Tokyo Police Club, Arkells and Freelance Whales @ Rickshaw


Had Tokyo Police Club been alone it would have been enough. Had the openers been left to fend for themselves I think they could have a retained 50% of the audience, a good number for a trio of relatively unknown bands. The biggest name out of the openers- Freelance Whales- played well (especially on “Ghosting”). The crowd bopped and hummed to the cheery indie pop, ebbing and flowing to melodic breakdowns led by harmonics and a glockenspiel. But the most surprising band of the night was the opener’s opener, Arkells.

-Patrick Kelly

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