Review: Class Actress and Penguin Prison at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Posted by The G on December 31, 2011 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Elizabeth Harper of Class Actress

Elizabeth Harper of Class Actress

December 30, 2011 was an epic night.  New York based dance pop bands Class Actress and Penguin Prison got New York in a dancing mood as they performed a double bill of greatness at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg.  2011 has seen the meteoric rise to fame for both groups and I am certain that 2012 will see even higher heights for Class Actress and Penguin Prison.

From the second Class Actress hit the stage, an all out dance party ensued as lead singer Elizabeth Harper’s sexy vocals over lush beats got the crowd ready to groove.  Performing songs from her excellent EP “Journal of Ardency” and her full length debut “Rapprocher,” the crowd went wild as we danced to songs like the ultra funky “Keep You,” “Limousine,” “Let Me Take You Out,” and “Careful What You Say.”

Penguin Prison

Penguin Prison

The crowd was ready to groove by the time Penguin Prison took the stage, and like the music of Class Actress, every song played is catchy and knows how to rev the audience up.  Lead singer Chris Glover jumps into the crowd, plays guitar behind his head and delivers the funk.  His set consisted of songs such as the infectious “In The Way,” “Desert Cold,” “Something I’m Not,” “Animal Animal,” “Don’t Fuck With My Money,” and he also performed his excellent remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans.”  2012 is going to be a huge year for Class Actress and Penguin Prison and for those that got to witness this great double bill, all we can say is thanks for a great night!

I’ve been really lucky to see both bands introduce their new material to receptive audiences and it’s so cool to see that in a few short months, the entire venue is singing along to the songs.  It’s only going to get bigger for Class Actress and Penguin Prison and I am so excited for their futures!

If you don’t know the music of Penguin Prison or Class Actress, I suggest you remedy that right now.  Your body, mind and soul will thank you for it!


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  • Jonathan said,

    Last night’s double bill was exquisite! Nice review.