Show Review of Dreamers, PVRIS, and The 1975 at Brady Theater on 04/19/17 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
When I first heard the Manchester band,The 1975, I didn’t really know where I stood with them. They had insanely groovy melodies, and super catchy lyrics to boot like in their song “Chocolate”. The song that got me automatically hooked though was their angst-riddled song “Sex”. After hearing the opening riff in that song I knew that this band was doing something truly unique, and were definitely going to change the game with their one of a kind sound.
That was in the start of 2015, and ever since then I’ve followed them pretty religiously. So when I heard they were coming to town a couple of months ago I knew I had to go. Who came with the deal was another miracle of good luck as it was the fantastic bands Dreams, and PVRIS. The combination of all three of these acts set the town abuzz, as everybody wanted tickets to this magnificent show. Luckily, I was able to snag a ticket, and waited patiently for months for this day to arrive.
The first act of the night was the Manhattan based band Dreamers, whom you might know from their insanely good song “Sweet Disaster”. Since I’ve only really heard of that one song I had no idea what to really expect from the rest of their set. Well, let me tell you, they do not disappoint. For being only a three piece they blew me away with their energy. For instance, at one moment the lead singer Nick Wold jumped on to the little seats in the photo pit, and got really up close and personal with all of the singing and rambunctious fans.This is definitely a band you have to catch when they’re in your neck of the woods.
Up next was PVRIS who certainly shook the venue with their huge sound and stage presence. Fronted by female singer Lynn Gunn, you could tell that her, and her band mates were about to explode with every ounce of passion they had as they tore through the half an hour set.Their dark powerful electro sounds filled the venue, and took the audience on a journey for the rest of their time on stage. One of the highlights of the night was when they played their huge anthem sized song “You and I”, where by the end of the song everybody in the audience was stuck with its’ melody for the rest of the night. Needless to say these guys definitely made an impression on Tulsa that night, and we can’t wait for them to come back soon.
And finally, the time had arrived for The 1975 to take the stage. They started the set off by building the suspense by playing a variation of a couple of notes for about five to eight minutes. It started out low and ended in a stunning peak,in which every second it would grow louder and louder until eventually it burst and the song “The 1975” started playing. Since this was the tour supporting their latest album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, they played that version, which was very epic in how it came out. This was a pretty fantastic way to start off the show since it was so in your face and spectacular.
The rest of their set was a slew of classics like “Menswear”, “Heart Out”, and they even played a super classic song “Falling For You”, which made the crowd go insane since it’s kind of a fan favorite. Since this was the tour behind I like it when you.... They hit almost every song off of the album except for strangely the fantastic 80’s drench pop tune “This Must Be My Dream” and I think one or two more. Besides that though this was just an amazing set, and to accompany this great auditory voyage was the astounding light show they put on.
The way it was set up is that they had a gigantic LED wall behind them that would go through quite a plethora of colors. Sometimes it would do whole colors (which consisted a lot of times colors that reminded me of the 80s T.V. show Miami Vice), or it would have a ton of different colors that ran the gamut of the color wheel. It also displayed a nighttime cityscape of Los Angeles, and would also do things that you just can’t describe in words. There were also these four humongously tall and wide LED pillars that would interact with the wall behind by changing colors as well. Over all it was one of the coolest light shows I’ve seen since Zed’s Dead or Tycho so it’s something you’ll definitely want to check out if you’re into that kind of thing.
To close off their set they played “The Sound”, which set the crowd into a frenzy and was a perfect way to end the show. All in all, this was probably one of the best shows I’ve seen in quite some time. It was just the energy, emotion, and time spent waiting to finally see this band I had grown to love so much live that really did it for me. Besides all that and if you look at in a objective stance I believe that this could be a great show to anybody else.
It covered the bases for pretty much any music fan. It had the loud, poppy songs, the sweet, slow and sensitive stuff, and it even had surprisingly a lot of instrumentals that seemed to be played in full from their latest album. It even had incredible visuals with the marvelous light show that could satisfy people who might find no joy in any of these attributes I just described above, if that was even possible. Bottom line is, you have to see these guys play. Just once if you can because if you do it just one time then you would have definitely experienced a show for the ages.
The set list for the night: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-1975/2017/brady-theater-tulsa-ok-3be6c050.htmlA