Review: Jay Som at Rough Trade, Brooklyn


Sound: Moody indie rock fused with dreamy bedroom pop

For Fans Of: The Breeders, Mitski, Real Estate, Slowdive

Stage Presence: Though Melina Duterte impressively played every instrument independently on her latest album Everybody Works, the chemistry and rapport she shares with her touring band was clear from the moment they took the stage, frequently exchanging mischievous grins and sharing quick jokes.

Show Highlight: During the bridge of “1 Billion Dogs,” Duterte and guitarist Oliver Pannell got into a playful guitar duel, showing off licks from blink-182’s nostalgic hit “What’s My Age Again?” eliciting enthusiastic cheers from the crowd.