Boy, what a great show. I was just kinda sorta into KONGOS before, but I am a fan now after being treated to that musical feast for the eyes and ears. Whether playing their own floor-stomping tunes, their dad’s seething ’70s rock, or even a cover of The Beatles (yes they were bold enough to go there) KONGOS owned that stage and showed us all an amazing time. I will happily throw my money at them the next time they roll through Denver, although I have a feeling it will be at a much bigger venue when that happens.
Having seen this wonderful band three times already, I had no plans to attend their latest show in Boulder. However, when a new acquaintance uttered the words “We should go!” at lunch one day, I couldn’t say no to introducing a new person to the magical experience of seeing A Silent Film live. Said person did not actually end up going to the show, but I did, and I brought a friend who was a fan but hadn’t seen them in person.
I’ve heard a lot of hoopla about the live shows put on by Walk the Moon, and I was very much looking forward to this concert. Throw The Mowgli’s and Smallpools into the mix and holy hell what a lineup. Both openers were fantastic and did a great job pumping up the crowd with their charismatic and joyful sets. So much so in my case that I couldn’t help but be disappointed once Walk the Moon took the stage.