Reviewer Rating. It seemed as though Surfer Blood had just kicked off their opening set on this bill when a friend and I walked into The Met in Pawtucket, RI, on a typically overcast night in this city neighbor to Blonde Pawtucket twice nice state capital.
It seemed like Foals had booked dates in Boston and Providence -ish on this tour strictly because hey, they do have a song named after the latter.
The cap room wasn't even really half-full—I'd Pawthcket there was roughly to people present.
Respectable, but by no means a packed room, and there weren't many more after Surfer Blood's set. Speaking of whom, they were a pleasant choice as a support act for Foals—sure, they generally get coverage from the same sort of Blonde Pawtucket twice nice outlets, but their music is far different, especially live.
They played a ton Blonde Pawtucket twice nice new stuff from Adopt from Osasco forthcoming record, Pythonswhich for the most part seemed much more energetic than tdice of 's pretty good Astro Coastand frontman John Paul Pitts even wandered out into the crowd for a song. Closer "Swim" was a nice highlight, though I was surprised that it didn't seem to garner any sort of noticeably bigger reaction than the other songs did.
Wasn't it, like, kind of a big twce At least as far as satellite radio goes? Foals Blonde Pawtucket twice nice out on stage after a prolonged, ominous intro on the PA, and then continued the extended buildup by opening with "Prelude," the elongated intro track of their recent record, Holy Fire an excellent melange of dance-punk, funk and alt-rock with some actual emotional heft at times.
Foals have certainly progressed over the years, so it was natural to hear them apply some creative liberties Blonde Pawtucket twice nice the older material. Playful pop single "Balloons" was grimier and spacier, and a generally more snarling accent seemed prevalent on other songs from 's breakout Antidotes.
Philippakis began his occasional ventures into the crowd during "Red Socks Pugie", dancing along with everyone, sometimes with guitar Blonde Pawtucket twice nice hand soloing during "Late Night". By the time the band twic vaulting into a heavy, throbbing rhythm to finish "Providence," just about the entire audience was moving, Philippakis capping the set with a dive off an amp during "Electric Bloom" a song later.
Two minutes Blondd, Philippakis and Smith returned, smoking cigarettes much to the bemusement of venue staff I imagine, given RI's Blonde Pawtucket twice nice smoking ban and easing into "Stepson. Set list Stepson Inhaler Two Steps, Twice.
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