On Tuesday evening, Billboard's Industry Nights Showcase kicked off Grammy Week in West Hollywood with an eclectic roster of latest and rising expertise for a sequence that may run by means of Friday main as much as Sunday's ceremony. The early night occasion boasted the likes of Los Angeles-based singer Maggie Lindemann, New Zealand pop rock group Broods, Fifth Harmony breakout singer Dinah Jane and electro-pop rock band A R I Z O N A, set towards a backdrop of incomparable panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills.
Lindemann kicked off the evening with a set that touched on her pop roots earlier than taking a swift flip into new territory because the younger singer took up the mantle of frontwoman to a full band, together with trumpet accompaniment and her personal activates lead guitar. After channeling Gwen Stefani throughout an exhilarating cowl of No Doubt’s “Spiderwebs,” Lindemann broke issues all the way down to a lightweight acoustic set together with her 2018 single “Would I” and an impassioned cowl of Stereophonics’ “Maybe Tomorrow” that synced up completely with the golden hour looming outdoors. She ended the set with an thrilling tease of what’s to return on the upcoming alt-friendly monitor “Friends Go,” capping a set stuffed with surprises that indicators Lindemann’s rising ability set as a musician and performer.
Brother-sister duo Broods saved issues crusing easily as they ran by means of some previous favorites and selection picks from their newest report Don't Feed the Pop Monster in a set that lead singer Georgia Nott dubbed the “cruise ship” variations. With a stripped-back four-piece setup, the group reinvented songs like “Falling Apart” and “Peaches” which have practically simply begun to search out life in a totally produced studio format. The band saved it unfastened on the breezy sing-along “Everything Goes” and their welcome cowl of Mac DeMarco’s “My Old Man,” however they saved the standout second for the dwell debut of the rousing Pop Monster quantity “Dust” with a last sustained, spirit-lifting four-part concord.
The night turned a prestigious LA nightlife scene as Dinah Jane took the stage able to roll in a surprising leather-clad outfit full with racing-stripe sleeves. Accompanied by two dancers, the singer balanced impeccable vocal chops with charming choreography as she belted her scorching debut single “Bottled Up.” She took a second to pay homage to indie-pop singer Allen Stone earlier than diving into his reinterpretation of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” together with her personal soulful spin, then dialing issues proper again up for a medley of latest tunes that blended '90s R&B and retro pop with a contemporary twist. Closing the efficiency with the poppier single “Retrograde,” Dinah delivered some mesmerizing vocal work and gripping strikes as her dancers ceded the stage to the undeniably singular expertise.
The evening reached its last stretch with the genre-melding rock outfit A R I Z O N A, who condensed their anthemic, arena-ready sound right into a sultry and satisfying set. Lead singer Zach Hannah laced winding excessive and low octaves by means of the sharp, exact guitar licks traded by core members Nate Esquite and David Labuguen. The band demonstrated a deft command of the stage as their sparse manufacturing merged into evocative, hypnotic soundscapes on highlights like “I Was Wrong” and “Freaking Out.” The group led to true celebratory vogue as Nate and Zach blew out candles on a large chocolate cake for his or her consecutive birthdays this week, with Zach sharing the right sentiment for the night earlier than launching into nearer “Cross My Mind”: “Not a day will cross when this evening received’t cross my thoughts.”