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GovballNYC Stage – Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Echosmith started 12 minutes late, then strutted on slowly like they owned the place during their first song. It was uneven; half the time, it was an endless dance party to the point that even the signer for the deaf crowd was clapping her hands and dancing along. But half the time, even the band felt distracted, as the bassist kept playing random classic pop songs in between numbers as the vocalist tried to talk. Toward the end of their new single “Bright”, they nailed a three-part harmony acapella that, even if you don’t like the genre, you had to take a step back and notice. Apart from that, the bird never left the tree. –Dan Bogosian