I must say, this show felt like a celebration for all the bands to get a chance to look back at all they have accomplished. A sold out concert where everyone was on top of each other and nobody seemed to mind. Everyone gravitated towards each band because all three acts complimented each other so well.
Fictionist started the night with a funky and quirky sound. Seriously these dudes were really good, beginning and ending with a bang. Next up was COIN! They made a grand entrance to the stage and immediately caught everyone’s attention with their charming smiles and an enthusiastic lead singer. They are the epitome of indie-pop and their songs don’t disappoint on that front. They were a fun listen filled with dance pop synths, bright vocals and bouncing beats.
Neon Trees certainly took their time making their way to perform, but they were worth the wait. They were a nonstop thrill ride that kept everyone on their feet. My favorite part was when they played “Love is a Losing Game” (an Amy Winehouse cover which isn’t easy to do, but they nailed it). Hands down, Tyler Glenn is the most fierce human being with a mystifying stage presence and a killer voice. To close the night, he thanked everyone for attending and selling out Irving Plaza even with no new album out! They fell in love with NYC just as much as NYC fell in love with them.
Article: Kayla Klein