Alright, people. It’s time to GEEK OUT!
FAN FAVORITES: Best Shows of 2012
Big thanks to all of you who submitted your favorite shows! This week we will post a new one each day and the author will win a pair of tickets to one of our 2013 shows!
Passion Pit w/ Young Blood Hawke and Arms
Arms, Young Blood Hawke, and Passion Pit rocked it out on October 14th at 930, making it my favorite show of the year. I usually don’t go for Sunday night shows, but the second those tickets went on sale, my best friend and I jumped at the chance to take a break from midterms and jam out to some of our favorite bands. Thanks to a bit of overzealousness we got to 9:30 Club pretty early, and ended up with front and center spots for the show! Arms did an amazing job capturing the crowd’s attention, and Young Blood Hawke got everyone hyped up and moving. “We Come Running” was a barrage of live percussion, drum beats, and wild dancing, complete with up-close-and-personal encounters with the band members as they ran through the crowd. Starting off with “Take A Walk” and ending with “Little Secrets,” Passion Pit’s entire set list was a full-on dance party, a mix of the old and new that left “Gossamer” and “Chunk of Change” fans alike more than satisfied. Michael Angelakos was all smiles and jokes, dancing around stage and playing keyboards as he belted out his songs. Looking around, as Passion Pit played and the spotlights flashed different colors, the packed house was a multicolored sea of dancing; jumping and swaying as everyone, including myself, sang along word-for-word with the band. All around, perfection.
Photos from night one (of three SOLD OUT shows, mind you) of Passion Pit at 9:30 Club are up on our Facebook page!
Photo Credit: Dustin Whitlow. Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved.
Passion Pit’s new single, ‘Take a Walk’ is the perfect addition to your Summer 2012 soundtrack. This band never ceases to surprise us, and with ‘Take a Walk’ we get to hear a whole new side of Cambridge, Mass. quintet. Don’t worry, the great synth and electro pop beats that made their debut album Manners such a success are still here. But this time, the lyrics take more of a dominant role, a crucial move for lead vocalist Michael Angelakos, proving Passion Pit’s versatility. ‘Take a Walk’ is definitely a more laid back tune than past hit tracks like ‘Sleepyhead’ and ‘Little Secrets,’ but we believe that this single is a positive step for Passion Pit. If you like ‘Take a Walk,’ get pumped, because Passion Pit’s highly anticipated second album, Gossamer, is set to be released on July 24th.