Milkboy Comes to Life with Firekid and Hannah Georgas

Canadian singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas opened last Wednesday night at Milkboy with “Enemies,” from her self-titled, second studio album. Her soothing voice eased and pulled the audience in. Her three-piece band was perfect for the intimate show.

New single “Don’t Go” was up next. The heartfelt song had lush swells that echoed the sentiments even better than in the recording. With a nice mix of old (“Somebody,” “Shortie“) and and new tracks (“Angel,” “Rideback“), Hannah Georgas did a little of everything, and it sounded great. “Rideback” was especially memorable for the lingering of the strong horn sampling.

All photos by Wakana Narisako

All photos by Wakana Narisako

firekid, originally from Alabama, rocked the stage with “Movin’ On.” Immediately, the crowd was dancing and singing along to the bluesgrass rock. Lead singer Dillon Hodges was charisma personified as he moved about the stage all while maintaining his perfect guitar work. firekid’s unique use of a Gameboy in many of their songs create a new sound with the use of nostalgic tunes.

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Magic Mountain” was soulful and Hodges’ energetic vocals were unstoppable. Short covers of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough,” Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” and Eiffel 65’s “I’m Blue” showed the group’s playfulness. Heidi Feek controlled the Gameboy and also sang in her beautifully sultry range. As firekid concluded their set with “Die for Alabama,” the band maintained the high energy. There was nothing but warmth and good music radiating off the stage all night.

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