Saturday, September 4, 2010
Show Review - VV Brown w/ Kris Allen and Maroon 5 - 9/29/10 - Tribune Total Media Amphitheatre - Concert Review - Live Review
VV Brown was up first. She jogged to center stage with so much intensity and enthusiasm, it was impossible to pay attention to anything else. She commanded the stage, beautifully with a down to earth vibe I immediately connected with. In between funky-retro songs, she warmed the Pittsburgh crowd with her British accent, "I wrote this record in my bedroom. I produced this record in my bedroom." Her debut album, "Traveling Like the Light" (released July 2009), made up almost all of the set list except an enthralling cover of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida." Her song "Shark in the Water," and "Viva La Vida" really stood out. Her set seemed short, as all great opening acts do. However, I got a chance to meet her after she finished and to my delight she was just as sweet as she seemed during her performance.
-Laura Lee Burkhardt