It’s been an odd winter here in the Philadelphia area. We’ve had several snow and ice storms come at us relentlessly through all times of day and night resulting missed days of school and work, and nightmare-ish traffic jams. While the postal service may remain open through rain, sleet, snow, and ice – sometimes the weather just… wins. That was the case last for the Odesza & Emancipator tour on their Feb 13th date at the TLA. While they tried to keep the date, they were forced to postpone to the oft dreaded Monday night billing.

Odesza

Odesza

Though crowds may have been an initial concern, Philly certainly showed up to jam with the groups, essentially thanking them for not just cancelling the show, but for whipping back around to South Street.

Odesza kicked things off with their deep underlying bass tones overlapped with their ambient and even glitchy sound. Odesza can lift you out of your shoes and put you into another state of mind as you dance, move and sway to their rhythms and flow. Though the duo have only been around for a couple years, uniting after their graduation from Western Washington University in 2012, they have quickly worked their way up the popularity charts on Hype Machine and touring with national headlining acts like Pretty Lights, Michal Menert and currently, Emancipator. They hit up a couple festivals last year, and we’ll look forward to more of the same in Summer of 2014.

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