Drowners (7/10)
Start 21:00 / End 21:35
Drowners has its first eponymous full-length out just some weeks ago, after the band debut Ep released the last year under the name “Between Us Girls”. The band from New York, with the name taken and adapted from the debut single of Suede, proposed a good Alternative Rock with strong British Pop Rock influences, which let move and warm the feet of the early comers. The frontman Matthew Hitt, with a past as model, knew how to make scream the young girls of the first lines and, as the other band members, how to stay on stage. With a well down mix of Brit Rock and Post-punk, Drowners offered a pleasant show, which didn’t bore the attendees, thanks to its energetic sound and to the many interactions of Matthew with the audience, who even drank beer directly from the glass of one fan, once he finished the bottles on the stage.

Cage The Elephant (9/10)
Start 22:15 / End 23:25
With a brand new album, called Melophobia, out just the last October, the American band Cage The Elephant had the opportunity at Lido to present live to the fans its latest music effort and close at the best its European tour. Despite of its American origin, Cage The Elephant has a strong English flavor, reminding to the Brit-Rock sound. This should not deceive you because the American band, in just three albums, has achieved to develop its musical trademark, mixing together Garage Rock, Punk, Blues and Classic Rock in a fresh and catching way. The band came to the stage after a long waiting, about 45 minutes, but it was nevertheless welcomed by screams and applause by the fans, which started to jump and dance on the notes of “Spiderhead”, the opener of the new album. And almost the complete latest album, Melophobia, was played live during the show. The setlist was composed then even by hits of the other two albums and most of the fans went crazy at songs as “In One Ear”, “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” and “It’s Just Forever”. Cage The Elephant chose as encore to close the amazing show two hits of its high acclaimed album “Thank You, Happy Birthday” of 2011: “Shake Me Down” and “Sabertooth Tiger”. Although a band of great musicians, the attention was completely caught by the frontman Matt Shultz, brother of the guitarist Brad: what he did at the end to realize “his dream” is something unbelievable. Announced during the show, before leaving the stage, Matt did his best to make his dream come true: he performed the last of the several stage divings of the evening, reached the centre of the venue, was elevated by the fans till touching the disco ball, crowd-surfed till the left wall of the venue and then to the right wall, where, as he promised, was able to “die and reborn” by kissing a beard big fan. I couldn’t imagine a better final. A show which was simply a crazy party with flood of energy, great songs and music. Do we have finally found the heir of “The Iguana”??

Venue: Lido
Price: 20,30€ at Trinity Music
Setlist: Cage The Elephant

Berlin, 20.02.2014

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