Words and photos by Stephen McGill
Los Angeles viral pop upstart Billie Eilish came to Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre on Tuesday night for the first of two nights. Playing to a sold out crowd of fellow teenagers, the sixteen year-old Eilish kicked off her set with my boy from her 2017 EP, Don’t Smile At Me and carried that momentum through her seventeen song set. Backed by a two piece band set up in the shadow of a massive illuminated spider she translated her web hits to the stage with deft precision. From the start of the set it was clear that she and the crowd were in sync as they enthusiastically sang along at every opportunity.