MUNA Brings “Dark Pop” to the Turf Club


Last updated on March 21st, 2017 at 04:23 am

MUNA Turf Club Minneapolis 2017

Following their release of their debut LP, About U, MUNA brought their new tunes to the Turf Club last Friday. The Los Angeles based, all female group have been called a  “dark pop” band, pairing electronic beats with deep lyrics, which fans seemed to resonate with.

Katie Gavin provided raw, moody vocals backed by Josette Maskin on lead guitar and Naomi McPherson on the synth. Together, the trio energetically took the stage with confidence while still portraying the emotion behind their lyrics. They kicked off their set with their 2016 single “I Know A Place” and continued to play every song off of About U.

MUNA Turf Club First Ave Minneapolis 2017

They drew a surprisingly small turnout to the Turf for a Friday night, likely due to the 21+ age restriction, but the audience still made their presence loud and reciprocated the lively energy on stage. Despite their album being released only two weeks prior to the show, fans managed to passionately sing along to every word. MUNA manages to create music anyone can genuinely relate to whether it be happy, sad, or longing for love or acceptance. It wasn’t uncommon to see a teary eye in the crowd during any given song. 

MUNA Guitarist

One dedicated fan made the trek to see them perform three consecutive nights in Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Chicago. As soon as he heard MUNA’s music he was instantly hooked, feeling a connection to their lyrics which motivated him to create art and spread positivity. Music is a beautiful tool that can help people in so many ways and MUNA has already managed to inspire people immensely.

Make sure to catch MUNA next time they come around and check out their latest music video here.

Written by Sara Fish

Minneapolis photographer and music lover. | @sarajsfish


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