Last year indie-pop greats, MUNA, made it big. Already a staple on the Indie charts, the band signed to Phoebe Bridgers’ record label and released their hit single “Silk Chiffon” (featuring Phoebe). They also joined Kacey Musgraves on her winter tour.
MUNA continued their musical milestones in 2022 with an almost-sold out US tour; a completely sold out UK tour; numerous television stops and accolades aplenty (see NPR, New York Times, Stereogum, Billboard, People, etc., etc.). Their self-titled album was released earlier this year and is already propelling the trio to pop stardom. We had to catch them when they came to SF because next year they certainly will not be performing at such an intimate and special venue as The Fillmore.
Much bigger things are in store for MUNA and we feel lucky to have caught one of the last shows they’re playing in the US. We expected nothing less than amazing and we were not disappointed. The trio performed with grace and energy; they were grateful and humble. And the packed house was ecstatic and mesmerized. They came out swinging hard with “What I Want” and the pop-fury continued from there with other MUNA hits like “Anything But Me,” I Know a Place,” and “Number One Fan.” The group also performed a stellar cover of The Killer’s “Mr. Brightside.” And, of course, the crowd went absolutely nuts as MUNA closed the show with “Silk Chiffon” where they were joined by opener’s (Meet Me @ The Alter) front person, Edith Victoria.
As they head to the UK next month, we’re going to overdose on MUNA’s latest EP release, Live At Electric Lady. The 5-song EP features spectacular live versions of some of their hits and is out now.
Check out some pics from the show! All pics by Marc Fong