Little Dragon @ Granada Theater, Dallas, TX

Words and photos by Nick Paruch
Little Dragon is one those groups that translate better on stage that through earbuds. Yukimi Nagano cannot be contained in the digital world, her connection to the audience, her soft mystical voice, her “I’ll dance how I want” groove is all part of the experience. This makes Little Dragon’s stage energy and vibe is not unlike a Thievery Corporation or Grateful Dead show where the audience becomes an active participant in the event. Couple that with other members, Erik Bodin on drums, Fredrik Källgren Wallin on bass, and Håkan Wirenstrand on keyboards, they deliver a high-energy galactic spatial sound and makes you want to move.

Their show at the Granada Theater on March 6th did not disappoint. The crowd packed in early and were very eager to get started. Yukimi’s entrance on the stage was met with a roar of cheers and she wasted no time getting the fans to response to her presence. The music easily flows between trance and rhythm; the whole place is grooving. Little Dragon has it down perfectly, and delivered a truly enchanting, electric and entrancing experience that left everyone wanting more.

As far as indietronica acts goes Little Dragon is a fighter. Similar groups like MGMT and Phoenix, who both came on the scene around the same time have failed remain relevant. Little Dragon has produced five studio albums and their latest, Season High, is certainly their strongest to date. It is difficult to define its genre, everything from Alt R&B and Jazz to Funk and Pop Jams. It all comes together to create a solid collection of sonic landscapes.

Photos of the show are below:

Contributed by Nick Paruch
Little Dragon @ Granada Theater, Dallas, TX Little Dragon @ Granada Theater, Dallas, TX Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on March 12, 2018 Rating: 5
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