Dent May @ Cause Spirits and Soundbar
July 11, 2012
Pure fun is the most appropriate way to describe the performance of Dent May on Wednesday, July 11th at Cause Spirits and Soundbar. Opening acts were Enola Gay followed by Buffalo Moon. Both of these local acts were well-received by their loyal Minneapolis fan base, who marched right up to the foot of the stage, jumped around, and danced to all of the rhythms and melodies the bands could throw at them. Into the late hours of the night, when highly-anticipated Dent May finally took the stage, the crowd was primed and ready to get down for the last set of tunes of the show. And if anyone was less than thrilled for the performance, the opening song “Fun” had them convinced. Playing through new tunes off of their recent release, Do Things, as well as older tunes, the band had the crowd hanging on their every uplifting word, soaring melody, shimmery synth solo, and penetrating drum beat. The audience that remained into the first hours of the morning was shouting requests and boogying without restraint. When they finished their set, the audience practically begged for more, and as there was no backstage, the band simply turned back around and continued to deliver. After the encore, the audience still wasn’t ready to end the fun, but the hour was late, and all good things must come to an end. However, I’m sure that next time Dent May comes to town, everyone at Cause last Wednesday will be the first to buy tickets as they recall the enjoyment of this last show. You can also view an in-studio these good-hearted guys did with us before their show at www.radiok.org/instudios.
Written by Alex Dziura, Radio K volunteer