American girl groups are hard to come by, but Fifth Harmony are holding it down. After winning the much coveted Artist to Watch VMA—they even beat Aussie boy band heartthrobs 5 Seconds of Summer, but we’ll let that one slide—they have proven themselves the badass feminist Spice Girls of 2014. Oh, and “Miss Movin’ On” might be the most underrated pop song of 2014. All that plus “All About That Bass” up-and-comer Meghan Trainor, and you’ve got yourself a night of young, powerful female performers. There really isn’t anything better.
Tue., Sept. 23, 7 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 17, 2014