Austin, Texas-based alternative rock outfit MISSIO made their way to NYC’s Bowery Ballroom this Tuesday to show off their high-powered hybrid rock/trap style. Their infectious energy translated to the crowd, who gave back everything that lead singer Matthew Brue and do-everything instrumentalist David Butler were shelling out, as the duo jumped and head-banged around the stage.
Accompanied by a clown-masked drummer, MISSIO played a mix of songs off of their two full-length albums, 2017’s Loner, and April’sThe Darker The Weather // The Better The Man, which came out just three weeks ago. Standout songs were the chilling “Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea,” “I See You,” “Twisted,” and “Shimmy” – the latter of which they brought out fellow Austin-based rap duo Blackillac, their opener, to perform with.
With their unique blend of electronic elements in production, and alternative rock as the basis for their melodies, MISSIO made for a very energetic night filled with booming bass drops and fully-charged vocals that got their dedicated fan base moving and swaying with them throughout the set.