Live Review: LP @ Lincoln Theatre — 2/19/19

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LP amazes a sold-out crowd at The Lincoln Theatre on Feb. 19, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Laura Pergolizzi, who goes by her stage name LP, is a performer who keeps growing both as an artist and as a performer. But the one thing that remains constant is her dedication to her fans. And this was in full effect at the Lincoln Theatre Tuesday. On the heels of the release of her album, Heart to Mouth, in December, LP embarked on a worldwide tour, bring not one but two sold-out shows in DC with the first night at the Lincoln Theatre.

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Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2018 by David

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LP performs at the 9:30 Club, one of the best concerts of the year, on March 5, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.

As we are nearing 2018’s finale, I have to say that this past year brought with it some of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. From the big production shows in large theaters to completely packed club shows, there was an intensity to most of the performances this past year that I’ll remember for years to come! Here are my 10 best shows of the year.

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Music Park: LP @ 9:30 Club — 3/5/18

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LP puts brings down the house at the 9:30 Club on March 5, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

LP’s music has been around for years, and even before she had released her break out single, “Into the Wild,” in 2012. Most of her work was heard through the lens of other artists such as Rihanna, Cher, and Christina Aguilera. But if you are versed in LP’s own catalog or her amazing performances you know that besides having a talent for great songwriting, LP is one brilliant showperson and has a vocal range that makes even the most seasoned performers envious. That brilliance was on full display in a sold-out show at 9:30 Club on Monday.

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Music Park: LP @ U Street Music Hall — 7/26/16

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LP performs at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

When you listen to LP’s new single, “Lost on You,” the most amazing thing about it is her voice — it’s a singular voice that occasionally flies high through the air and occasionally swings low through gravel. And yet the voice always sounds like it belongs to the same woman.

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Don’t Miss: LP @ U Street Music Hall, 7/26/16 (Also Opening for Bryan Ferry)

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LP (Photo by Michel Comte)

She’s a little bit folky and a little bit punky. And she’s written hits for others like Rihanna “Cheers (Drink to That).”

Her name is LP (born Laura Pergolizzi), and she has three LPs of her own under her belt. Now, LP is touring from Los Angeles opening for English glam icon Bryan Ferry, and she comes to DC with Bryan on Saturday, July 23, and Monday, July 25, to open for him at the Lincoln Theatre prior to playing a solo headlining show at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, July 26.

And LP arrives with new music in the form of a spaghetti-western inspired ballad “Lost on You,” which appears on a new EP, Death Valley, released June 17 on Vagrant Records. The EP was smartly produced by Mike Del Rio from Republic Records’ duo POWERS.

In songs like “Lost on You,” LP hits her stride with her powerful, longing voice coupled in the video with her cinematic sensibilities. (Bryan Ferry surely is proud to have an appropriate tourmate!)

Watch the official music video for “Lost on You” by LP on YouTube:

“Lost on You” hit #3 on Hype Machine’s Popular Chart, and landed #6 on Spotify’s Viral Chart in its debut week. Internationally, “Lost on You” just hit #1 in Greece and #2 in Portugal. So if you suspect good music might be lurking on foreign music charts, you may be right!

Tickets for LP’s headlining performance at U Street Music Hall are available online. Tickets for her show opening for Bryan Ferry are available on Monday, July 25, also online.

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U Street Music Hall
Tuesday, July 26
Doors @7pm
$15
All ages

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(Opening for Bryan Ferry!)
Lincoln Theatre
Friday, July 23
Monday, July 25
Doors @6:30pm
$55-75
All ages