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Adia Victoria Live

Adia Victoria Live

Adia Victoria Live From Syndicate Lounge 5/27/16

Photo/Recording – Darrell Nance
Audio Mix – Brian Savage

Photo/Recording – Darrell Nance
Audio Mix – Brian Savage
“Detroit Moan” (Victoria Spivey cover)
“Dead Eyes”
“Mortimer’s Blues”
“Howlin’ Shame”
“Horrible Weather”
“Head Rot”
“Invisible Hands”
“Me and the Devil”
“Stuck in the South”
“And Then You Die”
 Unreleased Track
“Ain’t I A Woman”

An Interview with Adia Victoria

Words by Lindsay McDuffie
Photography by Darrell Nance

Standing around The Syndicate Lounge, I could hear Adia Victoria before I could see her. She talked loud and quick, sometimes in exaggerated Southern twang, sometimes in exaggerated Ghetto-speak. “I’m such a Black girl,” she added after one such occurrence. Draped in a zip-up white moo-moo, a sleek honey-brown wig, her steps accented by yellow Converse, Adia (Uh-DEE-uh) pulled her guitar over her shoulders for soundcheck. Cue “Smells Like Teen Spirit”–after, of course, dialing in a few originals.

She stopped, smiled, looked up from her guitar, joked about playing the next song. “Like uh, with Grateful Dead pedals!” she said, with exaggerated gestures. The guitarist next to her, Mason Hickman, tapped his foot across his board, began playing wah-wah sounds à la Jerry Garcia. Having played two of my favorite bands consecutively, two that…

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