Photos By Emily Cohen, Review By Kendelyn Ouellette
You know its going to be a good show when 1. the band enters the stage to “The Circle of Life” and 2. the band enforces a strict “shake your ass policy” and the crowd listens. Walk the Moon brought the party to the 9:30 Club two nights in a row, bringing the house down both nights.
Hailing from Boston, openers Magic Man, got the crowd warmed up with they synth rock set. They have a sounds similar to The Killers’ early music, the only major difference being that the two bands come from opposite side of the country. The good news is that if you missed them this time around they’ll be back in the area on October 28th at the Rock and Roll Hotel touring with Sir. Sly.
Though Magic Man set the bar high for the evening Walk the Moon had absolutely no trouble following suit.
Walk the Moon’s set was high energy, booty shaking, hip gyrating madness from the opening notes of their first song all the way until the very last note of their encore. These guys really know how to have a good time. They call the crowd family, and even though they sold out the venue both nights in a row, they were truly able to make everyone feel apart of something. They made veteran fans feel like old friends and welcomed newbies into the fold without a backwards glance.
The band spent the summer working on their sophomore album and debuted, much to the crowd’s delight, some of their latest work. If those songs are any indication, Walk the Moon fans are in for a treat when the album finally drops. Sadly, no release date has been given yet, so until then fans will just have to be satisfied with what they’ve got.