The Go Ahead released their new EP, In Harms Way, on Friday night at a packed Elbo Room in San Francisco’s Mission district. The San Francisco-based band has been together for seven years, yet on Friday they played with the energy and the veracity as if it were their first show.
Their set was a fusion of new songs, a few crowd pleasers, and a moment of fun with an inventive cover of Beyoncé’s “Crazy.” The hour-long set had the busy venue dancing throughout.
There is something contagious about a local music scene. The way small venues can be filled with a mixture of friends, family, and fans all getting down together as if it were their best friend’s birthday. People outside wandering the streets looking for the next hipster bar, without knowing they just walked by the party of the night. It sometimes feels like a secret, and The Go Ahead are one of those San Francisco secrets we hope to share with the world very soon.