The Ivy premiered new album tracks in intimate, vibes-heavy show at recordBar

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The Ivy at recordBar // photo by Emily Jacobs

While the Chiefs lost to the Lions on Thursday night, up-and-coming indie pop duo The Ivy won over fans both new and old at recordBar on their first headlining tour.

KC shoegaze/emo band Bolinas opened up the show with a series of dreamy, psychedelic rock tunes. They projected the Chiefs game in the background so that fans wouldn’t have to miss out. The lighting during their set was red and blue, matching the Chiefs and Lions colors in the background.

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Bolinas // photo by Emily Jacobs

Then, The Ivy took the stage, and fans scrambled to the front in excitement. Singer/guitarist Wyatt Clem mesmerized the audience with his silky, Harry Styles-ian vocals, perfectly complemented by bassist/synth player Shawn Abhari and touring drummer Ramsey Thornton.

They played a staggering setlist of 12 songs in just 45 minutes, with both older favorites like “Have You Ever Been In Love” and newer tracks like “Tower of Terror.” Also part of the epic setlist was their new single, “Good Faith,” which drops on Sept. 15.

The trio closed out the night with the classic, “Gold,” and the crowd hadn’t had enough at the end, screaming for an encore. Sadly, the Ivy didn’t have another song to play, but they made up for it by coming to the merch table to talk to fans, take pictures, and hand out free stickers.

The Ivy wrapped up the first leg of their tour with the KC show and headed back home to Tulsa, but said that they’ve enjoyed grabbing Thai food both times they’ve been to KC.

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