X Ambassadors at the Myth – 4/4/2016


While Iggy Pop held court at the Northrop a few miles away, 3 bands played the Myth that are much younger but just a serious about their music.

The evening started with Savoir Adore, a pop rock duo from Brooklyn, NY made up of Paul Hammer and Lauren Settler. Funky guitar rhythms, rich synth layers and very danceable music got the crowd moving. Fans were encouraged to dance. At one point Hammer broke out a cowbell and really explored the space……

Swedish singer Seinabo Sey name may not be familiar to Twin Cities audience yet but her single “Younger” has certainly been getting decent airplay on The Current.  Sey has an outstanding stage presence, especially since she does not move much. It’s all about her voice. Her first time playing in the Twin Cities certainly was an impressive introduction.

X Ambassadors is one of those bands that never seems to stop working or touring. They have been in the Twin Cities 4 times in the last 18 months. TCM covered them at 3 of their shows and each time they played their hearts out. Opening for some of the best alt live acts in large venues certainly did not hurt. It’s hard to believe that 2015’s full length album “VHS” was their first after almost 10 years as a band.

Opening with Loveless singer Sam Harris took command of the stage and never released it. His brother Casey is no slouch in the showmanship department either. The band ran through the first few songs fairly quickly before slowing things down a bit with their current hit single “Unsteady”. X Ambassadors have become proper rock stars on their own and fans left the Myth with a smile on their face.

Set List: Loveless / Hang On / Love Songs Drug Songs / Fear / Unsteady / Naked / Low Life / Gorgeous / Jungle / Renegades Encore: Giants / Inconsolable