by Molly Randhawa
March 16 2017
VANCOUVER – It truly was a special affair for fans of the Internet at the Imperial on Thursday evening. The neo-soul group from Los Angeles has truly come into their own in the few years since their first Vancouver show in 2012. The atmosphere in the venue was rich with anticipation to hear the chill groove and mellow funk of the Internet.
The Internet Presents the Internet Tour was intricately mapped out to showcase the talents of each individual artist within the band. With Syd, Steve Lacy, and Matt Martians having just released individual projects in the past couple months; the close-knit group emphasized the promotion of their individual works, as well as their latest album as a group, Ego Death. Their bassist Patrick Paige II and their drummer Christopher Allan Smith are also set to release solo albums in the coming months.
Through each of the artists individual spotlights, none overpowered the other. The dynamics of the band were authentic and it was evident for everyone in the crowd to see that they were just a couple homies jamming on stage. Through quirks and giggles, the bands chemistry shone through and their energy was unparalleled to what I have seen before.
Surprising fans with a cover of OutKast’s “Prototype”, Syd’s confidence in her vocals manifested in unison with her band. Closing the show with “All About Me” off of Syd’s new record Fin, it was clear the Internet takes care of the family that they came with.Imperial Theatre, The Internet, Vancouver