Show: The Lumineers
Venue: Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles
So you may have noticed I've been on a bit of a folk kick lately. There have been so many great new bands emerging recently I can't help it! One of my favorite ones has been The Lumineers. They described themselves best as "...heart-swelling stomp-and-clap acoustic rock, classic pop, and front-porch folk." I was fortunate enough to see them at one of their 2 nights at Hotel Cafe, one of the best venues around. Their recent claim to fame has been their music video for "Hey Ho", which went viral last month. The video, the song, everything about it is just, perfect. I've watched it on loop more times than I'd like to admit.
Their self-titled debut album just came out, be sure to check it out!
I recorded a lot of great videos from the show, see them all here!
Another band to check out is the band who opened for them, Y La Bamba. Trying to describe their sound is sort of a hopeless case because it's that unique. Folk, pop, indie rock, with random bursts of Latin and Spanish influence, even full songs IN Spanish. They're VERY cool. Their album doesn't do them justice though, you really need to seem them live to fully appreciate what they're about.