so damn good—and let them spiral you straight into Miike Snow’s weird, weird world.

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