Grouplove at House of Blues, 4/7/2014

So, Tell Me About the Opener: Before Grouplove hit the stage, up-and-coming dance-pop duo MS MR performed an inspired set of originals with a handful of wisely chosen covers thrown in for good measure. I didn't necessarily take to them at first, and kind of wrote them off as another generic indie group, but by the end of it they had me.

Their take on the Arctic Monkey's "Do I Wanna Know?" was a good one, and when they jumped into LCD Soundsystem's "Dance Yrself Clean," I was a bit taken aback, but was soon jamming it pretty hard. Finishing the set with their breakout single, "Hurricane," they showed why they've been the talk of the interwebs as of late. I'm really looking forward to catching them the next time they come around.

Personal Bias: I like to have fun in the sun.

The Crowd Tons of younger folk. Which made me question what kind of parent lets their 16-year-old go to a concert unchaperoned on a school night? It's a school night, right? Last time I checked, Monday night was a school night. I don't know, though. I'm pretty far removed from the world of schooling that it might have changed. I highly doubt it, but maybe I guess.

Overheard In the Crowd: Some older, silver-haired guy, who I'm hoping was one of the few chaperones in the building, yelled "Wooooooooooo" loudly in my ear, then looked at me awkwardly and said "That was me!" Dude, no shit. Also, thanks for the momentary deafness.

Random Notebook Dump: Grouplove is doing this thing where they record the entire show, then ask their fans to vote for what song they liked the best during the night on their Web site. Whichever tune gets the most votes, which will probably be "Tongue Tied" because it's more of a popularity contest than what was actually the best, they'll release as a free download to everyone tomorrow. Pretty cool idea, and a nice token of appreciation for the throngs of fans throwing down $40 for a ticket.


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