On Friday, September 15th, The Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York City provided the picturesque backdrop for a night of exceptional music, featuring Raffaella as the opening act, followed by Bishop Briggs and MisterWives in the “Don’t Look Down” tour. This tour is in support of Bishop Briggs’ latest EP “When Everything Went Dark”, and MisterWives’ album “Nosebleeds”, both released earlier this summer.
The evening began with NYC-born artist Raffaella, who radiated enthusiasm as she took the stage. Her infectious energy and gratitude for performing in such a stunning setting set the perfect tone for the night. Raffaella’s opening act was a charming introduction to the evening’s musical journey.
Following Raffaella, Bishop Briggs took the stage and continued to elevate the energy and emotion of the evening. Her performance was a tour de force of raw passion and vocal prowess. As she belted out hits like “Wild Horses” and “Hi Lo (Hollow),” the crowd was completely entranced by her presence. Bishop Briggs effortlessly switched between high-energy anthems and soulful, introspective moments, showcasing her versatility as an artist. The acoustic rendition of “Dream” was a poignant highlight, demonstrating her ability to connect with the audience on a deeply personal level. Throughout her set, Bishop Briggs’ stage presence was commanding, and her interaction with the crowd fostered a sense of intimacy and camaraderie, making her performance an unforgettable part of the night.
Following Bishop Briggs’ incredible set, the stage lit up with the arrival of MisterWives, igniting the night with an infectious energy that perfectly complemented the stunning backdrop of The Rooftop at Pier 17. This NYC-based indie-pop band wasted no time in getting the crowd moving and grooving. Their charismatic frontwoman, Mandy Lee, took charge with her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence.
MisterWives delivered a set that was nothing short of electrifying. Their catchy melodies, effervescent instrumentals, and an abundance of positive vibes kept the audience engaged from the first note to the last. Hits like “Our Own House” and “Nosebleeds” were clear crowd-pleasers, with Mandy Lee’s soaring vocals resonating through the night air.
One of the standout moments of their set was the performance of “SUPERBLOOM,” a track from their latest album. The song’s anthemic chorus and uplifting message had the crowd singing along, creating an atmosphere of unity and celebration. Throughout their performance, the band’s chemistry was undeniable, each member feeding off the other’s energy and in turn, transmitting that energy to the audience.
As MisterWives closed their set with “Nosebleeds,” the title track from their most recent album, the crowd was left with a sense of fulfillment and anticipation for future performances. It was clear that MisterWives had not only showcased their musical talent but also shared an unforgettable experience with the audience, making the night at The Rooftop at Pier 17 a memorable celebration of music and community.
This concert not only celebrated the artistry of these three talented acts but also served as a testament to the enduring power of live music. The performances by Raffaella, Bishop Briggs, and MisterWives left the audience with a shared sense of connection, proving that music has the remarkable ability to bring people together in the most magical of settings.
Photos and words by Susie McKeon