Ra Ra Riot, one of my favorite bands for the past decade, headlined Thursday night, and it was such a shift for me as a fan. Last time I saw them, they headlined Music Hall of Williamsburg. Then, a few years later they struck gold with hits like "Absolutely" and "Water."
Now, in 2017, I'm seeing them at a divey venue w/o crazy security and barricades lining the raised stage. Dude, it was awesome. It was like we went back in time.
Admittedly, I got a bit carried away fotographing them, especially Becca Zeller, violinist extraordinaire. I think I may just do a blog post about her later, because- obviously.
DFA 1979 & The Beaches
Death From Above w/openers The Beaches live at Englewood's Gothic Theater | 10 November 2017
You've probably heard their song "Sonsick" at a cool restaurant or bar, or on some indie rock Pandora station. But you'd be doing yourself a disservice by sticking to that happenstance and not listening to the entirety of their latest record, Belong.
"Better Company" has been my on-repeat anthem for a solid month- soaring horns, the eerie harmonies of Charlene Kaye and Allen Tate, the crescendo and cool stop. Man, and it's even better on vinyl.
They killed it at the Bluebird, y'all, and I really hope they come through Denver again soon.