All Things Go Music Festival returned on October 16th
All Things Go Music Festival moved to Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2021. The festival continues to bill a majority of all-women lineup, which was highlighted with headlining sets by HAIM, Charli XCX, and St. Vincent. This year’s event expanded to two stages with 16 artist performances. See photos and highlights:
Tkay Maidza took the main stage with a burst of energy. Originally from Australia, Tkay brings funky beats with smooth lyrics as felt by her song, “24k.”
Over on the Chrysalis Stage, Blu DeTiger graced us with her amazing bass guitar skills. Seriously, I’m a sucker for a good bassline and Blu’s set had me wishing I could see her play over and over again. Releasing her EP, How Did We Get Here? earlier this year, fans got to hear the release’s recent hit, “Figure it Out.”
Will anyone ever forget Tai Verdes jumping off the stage and running through the whole Pavillon to hype up the crowd? It was definitely of the major highlights of the day, as was hearing his popular tracks, “A.O.K.” and “Stuck in the Middle.”
ROLE MODEL’s presence on the stage was so natural and his fans adored him through his performance. He performed his latest single “death wish” and many other songs like “blind” and “forever&more” to which all of his fans knew the lyrics.
Sophie Allison aka Soccer Mommy‘s sophomore album, Color Theory came out last year and she performed songs from the album like “circle the drain” and “Your Dog.” Adding a memorable touch of sad girl vibes to the set was the light rain that began.
Indie star Gus Dapperton took over Chrysallis with his latest album, Orca. He was bouncing all over the stage at some points during the set; he couldn’t contain his excitement. Some of his best songs were “Prune, You Talk Funny” and “I’m Just Snacking.”
Beach Bunny‘s turn to the plate did not disappoint. “Good Girls (Don’t Get Used)” and “Prom Queen” are instant classics. Lead singer and guitarist Lili Trifilio really wanted the whole crowd to mosh from the pit all the way to the lawn. A little hard to do, but fans managed to pull it off.
I will always respect anyone that can play the flute or saxophone and Cautious Clay has those talents in spades. In addition to playing his new album, Deadpan Love, he performed “SIDEWINDER” and “Cold War,” definitive hits from his first albums.
girl in red
girl in red is the real deal. She’s witty, her banter was great, and she can play a mean guitar. Throughout her set, “we fell in love in october” and “girls” were the best to listen to live. One of the day’s best sets!
Lauv made his highly-anticipated return to the DMV! The energy between him and the crowd was amazing, leading to a fantastic hour-long set with highlights like “i’m so tired” and “I Like Me Better.”
The sun was setting to a beautiful peach hue in the sky as Annie Clark aka St. Vincent brought the theatrics to her performance. The crowd thought she came out with the rest of her band but it was just a double. Just like magic, she appeared and it was jaw-dropping to see her presence. “Los Angeles” had every person in the crowd in awe and she ended with “The Melting in the Sun.”
CHARLI XCX. What a showstopper! The crowd went absolutely insane and it was only the first song. Every single person knew the words to “Vroom Vroom” and at that point, she had the whole festival in the palm of her hands. “1999” was a rager and she ended with her newest hit, “Good Ones.”
Closing out an unforgettable day was sister trio, HAIM. Este, Danielle, and Alana greeted the attentive crowd and then kicked off with “The Steps” from their album, Women in Music Pt III. Personal favorites “Want You Back” and “Right Now” were so good live and they ended the night with “Summer Girl.” They truly dominated the stage and it was a perfect end to the festival.
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