Below are photos from some recent shows: Gang of Youths, Lights, and AJR.
Gang of Youths at The Newport Music Hall on April 24th.
The band is an alternative/indie rock group out of Australia, who has been hitting the music charts there for years. I do expect them to blow up in the US as they tour their third studio album, Angel in Realtime (February 2022). Their sound is a lot like a U2 and Kings of Leon, but they definitely have their own identity. David Le-aupepe (vocals, guitarist, keyboards) is a very down-to-earth frontman who loves to talk to and interact with the crowd. As David mentions onstage, “F*ck all the pretentious bullshit. We’re not your typical boohoo indie alternative band. We’re just here to have blast”. The band as a whole puts off a lot positive energy onstage, even when some of their material may be somewhat melancholy. Excellent show!
Lights at The Newport Music Hall on April 25th.
Lights is a talented Canadian musician, singer and songwriter currently touring her 2022 album titled, Pep. Pep is mostly an electropop/electronic rock album, but she has quite a bit of material that spans a wider range of musical tastes. She is definitely worth seeing perform LIVE!
AJR at The Schottenstein Center on May 13th.
AJR is an indie pop trio consisting of brothers, Adam Met, Jack Met, and Ryan Met. The brothers write their music in the living room of their apartment in NYC, and now share them with the world playing arenas. AJR is definitely an arena band, full of energy and fun to watch. They can be somewhat compared to twenty one pilots. A FUN SHOW!!!