posted on Nov.10, 2013
Saints of Valory, the Knocks and Grouplove rocked out at Kendall Hall this past Saturday. The Saints of Valory, the first opener played some songs from their album Possibilities which was released over the summer. Their hit song, Neon Eyes, was received well by the almost sold-out crowd. They also covered Royals by Lorde which got the crowd excited. The band, which acknowledged their relative anonymity, surely picked up some new fans. The second opener, the Knocks is composed of Ben Rottner and James Patterson. Coming on after The Saints of Valory got the crowd on their feet, The Knocks started fast. But their poor vocals (horribly unclear), soon got a large portion of the crowd to return their seats. Their hit song, Dancing With the DJ, features a catchy hook, but unfortunately, left the two men dancing with themselves. Grouplove came on after the lackluster performance by the Knocks. The Los Angeles based group, played their hits, including Tongue Tied, Shark Attack, Slow and Itchin on a Photograph. The band played with a lot of energy. There were many times where you could find lead singer and guitarist, Christian Zucconi spinning in circles or playing guitar lying on the ground. The band released their newest album Spreading Rumours in September and it was well received. Overall the night was a good one for music lovers or for people who went to the concert looking for a good time.
– Joshua Fidler