Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Very Best, Beach House, and Vampire Weekend

IV League, hyperactive, genre crossing, indie rock seems to be all the rage these days, and Columbia University alums Vampire Weeked are the godfather's of this movement. Now on their second album, Contra, Vampire Weekend have found their own distinct sound that have made them so popular.

The Very Best were the first band to take the stage during Vampire Weekend's Saint Louis visit. Best known for their song, 'Heart of Africa' with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koening, The Very Best sing lighthearted songs over African drums and a throwback funky beat.

Indie buzz band Beach House were next on the roster and right away they lit up the crowd with their psychadelic light show that included pyramids and flashing stars behind them. Their single 'Norway' was by far the highlight of the set, showing that the band definitely has stardom potential, even if they aren't quite there yet.

Vampire Weekend stormed the stage and opened with their third single from the album 'Holiday'. From their Vampire Weekend provided a dance party, and everyone knew the words. On the slower songs, Vampire Weekend lit up the stage with red bulb chandeliers and the entire audience had a glowstick in hand.

Vampire Weekend were the stars of the night, and Ezra Koening's charisma cannot be denied. Vampire Weekend looked like pro's up on Chaifetz Arena's massive stage and their stardom isn't dying down any time soon.

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