Best Evocation of Jackson Pollock: Little Big Town
Always ones to make a splash (ahem), Little Big Town always bring their A game to award shows. Last night, the group upped the ante with the colorful debut performance of its summery, Vampire Weekend-gone-country single “Day Drinking.” At the start, with the vocal quartet dressed in all white, singing on a cream-colored stage and flanked by second line of auxiliary percussionists that would make Imagine Dragons green with envy, there was more white on white than a Gap commercial. But it turns out LBT & Co. were just a blank canvas, as midway through the song, paint started splashing out of those drums, dousing the group in primary colors as plumes of smoke exploded below and streamers and confetti rained down from above. They walked off stage mischievously chuckling like they’d just pulled off a Jackass stunt, or at least a very similar stunt to Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar at the 2014 Grammys.