Check out this clip Matt, Frostfire047, took for us Thursday night of Emily Kinney! Or better known as Beth from the Walking Dead!
As a semi-active concert goer, there was no missing Emily Kinney here in St. Louis, MO. Most may know Emily as Beth Greene from The Walking Dead, but those who looked past the show for her singing found that she has her own music! Music that she does outside of The Walking Dead is a very unique pop style that you’d have to try and explain yourself.
The show was at a venue called The Blueberry Hill Duck Room. It’s basically a bar and stage under a restaurant on the ever popular Delmar Loop. If you’ve ever been to a small concert venue then you’ll know that it’s perfect for non-mainstream artists. The venue holds less than 300 people. There were solid 200 people at this show.
We get to the about 7:15, doors open at 8:00, and find ourselves in a short ten person line to get ID’d and moved through to the venue downstairs. Once we’re downstairs you find a dark basement with a bar along the back wall and a professional stage on the opposite wall. I grab myself a few brewskies and wait for the venue to start filling up and the opening act, Dylan Gardner, to come on.
Dylan Gardner is an 18 year old with an amazing voice and strong lyrics. He is very quick to knock your socks off and get you in the mood for a live band. You’ll want to keep an eye out for his name and check him out whenever he’s near you.
Short drum set changeover and we’re basically right into Emily Kinney. She comes out on stage with her band and greets the audience with a “what’s up?” and a count into her first song “Mess”. You can definitely pick up that’s she’s pretty excited to be out on the road being able to do the music she loves. Quirky audience interactions and statements like “we need a bigger van!”. Quite a few songs from the night where from her new album “This is War” coming out this summer. No complaints about this from fans. We even got to see two songs that she performed on The Walking Dead, “Be Good” and “Hold On”. The show moves through at a solid pace and definitely gives you your money worth. From her poppy, upbeat vocals and the simple but almost perfect lighting, you’ll find from videos and others that went, it was truly a magical experience.