Alt-rock rising star performs debut LP at Houston show
Alt-rock singer-songwriter Blondshell headlined White Oak Music Hall for her second to last show of the year. It’s been a big year for Sabrina Teitelbaum up to this point. She released a grippingly honest self-titled debut Blondshell, played 86 shows, and opened for Suki Waterhouse. For her and her band, this sold out show was a welcome return to playing a full set of songs since touring with Liz Phair.
“She’s opening with ‘Veronica Mars’!” the front row said. Just like on the album, Blondshell’s cheeky, coming-of-age, ’90s rock world begins here. After playing “Cartoon Earthquake” and “Sepsis,” she told us that they were going to play the full album, besides the next song which was a new one. Blondshell’s lyrical strength is in her ability to capture the messy 20-something experience that everyone can relate to in some way. Cue everyone singing the line “Think you watched/ Way too much/ HBO growing up” from “Joiner.”
The 15-song set included the single “Charm You” and a cover of Le Tigre’s “Deceptacon,” which was a fun, speedy change of pace that also showcased Tietelbaum’s impressive vocal range. Blondshell closed with favorites “Kiss City” and “Tarmac,” then encored with “It Wasn’t Love” and crowd-pleasing “Salad.”
You can check out all the highlights from the show below: