See Lydia Tonight at The Bowery Ballroom

May 7th, 2009

The Gilbert, Ariz., sextet Lydia formed in 2003. The next year, they caught a big break when one of their songs was chosen for a Blink 182 compilation album. But because Lydia was unable to tour full time until everyone in the band finally graduated high school in 2005, they couldn’t really capitalize on their raised profile. Now, two albums later, including last year’s Illuminate, they can with their own headlining tour—which brings their poignant tunes, ambient sounds and layered male and female vocals to The Bowery Ballroom tonight. Check out this video of tour highlights and then make sure to see Lydia live. Do yourself a favor and get there early enough to see Adam Young’s electronica project, Owl City.