Tuesday October 7th, two groups with killer vocals and rhythm are taking over the world famous Fillmore for what is sure to be a fantastic show. I only recently discovered Lake Street Dive and opener Ages and Ages, but I am thoroughly impressed with their combination of young talent and old souls.
Tickets are still available here.
I first saw Lake Street Dive at First City Festival in Monterey last month, and the Boston-based four piece blew me away. I grew up listening to soul and gospel from the 60s and 70s, and lead singer Rachael Price’s voice invokes the legends of the past while also proving there is a place for soul in contemporary music. In addition to Price’s voice, which I fell in love with after her first note, the band provides solid rhythms and beautiful vocal harmonies. I love bands that feature trumpet and singing drummers. They nail it on both accounts.
WATCH: Lake Street Dive preform “You Go Down Smooth:”
Joining Lake Street Dive is Portland-based Ages and Ages. Formed in 2008 behind lead singer Tim Perry, the group has gone through a few personnel changes since then, and the current roster released a fantastic album this year, Divisionary. Like Lake Street Dive, Perry and the six piece band are a force vocally. They take lyrics and layer them in choral arrangements that are both intricate and rich. Instrumentally they support the vocals with a folk-pop base driven by catchy percussion, bass and guitar.
LISTEN: Ages and Ages preform “Light Goes Out” live: