The Raveonettes @ First Avenue Mainroom
September 26th, 2012
The Triple Rock was absolutely packed. It took a solid 5 minutes of effort to get from the merch table to the side of the stage. As the lights dimmed before the band came out, the crowd started passing out earplugs. The twin Fender Reverb amps were emblazoned with "RAVE ON" next to the matching guitars.
Aside from constant strobe of the lights, the concert was by no means a rave. However, Danish Indy-rockers, The Raveonettes, did deliver a great show stacked with tracks off of their latest album, Observator. They started the night off with a ear pummeling performance of "Sinking with the Sun" and "Hallucinations". As the show progressed they dropped the strobe lights and opted for an acoustic guitar for some of their softer tracks. Their live rendition of "The Enemy" was even more intimate and powerful fading out to thunderous applause and cheers from the crowd.
Melody Echo Chamber opened with a delicate mix of spacious hip-hop beats and slow crooning vocals.
Written by Alex Breyfogle, Radio K volunteer