Sister Act: 6 Questions for Este Haim of L.A.’s Haim


The rhythmic sister trio Haim has had a crazy year. In February, they released their EP Forever and then toured with the likes of Mumford and Sons and Florence + the Machine.

Wednesday night, Este, Danielle, and Alana capped off their epic 2012 with a homecoming show at a Troubadour stuffed to the rafters. They took the the stage with shouts of "You're gorgeous!," and "Strut it, beautiful!" from childhood friends in the audience. Family, friends, and new friends were all in attendance, and the crowd was charged with the momentum of what 2013 brings for these ladies on the precipice of full blown fame.

Hailing from the San Fernando Valley, their performance roots stem from years of local gigs covering classics with their family band, Rockinhaim. For their encore, they pulled Mom and Dad up from the crowd to cover Mustang Sally. Mom grabbed the microphone and a tambourine, Dad the drums, and the whole venue participated in a classic sing along.

We caught up with Este Haim to chat about this last year and her love of Los Angeles.

LAist: How does it feel to have sold out the Troubadour?
Este Haim: It's a dream come true! It was always a dream of ours, since we started the band, to one day headline the Troubadour.

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