The ages of the crowd varied immensely and it was very interesting to see. There is a saying that Mayday Parade fans have the best choral singing, and the audience at House of Blues were on a mission to prove it.
The band to start off the night was A Will Away. They started the night off strong with a lead singer with amazing stage presence and versatility in his voice. The slower songs packed a punch and the vocals were very controlled. The guitar parts were all very different from one another and it was very pleasing to listen to. The crowd seemed very interested in their music and it put everyone in a great mood for the rest of the night. There was a very old school emo quality to their music, some parts of songs even reminiscent of Motion City Soundtrack at times.
There was a dance party on Friday night at the Subterranean in Chicago. The night was filled of good vibes and good music with a crowd that wasn’t afraid to welcome Flor, Colony House, and COIN in true Chicago fashion; dancing and singing along at the top of their lungs and never letting the energy drop, even between sets.
A true sign of an artist is being able to create this sense of resonation with the audience. Ducktails’ music creates this feeling of striking a memory deep inside of the crevices of one’s brain that they might have forgotten about; nostalgia for places one has been, and wanderlust for places that one wishes to go.
The crowd in New York City was beautiful, and they served as Beckett’s own personal back up choir. After he played the first The Academy Is song for the night, he told the crowd that he was in love with them.
Webster Hall’s Marlin Room was packed to the brim on Friday night as people came from all across town to come see Liam Finn and the bird and the bee. People from all shapes, ages, and sizes were packed into the medium sized room of Webster to enjoy the music. It’s interesting to see how music could bring so many people together in so many different ways.