The Drums, Veronica Falls played Subterranean (pics, setlist)
photos by Zach Pollack, words by Claire O’Connor
You know you’re at THE place to be on a Tuesday night (10/4 to be specific) when all you can smell are American Spirits and PBR tall boys. That was exactly the case when Veronica Falls and The Drums took the stage at Chicago’s Subterranean. Gyrating dance moves and new love filled the air as each band powered through their setlist, livening up the venue’s dark atmosphere.
UK-based band Veronica Falls opened the night. Concertgoers seemed to enjoy their dreamy, new wave stylings. Tracks like “Right Side Of My Brain” and “Bad Feeling” off of their recently released debut LP got the crowd engaged. As their set continued along, the band rose higher and higher on my “new favorites list.”
Shortly after, The Drums took the stage to a bursting and energetic crowd. The NYC four-piece ripped through songs from both their self-titled and newest release, Portamento. The mixture of the Drums’ ’50s-styled surf melodies, along with vocalist Jonathan Pierce‘s onstage antics, kept the crowd entertained for the entire evening. It seemed like with each song, came a separate hidden arsenal of dance moves to admire and undoubtably mimic.
Opting to play “How It Ended,” the night changed pace when Pierce pulsated the slow-moving tune through everyone’s bones. Contrastingly, the Portamento single “Money” saw an early and invigorating crowd sing-a-long as new and old songs found equal praise. Overall it was simply a great night for music.
Head below to view more pictures of both acts and The Drums’ setlist..
The Drums – Subterranean 10/4 Setlist:
What You Were
Me And The Moon
If He Likes It Let Him Do It
Book Of Stories
I Need Fun In My Life
I Need A Doctor
Book Of Revelation
Forever And Ever Amen
How It Ended
Down By The Water
Baby, That’s Not The Point
It Will All End In Tears