On Saturday, March 2nd, buzzy New York City dance-pop band Avan Lava played their first even headlining show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Driven by lead singer Tom Hennes's assured, attention-grabbing vocals, they make no concessions to the recent wave of easily forgotten, wishy-washy electro-pop, instead favoring big hooks, and bold production and theatrical live performances. For the Music Hall show, they prepared for two weeks, collaborating with Lovefoxxx (of CSS), Noemi Ruiz, lighting and production designer Marc Janowitc, choreographer Jenn Freeman and costume designer Lily Jean. They took some polaroids as they were getting ready, and we're happy to share them with you here, along with a short and totally crazy clip from the show.
How Things Get Made: Show Preppin' with Avan Lava
How the band and set comes together for an epic Music Hall performance.