Monday, October 7, 2013

Atlas Genius at House of Blues, 10/1/13

By Melissa Bordeau

Once Atlas Genius opened up their 45-minute set at House of Blues last Tuesday with "If So," just about everyone in the crowd was clapping along. The Australian group played together beautifully, as if they had been playing together for over 20 years. It was amazing how in-sync they were, each one of them impeccably talented. The drummer was elevated and for a good reason--he was insane, especially killing it during the song "Back Seat."

When they played "Symptoms" the crowd went crazy, singing along, with everyone appearing mesmerized by their skills. It showcased how well written the band's songs are; the lyrics are so fitting to each and every person.

Their final song, "Trojans," was one of those moments where you realize how powerful music is, that it has the power to reach so many people and connect deeply with them. All of you, strangers, singing along to the same song.

So thank you, Atlas Genius, for coming to Chicago over seven times, more than any other city (according to lead singer Keith Jeffery). We love you and hope you come back soon!

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