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Delorean @ 7th Street Entry

Feb 25, 2014

2/14/2014

UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS

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The night opened up with a short set from UK producer Until the Ribbon Breaks, who graced us with a sample heavy, aggressive set of electro jams. The density of their music was powerful, but at times allowed room for some lighter moments, where singer Pete Lawrie Winfield filled the void with soaring trumpet accompaniment. Until the Ribbon Break’s powerful live sound was accompanied by a very busy, very spacey visual presentation. These visuals added a depth to the performance that augmented the experience a good deal. Although some of the visuals were a bit overly political, one standout included clips from the film Romeo + Juliet. The crowd was enthused by this performance, and the stage was set for Spanish natives Delorean.

 DELOREAN

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It’s no easy task getting Minnesotans excited in the wintertime, when seasonal depression is reaching its apex. But Delorean was able to bring some of their Spanish dance flavor to the land of ice and snow that warmed up the 7th St. Entry on a cold Valentines eve. Barely stopping to breath between songs, Delorean was able to create an atmosphere of unbridled dance fever. The foursome maintained an unceasing pace through the evening, while weaving a set of songs that was able to get the entire 121-person population of the venue grooving. The first four songs of the evening all ran together, and set the pace for the rest of the evening.

Delorean seemed to have an overall shy demeanor as they walked around the venue pre-show, but when they hit the stage, they were dancing just like the rest of the crowd. It was fun seeing them get a little crazy, and really showcased how effective their relentless dancepop was at making booties shake.  The set mainly consisted of songs from their latest album, Apar, but also featured standouts from their previous release, Subiza. Getting an encore in a small venue such as the 7th St. Entry can be awkward for both fans and bands, but Delorean received great applause and came out for an encore after a quick break behind the stage. It was clear that us cold Minnesotans wanted to Stay Close and warm with Delorean for just a bit longer.

Tyler Croat