Updated on April 06th, 2018; at 5:27pm
Haim first blipped on my radar, last spring, when blurbs about the band – comprised of sisters Este Haim (bass), Danielle Haim (lead vocals, lead guitar), and Alana Haim (rhythm guitar, keyboards, percussion); and Dash Hutton (drums)* – appeared in such glossy magazines as PAPER, V, and Vanity Fair, accompanied by an image of the sisters that looked as though it had been inspired and styled by Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for Saint Laurent (SS13) – bohemian brunettes in black and white. Knowing that the last time the glamour-press showed such love for a band, was nearly a decade ago, when the buzz was aimed toward Vampire Weekend**, I decided to tune-in and take a listen.
I wrote that in April 2014, and I’m as glad now as I was then, that I was paying attention. In the years since, their incredible talents (both as musicians and as songwriters, as witnessed on their debut album, 2013’s Days Are Gone) has found them winning “Best International Band” at the 2014 NME Awards; appearing on the soundtrack albums for The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1 and The Divergent Series: Insurgent; going on vaycay with gal-pal, Taylor Swift; laying vocal tracks for Calvin Harris; being nominated for “Best New Artist” at the 57th annual Grammy Awards; filming a documentary (Valentine) with auteur Paul Thomas Anderson; recording a cover-version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rihannon,” with Stevie Nicks; and brainstorming song ideas, in the studio, with U2.
It’s also found them tearing it up in live performances, on television (including two appearances on Saturday Night Live), and at music festivals (including Downtown Las Vegas’ annual Life is Beautiful festival, in 2013 and again in 2017); where their musicality and showmanship have been put front-and-center, to very well-deserved acclaim.
Now, to promote their sophomore album, 2017’s Something to Tell You (featuring the singles “Want You Back,” “Little of Your Love,” “Nothing’s Wrong,” and “Walking Away”); the trio is returning to town – with Jody Gaichello (drums) and Tommy King (keyboards) – bringing their Sister Sister Sister tour to the recently renovated Pearl Concert Theater at PALMS Casino Resort, on Friday, April 13th; with support from Minneapolis rapper, Lizzo. It promises to be a fantastic concert, especially insomuch as the Pearl is an ideal venue for witnessing the sisters’ sun-dappled three-part harmonies (not to mention Este’s fabulously expressive “bass-face”). And not for nothing, I just toured Pearl, this afternoon, and lemme tell you, the about-to-be-unveiled re-zhuzh is sweeeeet! The Sisters Haim will enjoy dressing rooms tricked-out to resemble posh day spas, with leathers and marble and wall coverings in rich shades of espresso and ivory and and gold, are kinda divine; as are the bar/lounges off the VIP Boxes. Trust.
Haim | Sister Sister Sister Tour
Pearl Concert Theater | PALMS Casino Resort
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Get into it!
[Editor’s Notes: *Drummer Dash Hutton left the band, in 2017, to focus on other projects. **Just to bring this full-circle, Rostam, the talented multi-hyphenate founder of Discovery (aka Rostam Batmanglij, the musical savant, formerly of Vampire Weekend) was a significant contributor to Haim's second album, Something to Tell You; in various cases producing, writing, providing the instrumentalization, and in once case lending backing vocals!]