On the day of their new album’s release (Beta Love), Ra Ra Riot, played for a sold out crowd at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. A show that was also taped for a live stream – if you missed it, you can still check it out here.
The band kicked off the set with “Too Too Too Fast” then followed it up with a much more mellow tune, “Shadow Casting,” after that, you could sense the crowd warming up, literally and figuratively. “Beta Love” and “Angel, Please” were two of the standout songs from their new material; they got the crowd bouncing. While the show moved along swiftly with a setlist that included songs such as, “Too Dramatic”, “Boy”, and “Ghost Under Rocks,” I would say one of the highlights came in the form of “Can You Tell.”
When the band ended their set, nobody even budged because it was obvious the show hadn’t concluded, come on, we all knew “Dying Is Fine” had to be played, and it was. The last song of the night was the apropos, “I Shut Off.”
Overall it was a fun night, Ra Ra Riot certainly seemed to please the crowd, and their music sounded great in a live setting. Also the opening band, Savoir Adore, definitely intrigued me enough to look them up after the show. Ra Ra Riot is still on tour…I recommend checking them out if they’re in your hood.