On Saturday night, a good old-fashioned Kansas storm was brewing outside; but inside the Bottleneck was a chill crowd and one heck of a show.
The line was out the door when we arrived. When’s the last time you had to wait in line for a show in Lawrence? The anticipation was tantalizing.
After what seemed like an endless string of recent shows, Ghosty took the stage at the Bottleneck to open up the night. It was a match made in heaven for those who like indie pop.
Ghosty’s music is songwriting at its finest. The band produced heart-wrenching lyrics, pleasing guitar plucking, and an upbeat rhythm section. We’re lucky to have a band like this. It’s hard not to like them. They play and sing like they’ve known you your whole life. The band just continues to be intensely in tune with each other, and there’s just something wonderfully comforting about Ghosty.
Twerps are a band out of Australia who played catchy pop songs lush with guitar sounds. They had fans good and excited at the front of the stage, who bopped up and down to the perky pop. Some parts of their songs were so gosh darn catchy, we wished we knew the lyrics a little more so we could sing along.
Laid back was the name of the game for this night of music, and that was never more evident than when Real Estate took the stage. They put on one heck of a set and had the enthusiastic audience lovingly singing along.
In between the songs were talkative moments and plenty of jokes. But when the music picked back up, fans were dancing everywhere. They boogied in the middle of the crowd, off to the sides, in the back… the band had them eating out of the palm of their hands.
You can’t deny that the night was pretty special, and it sounds like Real Estate felt the same way. They rocked the “Kids In The Hall” theme song, and added “Thanks, that was for you. That was just for you, Kansas.”
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