Catch Up-and-Comer Adia Victoria Tomorrow Night at Mercury LoungeMay 18th, 2016
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Adia Victoria grew up in South Carolina with a church-provided education before attending public high school, where she began writing poems, influenced by the likes of Kurt Cobain, Miles Davis and Fiona Apple. Afterward, Victoria (above, performing “Dead Eyes”) tried out New York City and Atlanta before settling in Nashville. Last year, Rolling Stone labeled her a New Artist You Need to Know despite the fact that, at that time, she had only released one song. But now she has several more because her highly anticipated genre-blending debut studio album, Beyond the Bloodhounds (stream it below), came out just last Friday. AllMusic mentions her “melodious voice, which shifts between demure testimonies and fiery incantations at the drop of a hat” and that a “vivid crossroads of punk, blues, garage and folk mark the arresting debut.” Find out how it all sounds live when Adia Victoria plays Mercury Lounge tomorrow night. Lionlimb open the show.