PVRIS | Texas Review | Ralph Arvesen
PVRIS performing during the Oil & Water Live, US & Canada Leg 2024 Tour at Emo's Austin in Austin, Texas on July 6, 2024. (Photo: Ralph Arvesen)

PVRIS (pronounced "Paris" and stylized as PVRIS) is a pop rock project led by multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer Lyndsey Gunnulfsen. Over her decade-long career, Gunnulfsen has released four studio albums: *White Noise* in November 2014, featuring the hits "You and I" and "My House"; *All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell* in 2017, featuring "What's Wrong"; *Use Me* in 2020, featuring "Hallucinations"; and *EVERGREEN* in 2023, featuring "ANIMAL" and "GODDESS".

The band was originally formed in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 2012 under the name Operation Guillotine as a metalcore band with five members, including Kyle Anthony on unclean vocals. The lineup soon changed to vocalist/guitarist Lynn Gunn (born Lyndsey Gunnulfsen), guitarist Alex Babinski, bassist Brian Macdonald, and drummer Brad Griffin.

Griffin left the band before the release of their debut album, *White Noise*, in 2014. The trio of Gunn, Babinski, and Macdonald released another album, *All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell*, in 2017, and an EP, *Hallucinations*, in 2019. Before the release of *Use Me* in 2020, Babinski was removed from the band. The current lineup includes Gunnulfsen, with Macdonald and drummer Danny Agosto joining her for live performances.
Fan reviews:

PVRIS is phenomenal! They know how to rock a stage and keep the crowd in the vibe. Amazing environment, all love all around. Can’t wait to see them again!

They always put on a amazing show and Pale Waves was great too!

Perfect concert! Can’t wait until next time. Every act was amazing. I loved every second of every act. Pvris was truly amazing to watch in action.

Incredible show! I can honestly say I haven't had this much fun at another show! The venue was perfect for the crowd and allowed you to be on the floor or balcony to get a little space. PVRIS absolutely killed their set and had everyone in the building dancing and singing! Such a vibe. They picked great openers, as well, and I followed both on Spotify after the show.

One of the best shows I’ve been to! PVRIS absolutely blew me away. Incredible show. And Pale Waves and Bruses were also very impressive and dynamic. I was so thoroughly entertained the entire time, and enjoyed every second of it. I will be prioritizing seeing these artists again as soon as I can.
Setlist for the show at Emo's Austin
  • Good Enemy
  • Animal
  • Dead Weight
  • Burn the Witch
  • White Noise
  • Hype Zombies
  • Nola 1
  • What's Wrong
  • Mirrors
  • Same Soul
  • Monster
  • Oil & Water
  • Use Me
  • You and I
  • Senti‐mental
  • I Don't Wanna Do This Anymore
  • Nightmare
  • Love Is A...
  • Hallucinations
  • My House
  • Goddess

PVRIS was the main act at Emo's Austin with guests Pale Waves and Bruses. They continue across the United States with the last stop at the Fontainebleau in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 27, 2024.

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