Capital Cities Light Up The House of Blues

Emily Bateman ’15 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

October 28th 2013 remains an important day to many Bostonians. Not only was it a day when the Red Sox won against the Cardinals, but it was also the long-awaited concert of Capital Cities and Fitz & The Tantrums at The House of Blues. Capital Cities’ lineup featured a spectacular show full of all danceable and soon to be hits.

The crowd was especially digging their opening number, a cover of “Breathe” by Pink Floyd. Their lineup put smiles on everyone’s faces, as it was clear the band was truly enjoying themselves. Especially trumpet/trombone player, Spencer Ludwig, who stole every song and performance. He twirled and swished around with his trumpet, always rockin’ those well-deserved solos as well as matching jersey jackets. The rest of the band seemed a bit robotic in their performance, but it’s understandable when on stage with Ludwig.

Capital Cities played mostly songs from their debut album, In A Tidal Wave of Mystery. Standouts from the concert include “Kangaroo Court,” “Origami,” “Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast,” and of course their hit, “Safe and Sound.” A pleasant surprise to spice up the lineup was of the band’s poppy cover of “Stayin’ Alive” originally by The Beegees. If you enjoy that album and even if you don’t, definitely go see them in concert, for the songs are elevated to another level and way better live.

Capital Cities, while they have a very solid discography is a band that should be seen live. Their electrifying sounds, mesmerizing light show, and high energy performance, made the Capital Cities tour one not to be missed. When paired with the equally powerful Fitz & the Tantrums, there’s no stopping this tour from taking over the world.

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