La Luz bring California surf rock to the Mississippi Studios in Portland

On July 5th, Los Angeles based surf rock band, La Luz, played the Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR. La Luz is made up of all female members and is known for their surf rock style with their signature layered vocal harmonies. La Luz was accompanied by local Portland band, Savila.

The band kicked off their set with a popular tracks from their previous two albums including “Call Me in the Day” and “Damp Face”. Although, it’s been over two years since La Luz has released an album, they assured the crowd there was a new album in the work. The crowd danced and swayed to the new beach-esque tunes.

La Luz was incredibly interactive with the crowd and at one point, had the audience split down the middle with a space in the center. Then asked if people would dance down the space as the band jammed out to “Damp Face”. The show really picked up when lead singer, Shana Cleveland, asked the crowd if anyone could play drums.

Someone volunteered and was brought on stage. The band played one song all the way through, and then allowed the volunteer to step in while drummer, Marian Li Pino, crowd surfed. The volunteer did an impressive job keeping up with the band for only hearing the song once, as their drummer traveled over the crowd. Lu Luz will be touring the west coast through the rest of July.

Alexa Jade

Alexa Jade is a portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Portland. More of her work is available at alexajade.co.

La Luz bring California surf rock to the Mississippi Studios in Portland

On July 5th, Los Angeles based surf rock band, La Luz, played the Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR. La Luz is made up of all female members and is known for their surf rock style with their signature layered vocal harmonies. La Luz was accompanied by local Portland band, Savila.

The band kicked off their set with a popular tracks from their previous two albums including “Call Me in the Day” and “Damp Face”. Although, it’s been over two years since La Luz has released an album, they assured the crowd there was a new album in the work. The crowd danced and swayed to the new beach-esque tunes.

La Luz was incredibly interactive with the crowd and at one point, had the audience split down the middle with a space in the center. Then asked if people would dance down the space as the band jammed out to “Damp Face”. The show really picked up when lead singer, Shana Cleveland, asked the crowd if anyone could play drums.

Someone volunteered and was brought on stage. The band played one song all the way through, and then allowed the volunteer to step in while drummer, Marian Li Pino, crowd surfed. The volunteer did an impressive job keeping up with the band for only hearing the song once, as their drummer traveled over the crowd. Lu Luz will be touring the west coast through the rest of July.

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