MS MR kicked off a mini west coast tour last night in San Francisco in support of their debut album, Secondhand Rapture. Using momentum from their solid Outside Lands performance back in August, tickets for this show sold out almost immediately causing two additional shows (10/16 & 10/21) to be added by popular demand.

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The band opened the show with “Bones”, a crowd favorite, which set the tone for their dark but powerful set. Lead singer, Lizzy Plapinger, instantly drew me in with her unique style and infectious dance moves. In between songs, it was refreshing to hear how excited and humbled they were to be playing in San Francisco again, which she mentioned has supported their music from the very beginning. The highlight of the set for me came when they performed their take on LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Yrself Clean.” The crowd sang along to all the words, while Lizzy and Max (MR) busted out their best dance moves across the stage. All in all, their captivating stage presence paired with an amazing voice made the show really enjoyable. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket before they set off for their Euro Tour in November, you will not be disappointed!

Setlist

1. Bones
2. No Trace
3. Salty Sweet
4. BTSK
5. Fantasy
6. Think of You
7. Do I Wanna Know? (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
8. Head Is Not My Home
9. This Isn’t Control
10. Dark Doo Wop
11. Ash Tree Lane
12. Dance Yrself Clean (LCD Soundsystem Cover)
13. Hurricane

MS MR | Dance Yrself Clean (LCD Soundsystem Cover) | The Independent | San Francisco | 10.15.13


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Justin Yee is a freelance photographer currently living and working in San Francisco. His work is heavily influenced by music and fueled by the desire to capture the “perfect” moment. When he’s not attending concerts, he enjoys biking, skateboarding, digging for vinyl and exploring the Bay Area. Follow him over at Instagram: @yeesus and Twitter: @datninja