Sarah Grace McLaughlin, better known under moniker Bishop Briggs, has been slowly but surely taking over the world. Following the release of her debut record, Churches of Scars, and opening for artists such as Coldplay and Bleachers, she’s embarked on her long-awaited first headlining tour.
At her stop in Los Angeles, the night kicked off with opener Matt Maeson. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a powerful voice to match, the night was full of firsts. It was Matt’s first run of shows with a full band; he had the help of drummer Tyler Johnson and keyboardist Kim Vi, with the trio creating a lovely soundscape together. With a unique path that led to being a musician, Matt’s distinctive sound and atmosphere captivated the audience and had them singing along to “Grave Digger,” “Hallucinogenics,” among his other hits.
Before Bishop Briggs took the stage, the crowd was already anticipating the adrenaline that was yet to come. Excited fans began discussing favorite songs and the last time they saw Bishop. Soon, the lights dimmed, and the crowd absolutely erupted. She began an hour-long set with “White Flag,” and of course ended it with “River.”
Whether you went into the venue knowing only one song or all of them, it was hard to deny that Bishop Briggs and Matt Maeson are captivating performers; the energy of the songs and the overall performances left everyone wanting a little bit more.
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