The 19-year-old indie-alternative rocker Grace Mitchell preformed at the Mercury Lounge to a buzzing sold out crowd. As the band was setting-up, people in the front row were peeking at the set lists that were placed across the stage, noting when or if their favorite songs would be played. Grace eventually stepped on stage to a cheering crowd as she started off with the intro to “Cali God” and transitioned into “Jitter.”
Song by song, she displayed a confident rocker attitude by belting big notes and strutting across the stage – and the crowd was loving it. During the upbeat rhythms people were dancing along with her, creating a shared environment of excitement.
Grace is not a beginner to preforming. She has opened and performed with artists such as The Weeknd, JoyWave and St. Lucia. She has also performed at a number of music festivals, including CMJ, SXSW, Coachella and Lollapalooza.
Out of all the songs she preformed that night, one of her newest songs stole the show. Her performance of “Kids (Ain’t All Right)” had strong guitar strums and anti-establishment lyrics that were punk-like. For her first upcoming LP, Grace said in Out Magazine that her album is a mix of different genres, with “Kids” as an outlier and the “aggressive opening single.”
Without a doubt, Grace had undeniable strong and authentic presence that spread throughout the whole room. There was a lot of dancing and plenty of singing. One thing is for sure: You don’t want to miss the next time she comes to town.