(Le) Poisson Rouge is always the venue for a good drink, great company, and a fantastic live show. With its notorious hanging fish tank, you’re welcomed into a cabaret-styled venue adorned with dark red, romantic lighting. Even if you go solo to a LPR show, you’re bound to have a wonderful time and even more so a better time when you’re accompanied by a great friend who will indulge in some memorable times.
We were excited and happy to catch Sego, the duo hailing from Utah but based in LA; who were also performing in support of their new EP, Long Long Way From The Fringe. They released their first EP on Kitsune which includes their song “Wicket Youth,” which was featured on Noisey to a great review. Listening to their EP beforehand, gave me a sense that Sego is a really fun band to see live and you know what, it’s completely true. Each band member gave a little something to the show and definitely hyped the crowd for El Ten Eleven’s mesmeric performance.
At shows, I always like to wander around and see the crowd’s vibe rather than staying put in one spot because you get a greater sense of the crowd and their sentiment. If you ever get the chance to see Sego, don’t miss out on them; there was rarely a serious face or a still body at this show. Sego is the type of band that is a tremendous and terrific melting-pot of sounds, you can’t exactly pinpoint which band they remind you of because they’ve developed their own rich sounds, ranging from The Rapture to LCD Sound System and even a little of The Pixies.
Closing out their set with the first track of of their new EP, “Fringe,” as the bassist began playing the crowd went wild. You could feel the entire room dancing, singing along, and smiling; best part of my job. Fringe is amazingly addicting, it was difficult not to reminiscence about the The Rapture circa Echoes. Sego adorably captured and modernized certain aspects like the memorable bass and catchy lyrics.
Seeing Sego was truly the best part of my week; from synth ballads to dance-able, unforgettable songs!!
Article: Karen Silva
Photos: Kayla Klein