Friday, October 13th felt just like old times with a good friend, when the one and only Syd slid through the Baltimore Soundstage for a one night only performance.
Everyone is familiar with Syd through her work with a collective of talented individuals we all know as The Internet, but now is her time to shine bright like a diamond on a platform all by herself, as the “Always Never Home” Tour is her first major solo tour.
Folks from all over Baltimore came out to pack the Soundstage, which is no strange place for the singer. The last time her band played Bmore, it was at the exact same venue before another sold out crowd. Granted her shows with The Internet are usually more male charged shows, the “Never Home” tour took a noticeable turn in direction, as this was obviously ladies night with the inclusion of Kari Faux and Beya Likhari as the supporting acts on the Bmore stop of the jaunt.
Around 10 PM the woman everyone was waiting for walked out onto the stage. Dressed in all black in front of an all white background, she immediately made the impact that she sought to make. Here to support her latest EP “Always Never Home“, which was released just last month, and her debut album “FIN” that dropped earlier in the year, she had ample new material to showcase for her fans. When you are a solo artist who also is a part of a band, it’s often a little difficult to showcase who you are entirely as an individual, and this was THAT crowning moment.
Syd’s mellow voice was something that was much needed to help transport us away to a warm, fuzzy place, far away from the problems that we are dealing with in the world today. As a special treat for her fans from way back, she even performed a couple throwback cuts from The Internet and Odd Future.
The “Always Never Home” Tour continues to roll on around North America until it makes it’s last stop at Syd’s hometown of Los Angeles on December 7th. Check out our photo gallery down bottom
All photos captured by Arturo Holmes.