Snail Mail, led by indie’s coolest teenager Lindsey Jordan, rock the Starline Social Club in Oakland

Her age is often mentioned in write-ups about them, but its true, Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan continues to be Indie rocks coolest teenager and has been creating major buzz in the alt music scene. With songs from her EP Habit appearing all over music streaming services, Snail Mail quickly started popping up at many major music fests around the country.

Lately Lindsey has been spending a lot of her time touring with material off Lush, her debut album as Snail Mail. This album is packed with tunes that are raw, emotional and express heartbreak that many can relate to. Her ability to put deep, intense feelings and life experiences into words makes it seem so effortless. Lush is currently one of my favorite albums and has had the ability to make me go back to feeling the same kind of emotions I felt during very similar experiences Jordan writes about. When she plays these songs live, you can see her reliving some of those feelings as she sings.

Joining Snail Mail for tonight’s show at the Starline Social Club in Oakland, CA is Bonny Doon and local band, Club Night. Its not very often you see people show up to a show early and have the venue practically packed for the first openers, but Club Night did not disappoint. Singer, Josh Bertram sang at the top of his lungs while playing crazy guitar riffs and danced all over the stage.

Bonny Doon followed up with a mesmerizing, chill set. Their lo-fi, garage pop sounds were perfect for the summer night. Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail, stepped in on bass for Josh Brooks and joined singer, Bill Lennox with some backup vocals as well.

As Snail Mail takes the stage, they prepare to perform their new songs to a sold out crowd. They started off with a buildup of all of them jamming and eventually cut it off to the intro of their latest single, Heatwave. These tunes had people in the crowd literally screaming the lyrics out at some points, leaving Jordan laughing. At one point she told the crowd to “give it up for love!” and was met with a mixed response that had her say “you guys are pretty grumpy for people that live in California…” and laughed. For such a young band, I was expecting a younger audience like I’ve often experienced in the past at other shows, but to my surprise it was a pleasant mix of people of all ages. This act is going to be one to definitely keep an eye on as they make their rounds to more cities and festivals.

Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Club Night

Club Night

Club Night

Bonny Doon

Bonny Doon

Bonny Doon

Bonny Doon

Natalie Baeza
Natalie Baeza is a San Francisco based audio engineer and photographer. You can see more of her work at nataliebaeza.com.

Snail Mail, led by indie’s coolest teenager Lindsey Jordan, rock the Starline Social Club in Oakland

Her age is often mentioned in write-ups about them, but its true, Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan continues to be Indie rocks coolest teenager and has been creating major buzz in the alt music scene. With songs from her EP Habit appearing all over music streaming services, Snail Mail quickly started popping up at many major music fests around the country.

Lately Lindsey has been spending a lot of her time touring with material off Lush, her debut album as Snail Mail. This album is packed with tunes that are raw, emotional and express heartbreak that many can relate to. Her ability to put deep, intense feelings and life experiences into words makes it seem so effortless. Lush is currently one of my favorite albums and has had the ability to make me go back to feeling the same kind of emotions I felt during very similar experiences Jordan writes about. When she plays these songs live, you can see her reliving some of those feelings as she sings.

Joining Snail Mail for tonight’s show at the Starline Social Club in Oakland, CA is Bonny Doon and local band, Club Night. Its not very often you see people show up to a show early and have the venue practically packed for the first openers, but Club Night did not disappoint. Singer, Josh Bertram sang at the top of his lungs while playing crazy guitar riffs and danced all over the stage.

Bonny Doon followed up with a mesmerizing, chill set. Their lo-fi, garage pop sounds were perfect for the summer night. Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail, stepped in on bass for Josh Brooks and joined singer, Bill Lennox with some backup vocals as well.

As Snail Mail takes the stage, they prepare to perform their new songs to a sold out crowd. They started off with a buildup of all of them jamming and eventually cut it off to the intro of their latest single, Heatwave. These tunes had people in the crowd literally screaming the lyrics out at some points, leaving Jordan laughing. At one point she told the crowd to “give it up for love!” and was met with a mixed response that had her say “you guys are pretty grumpy for people that live in California…” and laughed. For such a young band, I was expecting a younger audience like I’ve often experienced in the past at other shows, but to my surprise it was a pleasant mix of people of all ages. This act is going to be one to definitely keep an eye on as they make their rounds to more cities and festivals.

Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Club Night

Club Night

Club Night

Bonny Doon

Bonny Doon

Bonny Doon

Bonny Doon

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