Having been to many, many shows in the last few years, it’s always an interesting experience to come away with a different opinion of the band due to their live show. Sometimes it’s disappointing and the band doesn’t live up to the music on their records. Neon Trees, however, was thankfully the opposite. I came away from the show with a much more positive opinion of the band and their music, which is always a most welcome feeling.
I caught Neon Trees’ sold out show at Irving Plaza on July 22nd and I’ve got to say I was really impressed with what I saw. I saw Coin, the second of the two openers for the show, and they were a fun way to warm up the crowd. I had never listened to them prior to the show and enjoyed what I heard there, but not enough to seek out the music after the show.
There’s something of a buzz every time I go to a show at the Irving Plaza. It’s not as heralded as Terminal 5 or the Music Hall, but being one of the most conveniently-located venues in Manhattan, It’s a venue that attracts a good turnout.
Saint Scarlet isn’t like every other rock band here on the Sunset Strip; these guys include four part harmonies, violin solos, and ear-bending effects in their songs. I promise you: if you listen to Runaway Love, Expendable, Cruel and Unusual, or Howl, you’ll be singing
A playful take on Daft Punk’s Da Funk” and Smashing Pumpkins “1979,” videos VIGILANTES watched as kids which also included cult classics “The Warriors” and “Breakfast Club.”
The entire music scene is that of a nostalgic trip of loose fun. Parts of the video were shot straight