It might have been cold outside, but it was nice and warm inside a sold out 7th Street Entry last night for CAAMP and Rainbow Kitten Surprise. For two bands that are just starting to generate a decent amount of buzz, Minneapolis sure was stoked to have these two bands roll through town as part of their winter tour. Shortly after 8 PM there were already fans lining up outside the star-covered walls of First Ave, to file into the tiny 7th Street Entry.
Warming up the stage for the evening was Ohio-based duo, CAAMP. CAAMP, aka Evan Westfall and Taylor Meier, proved last night that sometimes less is more. Their scaled back set, with Taylor on the guitar and Evan on the banjo/foot drum was simple and minimalistic but absolutely lovely. In an age of synth and sometimes over-the-top grandiose gimmicks, it was refreshing to see something so stripped back. “It’s cold where we’re from, but it’s really cold here,” they joked during their set. CAAMP played their roughly 45-minute set like seasoned pros, with folky melodies and charming harmonies, they had the crowd eating up every bit of it. Highlights from their set included the infectiously catchy Misty, So Long Honey and a cover of The Head and The Heart’s Lost in My Mind. Stay tuned as it seems their is plenty more to come from CAAMP.