Shout Out Louds / Freelance Whales @ Webster Hall

At this point, I'm just playing catch up.  I thought three shows in three days would be awesome; don't get me wrong, I loved all three shows but finding the time to edit, render, and upload videos along with writing a review for each has been difficult.  So without further adieu, I present to you the review of Freelance Whales and Shout Out Louds at Webster Hall.

Coming into this show, I think I was more stoked to see Freelance Whales than Shout Out Louds based on the amount of press Freelance had been getting in the past few months.  I knew I had to see them before I left NY and they did not disappoint.  A mix of indie rock and synth pop, this band from Queens left the crowd in awe, begging for more.  Playing mostly from their latest effort, Weathervanes, the group proved again that the New York music scene is the place to be.  My first taste of Freelance Whales was excellent, now I know what all the fuss was about.

I unfortunately missed out on the Shout Out Louds' smaller gigs earlier in the year so it was a pleasant surprise to attend this show and catch their set.  And wow, I was blown away.  Similar to  last week's Frightened Rabbit show, Shout Out Louds' performed ferociously onstage and captured the audience with their accessible sound and plethora of rock anthems.  Playing a mix bag of newer material from latest release, Work, and ending their set with  plenty of singalong fodder, their entire show was pleasing from start to finish.  I really wish I knew their older stuff before attending this show because I wanted to belt out the lyrics just as everybody else was.  A great show overall.  Videos of the show are below:

Shout Out Louds / Freelance Whales @ Webster Hall Shout Out Louds / Freelance Whales @ Webster Hall Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on May 08, 2010 Rating: 5
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