Words by: Chris Donahue
Photos: Teresa McCullough

The city that once brought us Curt Cobain and all things grunge has a new generation with a new sound pulsing out of the Pacific Northwest and this sound is the future.

OSESZA’s lighting on stage at Johnny Brenda’s

Riding off of their recently released sophomore LP In Return, Seattle electronic duo ODESZA performed no less than expected: a stellar show to stimulate all your senses.


This was the show to be at for Autumn ’14.

Sold Out crowd for OSESZA at Johnny Brenda’s – Philly

Showcased at the always-intimate Johnny Brenda’s, the sold out venue had fans cheering for ODESZA before they even hit the stage. Under the lasers and up front center were the die hard fans. You know these people. They were the first to arrive at the venue and the first to be swinging and swaying to the synthy melodies that Odesza creates. Stylish fashionistas mouthing every lyric, pompadour haircut boys bouncing and the cute couple hidden in the smoke clouds making out. ODESZA brought what was promised; a beat catching, groove inducing performance with visuals so heavy that it had the crowd in an infectious state of mind. Nothing short of amazing was happening here. 

Loving Crowd for OSESZA

From the start of their sexy and dream-trap infused track “Keep Her Close” to the soulful and grind-worthy breakthrough single (that got them buzzing) “Say My Name”, ODESZA made sure to keep the dance floor shaking but kept room for some notable ambient like songs you could catch a breath to while still tapping your feet.


The indie/disco dance beats mixed with the shoulder bounce that is trap makes for this electronic act the ones to keep an eye on for 2015.