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Skylar Spence Jettisoned Us to Prom Kingdom Live

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Photo: Skylar Spence. Lead singer, Ryan DeRobertis, on the right.

We couldn’t miss Skylar Spence yesterday when he hit LA for his Prom King tour. The American vaporwave band, formerly known as Saint Pepsi, released Prom King back in September and has been electro-funking across the country in the past month. The entire performance – at The Echo in LA – felt like the vibrations were pumping Pepsi (no pun intended) straight into our central nervous system, inducing us to cavort and flail our arms like inebriated chimpanzees. Even Ryan DeRobertis (frontman and producer behind the band) declared that this was the best show he had so far and despite melting like cheddar cheese in his sweater amidst the hyped overheated crowd, he couldn’t stop smiling. We are giving him extra points by performing in his 100° sweater AND knowing how to shake-dance like Ian Curtis minus the whole gloominess.

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Photo: Smile…even if you chose the wrong top.

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Photo: Melting like a boss.

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Photo: Even without vocals, he knows how to vaporwavebang us

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Photo: Life can be hard in long sleeves…but it’s still full of love from the audience!

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Photo: Best choice of shirt for the performance

Our personal favorite performance was “Fiona Coyne”

For his remaining tour dates, we are betting $5 he won’t be wearing a sweater again on stage:

10/23 – Soda Bar (San Diego, CA)

10/24 – Beach Goth Festival (Santa Ana, CA)

10/25 – Valley Bar (Phoenix, AZ)

10/26 – Solar Culture (Tucson, AZ)

10/27 – El Rey Theatre (Albuquerque, NM)

10/28 – Lowbrow Palace (El Paso, TX)

10/29 – Paper Tiger (San Antonio, TX)

10/30 – House of Blues Dallas (Dallas, TX)

10/31 – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Austin, TX)

11/2 – Opolis (Norman, OK)

11/3 – The Bishop (Bloomington, IN)

11/4 – Schubas Tavern (Chicago, IL)

11/15 – Strange Matter (Richmond, VA)

11/17 – Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC)

11/18 – The Earl (Atlanta, GA)

11/19 – The Social (Orlando, FL)

11/20 – BARDOT (Miami, FL)

11/21 – Corona Capital Festival (Mexico City, Mexico)

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