I left work a little early in order to take a nap and get ready for the 45 minutes or so drive to Portsmouth for the first show of this Sir Babygirl/Sunspeaker mini tour. I luckily hit no traffic on the way and found a free parking spot right across the street from 3S Artspace. I always say it everytime I go there, but they have the nicest, friendliest staff of any venue. Sunspeaker were already playing to a very small crowd when I got there.
I didn’t know much about Brooklyn’s Sunspeaker, as there isn’t much information out there about them. They played dreamy synth pop that even included some crazy flute playing that got everyone dancing. This was a really fun set and I can’t wait to hear more!
From the moment Kelsie Hogue aka Sir Babygirl, took to the stage with only a guitar, laptop, and a whole buttload of 90’s pop song loops that included Ashlee Simpson and Norah Jones, it was obvious that this was going to be a fun set! Playing mostly songs from her latest album Crush on Me, the small crowd was really into it. People were dancing nonstop and Hogue seemed to have fun bantering with the audience, at one point, even goofing on her tour manager.
At one point, she did a really good cover of Jojo’s “Too Little Too Late“, which got huge cheers. I ended the night at Gilley’s for a hot dog and poutine, which was much needed and definitely hit the spot. This was a really fun, danceable, and very intimate show (there really should have been a much larger crowd). Sunspeaker was a great opener and Sir Babygirl killed her set! I’d recommend seeing either of these bands if you get the chance.
Sunspeaker 2019 Tour Dates:
5/13/19 – The Bowery Electric – New York, NY
6/12/19 – Alphaville – Brooklyn, NY
Sir Babygirl 2019 Tour Dates:
4/20/19 – The Stood at Purchase College – Purchase, NY
6/25/19 – The Rooftop, Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY