It’s been awhile since I stepped foot in the iconic Dinkytown venue, The Varsity Theater. Over the years I have seen some very powerful shows there such as Frank Turner, Los Campesinos! and AJJ, but none more influential than the band I got the honor of seeing on Monday night, Teenage Fanclub.
The band has been a long time favorite for my family, especially their ground breaking album “Bandwagonesque” so seeing this group meant a lot. The band that was bestowed with the honor of the opening slot for the tour is “The Love Language”.
As the band took the stage the crowd pushed towards the front of the room in anticipation to hear the band from North Carolina. From The Love Language’s first note the band took the crowd by storm with their wide variety of music. The band sounded like a mix between The Kinks, The Vaccines and none other than Teenage Fanclub. The Love Language played an impressive 40 minute set that didn’t leave the audience unamused. From surf to pop to rock the band delivered on every letter. I highly recommend you look them up and give them a listen.