Coachella Day 2: Glass Candy's Unitard Dance Routine Is Infectious -- and Tight

Glass Candy's Ida No, sleek and form-fitting disco futurism
Glass Candy's Ida No, sleek and form-fitting disco futurism
Timothy Norris

Glass Candy's Ida No and Johnny Jewel have one thing going against them: it's hard to get a crowd moving when you're a behind a lot of gear, and your singing is less about showing off as it is getting the crowd moving. The solution: Ida can dance. She does this little shimmy shake that's part go-go dancer, part new wave seductress, part disco funk thingy. Jewel tosses off thumpy beats that draw from disco and first wave house. Ida No gets the crowd moving. It's simple.

Ida No, who, with Johnny Jewel, turned in a great little dance set.
Ida No, who, with Johnny Jewel, turned in a great little dance set.
Timothy Norris

One of the best things about Glass Candy's performance was that while the Chemical Brothers and DJ AM/ and MSTRKRFT were cramming sweaty bodies into the Sahara Tent, the dancers at the Glass Candy show had room to move, had room groove, could dance fancy and not merely resort to pogoing. Bonus: Ida No was onstage.

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