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Lineup: Mute Swan, Being Dead, Husbands

Venue: Club Congress

Date: February 20, 2024

Never in my life did I see myself buying a concert ticket two hours before it began, but that's exactly what I did for Husbands. Needless to say, I am so grateful I spent that $25. I was still recovering from Excision two days before, but this show reminded me of my love for indie artists. The small crowd provided such an intimate experience between myself and these artists, differing drastically from when I saw Husbands at Lollapalooza. This spur of the moment decision also opened my eyes to Being Dead, one of my favorite openers I've seen without knowing them beforehand.

There wasn't many people who attended this show, let alone people who were around my age. This was nice because it wasn't too crowded and we were all there to enjoy the same thing. It was a more chill setting than what I'm used to, but I'm not surprised since Husbands isn't very big. One of the openers was also a local band, Mute Swan, who creates psychedelic rock. I had also never heard of this opener, but they were one of the best local artists I've seen!

As I said before, Being Dead surprisingly stole the show. I had no idea what to expect, but their experimental indie-folk-pop music opened my eyes to something amazing. Funny enough, I recommended them to my sister who loves this type of indie music, but she had already heard of them! I liked how the bassist and drummer switched positions halfway through the show while both continuing to duet each song. Their vibe was super down to earth and they constantly made jokes which put a smile on my face. I definitely recommend checking them out because they're unlike anyone I've heard before.

When it was time for Husbands to come on stage, I was super excited. They had set up a screen that played visuals and clips from their music videos throughout the set, allowing for a really nice touch to their performance. They mainly focus on indie rock-pop with a chill vibe, so the visuals perfectly set the tone. They also dimmed the stage lights to allow for the main focus to be on the visuals behind them, making their music act as a background to the funky clips on the screen. Although I had seen Husbands before, this set was new and fresh. They released an album a few months before touring, allowing for a ton of new songs to be performed. There was never a dull moment during their set, and it was nice to see my boyfriend constantly adding their songs to his playlist as the set went on.

Although every last minute concert isn't a wonderful experience, if you've had your eyes on a particular artist you should get those tickets!!! Life only happens once, so you might as well live it to the fullest. You never know when they will tour again, and it's always good to make new memories with those around you. So get that ticket!

Reviewer's Name: Elizabeth McCluskey

Date of Review: February 27, 2024



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