The club was a little more low key this time, being a weeknight, and people slowly trickled in before the first act took the stage. There's something about sitting in a smoky bar with a big mug of beer in my hand, not ten feet from the stage, that just feels right to me.
The opening bands, Starmy and Tigercity, were both great though I can see some finding the falsetto of the lead singer of Tigercity off-putting. VHS or Beta finally hit the stage and the lead singer asked if we really paid to sit and watch from the back. Some filed to the dance floor in front of the stage while others looked away, unsure.
Then they started to play.
|VHS or Beta - Burn It All Down|
|Found at skreemr.com|
The first strains of Burn It All Down brought everyone forward and they had the audience's full attention from that point on. These guys have been playing together for 11 years and it showed. They're one of the tightest sounding indie acts I've had the chance to see live and I would put their technical ability above even Shiny Toy Guns. The guys can play and damn can Craig Pfunder sing! They ended with Night on Fire and with the whole crowd moving and clapping.