Foster the People (7/10)
Start 22:10 / End 23:25
Foster the People are a relatively recently born band founded in 2009 by vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player Mark Foster. This Californian trio – Cubbie Fink plays the bass and Mark Pontius sits at the drums – owe its popularity and managed to get a wide fan base thanks to the viral diffusion in 2010 of their single “Pumped Up Kicks”, that in 2011 achieved top positions on several charts, after the release of their first studio album “Torches”, dated May 2011.
Currently the band is in tour to promote their second studio album “Supermodel”, that has been released in March this year. Foster the People are a Pop band touching several genres, mainly Pop/Rock with strong dance influences, where the past experience of Mark Foster as jingle composer is more than evident in the catchy melodies.
The venue chosen for their gig in Berlin was Astra, pretty good for small and medium sized concert, as well as for long dj sessions: it was 3/4 full of a mainly young, very young and – above all – extremely young audience. As soon as the band started with the notes of “Miss You”, the public began to scream, sing along, jump and dance overexcited. Also Mark Foster, totally at ease on the pretty clean stage, danced all the time accompanied by a wide set of lights used rhythmically as in a disco club.
Since the repertoire of Foster The People is still limited, they covered most of their production. The fans looked enthusiastic and animated by the contagious energy of the frontman, so the temperature in the hall quickly reached high peaks and never went down till the end. All in all, it has been a nice “workout” gig.

Venue: Astra
Price: 27,50€ at Koka36
Setlist: Foster The People

Berlin, 03.06.2014

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