Photo Gallery & Review By: Tony Vasquez
Monday night at the Hi-Fi Indy with its inmate vibe was the perfect setting for Katie Toupin’s stop in Indianapolis, IN. The former Houndmouth member booked a handful of dates in the Midwest in support her self-released solo EP Moroccan Ballroom, which came out earlier this year.
Opening for Katie was the Nashville based band TWEN with their acid-pop garage sound being lead with locals by Jane Fitzsimmons, Ian Jones on guitar, Cory Best on drums and Jordan Lagana on bass guitar. The bands only release to date TWEN Live captures the groups unique sonic sound and energy perfectly.
After a brief set from TWEN, Katie with the support of a full band took the stage and performed all of her songs on the EP. Joking early in the night that she would be playing some newer material so she wouldn’t have to repeat songs off of Moroccan Ballroom the crowd glowingly welcomed the announcement.
One of the newer tunes “Broken Pieces,” which she performed solo with an acoustic guitar was a highlight moment as the audience fell silent in awe. Later in the set, the band played a cover of Tiffany’s “I Think We Are Alone Now,” as Katie joined the crowd and danced with a carefree spirit. Her next adventure will be some “KT at Home!” shows, which will feature a series of house shows where fans will host the performance in October. Tickets will go on sale on September 7th. She will also be making an appearance at the Kaaboo Del Mar music festival in Del Mar, CA on September 14.
Grab tickets to check out Katie Toupin & TWEN's tour here!