Hopefully you caught the Brave Citizens show at Nina’s today. This is a band that knows what they’re doing. Where most bands fail to translate their recorded sound into a live show, Brave Citizens have a top-notch recording (Revoultion), and pull out all the stops for their live performances.
This foursome from Los Angeles is full of killer beats, heavy guitars, and live vocals that make you wonder if lip-synching has infiltrated the rock scene (a.k.a they’re spot on). With a front man who resembles the perfect mix of John Stamos and Kumar—from the Harold & Kumar movie series—a lead guitarist who doubles as a keyboard player, and a killer drummer, Brave Citizens brought down the house Wednesday. “Impressive” is hardly the word to describe the band’s 40-minute set, which they filled out with tunes from their latest release Revolution. The one and only thing I would have liked to see them do differently, is announce each song they played so everyone knows what they’re diggin’ on. Otherwise, the Brave Citizens show at Nina’s has been one of the best shows I’ve seen at the festival so far.
If you missed Brave Citizens Wednesday PLEASE check out their tunes on MySpace. You will not be disappointed!