Who is that studly, hunk of man above you ask? Why that is none other than James Righton of Klaxons. Thanks to my wonderful internship, I got a chance to attend their show at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS last night and it was one of the best shows I've been to in a very long time. The UK natives ran through their entire album, Myths of the Near Future and played an amazing show. With the crowd dancing and the infectious beats of their indie/punk/electronic sound, it was difficult not to join in.
The show was filled with many highlights including their performances of Golden Skans, Magick, and Atlantis to Interzone, but the most entertaining and memorable moment occured when two crazy/intoxicated Aussies joined the band on stage. This then led to half of the crowd jumping in stage and dancing. And as you can see by the pictures below, this was a very interactive show.
"Lawrence, KS - You guys are fucking crazier than Germany. I loved ever single second of it."
- Jamie Reynolds
Although the crowd at the Bottleneck was pretty thin, Klaxons did a wonderful job getting the audience involved. The band ended up praising both the venue, the fans, and the city of Lawrence saying "We're going back to England and telling our friends that you haven't played a show until you've been to Lawrence, KS."
After the show, I met the band and we discussed the show and when they were planning on coming back. I asked Jamie to bring their good friend Lily [Allen] (she canceled her show last year) and he said he would but after she sorts the troubles going on in her life. Hopefully Lily sorts things out and the come back soon. They are all very delightful.
Here are some classic Klaxons tunes for your listening pleasure:
Klaxons - Magick [MP3]
Klaxons - Golden Skans [MP3]