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Wild Cub Closes Out 2013 Concerts

Posted by xneverwherex on December 20, 2013

Wild Cub
Rickshaw Stop
12/19/13

Its hard to believe that 2013 is nearly over. But Wild Cub made it clear that they would end out the year with a bang! It was their final concert of the tour and year and the band was beyond excited to be back in San Francisco. They had only played one other time in SF (back in July – when I missed their show but ended up in Austin) and had an awesome time. I had heard others on the street outside talking about how awesome that first show was. So, of course, my expectations were now set a bit higher.

It was a late show night with doors at 10pm. I was told it would definitely not be a late night, but it turned out that the band didnt hit the stage until around 11:15pm. Indeed another late night at Popscene. Thankfully, Aaron Axelsen was spinning some great tunes and the new War on Drugs song is f’ing brilliant. I cannot wait to hear the new album.

Wild Cub

March also brings the release of Wild Cub’s debut album, Youth, which is INCREDIBLE. Ive been listening to it on repeat the day-after and am seriously not disappointed at all. The band formed after Keegan left Brooklyn (the rents too damn high!) for the greener pastures of Nashville. He is an endearing front-man who just exudes energy and still looks like he probably did in the 90s. Pegged pants, nice shoes, a slightly shaved head with long hair in front.

The band has a Prince vibe on some of their songs. Check out ‘Wild Light’. Their music is fun, catchy, indie-pop thats quite dance-y and will have you clapping in no time. Add some great melodies and infectious keys and some great hooks on their bass and voila! The band wasted no time getting the crowd moving with the ever-catchy ‘Jonti’ early in their set.

‘Wishing Well’ with its hook of a bassline and a sound that will take you back to the 80s, is one awesome song. Seeing it live is even better as Keegan tears up the stage. He dances all over the stage while playing guitar exuding fun and pleasure. The band then slowed it down with ‘Drive’ which is probably one of my favorite songs. With gorgeous guitars and Keegan’s smooth vocals the song feels like blissed out summer joy.

Wild Cub

The band definitely ended their tour on a high note. They talked about the great Chinese food they consumed (for about 7 people) and just their love of the city. They changed their set list a bit from their usual set. Keegan wanted to play his favorite song of 2013 and did a great rendition of Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’. It was really awesome. They added a couple new songs and just did not want the night to end. So they pushed it out as long as possible. Instead of vanishing for an encore, they just remained on stage – announced their last song and broke out ‘When Doves Cry’ from Prince. While its hard for anyone to hit Prince’s notes – this was a pretty awesome cover.

One hell of a way to end 2013. Wild Cub delivered and made it an awesome last show of the year!

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Just Announced Shows:

Posted by xneverwherex on October 30, 2010

PRINCE – 5 Purple Days in December went on sale today. The pre-sale tix rather sucked so Im hoping to get some better seats tomorrow (at 10am they go on sale). Looks like December is turning into quite a great month 😀

12/2 Warpaint – $15 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/3 George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars – $37.50 @ BB Kings
12/3 Freezepop – $10 @ Mercury Lounge
12/4 Body Language – $10 @ Glasslands Gallery
12/4 Jeff Tweedy – $45 @ Bowery Ballroom
12/7 Chief – $13 @ Bowery Ballroom
12/14 Ben Folds – $39.50+ @ The Beacon Theatre
12/14, 15, 17 Prince – $20.10 @ IZOD Center
12/16 Fran Healy (Travis) – $30 @ Bowery Ballroom
12/17 Bear Hands – $13 @ Bowery Ballroom
12/17 Steve Mason (Beta Band) – $15 @ Mercury Lounge
12/18, 29 Prince – $20.10+ @ Madison Square Garden
12/30, 31 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings $39.50/$55 @ Best Buy Theatre
12/31 Guided By Voices – $72 @ Irving Plaza
12/31 The Roots – $85 @ Brooklyn Bowl
1/1 Gogol Bordello – $35 @ Terminal 5
1/4 Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven – $22 @ Highline Ballroom
2/4 Tapes n Tapes – $15 @ Mercury Lounge
2/13 Pat Benatar – $45+ @ Wellmont Theatre
3/18 Crystal Castles – $25 @ Terminal 5

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