Cage the Elephant @ Vintage Vinyl, St.Louis, MO

Words and pictures by Duane Clawson
What is there to do on a beautiful sunny day in St. Louis you ask?  How about we head down to Vintage Vinyl record store and check out Cage the Elephant.  First off, I gotta say I’m a Cage the Elephant fan and have been since first hearing “No Rest for the Wicked”.  I became an even bigger fan after seeing them perform live last year in Dallas at Edgefest.  So getting to see the band give an intimate performance at Vintage was right up my alley.  Cage wasted no time jumping in to the quick four-song set by opening with “No Rest for the Wicked”.  Frontman Matt Shultz battled through and made the best of some early microphone problems by encouraging  the Vintage audience of about 100 to sing the chorus of “No Rest...”; which they did on cue.  The rest of the band’s time on the stage was flawless and included the songs “Come a Little Closer”, “Back Against the Wall”, and “Shake Me Down”.

This acoustic performance was a warm up for a show later in the evening at Verizon Amphitheater with Greek Fire, Silversun Pickups, and Imagine Dragons.  This instore found hipsters, metal heads, and even an entire family (complete with kids singing along) to the music of Cage the Elephant. The band’s unpluggedesque abilities shown brightest on “Come a Little Closer”, as they reworked this song to fit the venue.  Afterwards, band members hung around to sign 45’s and limited edition lithographs of the cover of their upcoming album Melophobia.  Thanks to Vintage Vinyl for another great instore and to Cage the Elephant for stopping by.  Pictures of the show are below:

Contributed by Duane Clawson
Cage the Elephant @ Vintage Vinyl, St.Louis, MO Cage the Elephant @ Vintage Vinyl, St.Louis, MO Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on September 27, 2013 Rating: 5
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