Neon Gold X Recap: The 5 Best Performances


Neon Gold, the New York City-based boutique pop document label identified greatest for launching the careers of a few of immediately's stars together with Charli XCX, Broods, Marina, Icona Pop, The Knocks and extra, celebrated its 10th anniversary by throwing an enormous celebration this previous weekend.

The document label, based by Derek Davies and Lizzy Plapinger again in 2008, caught to its DIY roots and hosted Neon Gold X on Saturday at The Knockdown Center for the momentous event. Decked out in golden balloons, candy-colored streamers and, after all, neon lights, the previous factory-turned-concert venue got here alive and noticed a fun-filled evening of performances from a choose few of their signees. 

Of the various artists that took to the stage to have a good time the milestone, listed here are a few of Billboard's favorites from the evening.


Devoted as ever, Marina's fanbase of diamonds camped out on the barricade as early as four p.m. for her 9 p.m. set. After taking a three-year hiatus, the indie songstress made her long-awaited return to the stage for the primary time within the U.S. since her Neon Nature tour again in 2015. Flanked by two dancing backup singers — a primary for the singer in a dwell set — she carried out iconic fan favorites that included "Primadonna," "How to Be a Heartbreaker," "Blue" and "Froot." The pop star shocked followers by bringing Broods frontwoman Georgia Nott onto the stage for a brand-new collaborative monitor titled "Emotional Machine" earlier than launching into her different well-known tracks that saved followers dancing all through the remainder of her set. 


Recent Neon Gold signees Broods hit the stage for an electrifying set, enjoying a medley of songs spanning their two albums. Starting off with a couple of older tracks like "Couldn't Believe," "Free" and their 2014 breakthrough hit "Bridges," the brother-and-sister duo debuted a brand new punk-influenced, guitar-driven monitor and two new songs from their upcoming third album earlier than concluding the set with their latest launch "Peach."

St. Lucia

St. Lucia took the stage earlier within the day to carry out songs from his third album, Hyperion, launched on Sept. 21. Frontman Jean-Philip Grobler was joined by 4 backing members — Ross Clark, Nick Paul, Dustin Kaufman and his spouse, Patti Beranek — to carry out an acoustic set so charismatic and energy-packed that it felt something however unplugged. A definitive spotlight of the efficiency consisted of Paul, their keyboardist, who deserted the keys for a head-to-head face-off on the drums with drummer Kaufman.


LPX, Lizzy Plapinger's solo challenge, took the Gold stage on the occasion. Plapinger's power-packed set was stuffed with songs of her personal in addition to from her duo with Davies, MS MR. Plapinger was certain to take a couple of moments of appreciation as she thanked her associates for coming to the occasion to carry out together with her and supporting her DIY label from its inception.

The Knocks 

Fresh off the discharge of their latest album, New York Narcotic, launched on Friday, the digital duo closed out the evening's performances with a danceable set stuffed with neon lights, balloons bouncing across the crowd that Ben "B-Roc" Ruttner and James "Mr. JPatt" Patterson repeatedly inspired to let unfastened and dance. Mr. JPatt and B-Roc saved the bops coming, with the duo seamlessly transferring into tune after tune. Mr. JPatt at one level hopped into the pit, dancing the evening away with the followers.