This past Wednesday night I saw Wolf Parade play First Avenue. No, strike that. I saw them ROCK First Avenue. Yes. Rock. In fact, as I sit here writing this short post three days later, I can't quit listening to them on iTunes and I keep replaying bits from the show in my head.
Their set list bounced in between songs from Apologies To The Queen Mary and At Mount Zoomer perfectly to create a soundtrack to the evening that cascaded into an encore that left me wired and starving for more. I can't remember the last time I left a show so energized. Standouts from the night were certainly the closing of the main set with "Kissing The Beehive" and the second to last song of the encore, "I'll Believe In Anything."
A friend I've made through Twitter put it perfectly, "They're just a straight-up killer rock band -- the kind that makes you realize as you're watching them that you're raising your fist and hollering like you did when you went to your first great rock show as kid." Their energy and passion for their music is contagious. You can feel it as they play.
The close of the iTunes review for Apologies To The Queen Mary says, "Have you heard of Wolf Parade? They'll change your life." With a slight change, that statement becomes pretty true for what I experienced on Wednesday night...
Have you seen Wolf Parade live? They'll change your life,