Capital Cities Rocks LA's El Rey Theatre
June 10, 2013 at 3:23 AM (PT)
The ALL ACCESS crew kinda figured the night would be entertaining when CAPITAL CITIES opened their show with a fantastic cover of the PINK FLOYD classic "Breathe" and segued into "Love Away" from their debut album "In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery." Led by RYAN MERCHANT and SEBU SIMONIAN, the band performed an energetic groove-laden set covering all of the album's tracks. Along the way, they snuck in a few other clever covers and kept the audience at the EL REY THEATRE dancing throughout the show.
The show closer would have been their current hit, "Safe And Sound," but the audience clearly wanted more. Someone in the band joked into the mic, "But we don't have any more songs!" A short moment later they launched into their first encore, an impromptu version of MADONNA's "Holiday" which had the audience cheering. After that, the final song was a clubbed-out remix of "Safe And Sound" and the place went bananas! There was a second show the following night (6/7).
Spotted enjoying the show were LA radio peeps MICHELLE BOROS and BOOKER from KAMP (97.1 AMP RADIO) along with NICOLE ALVAREZ from KROQ. Big thanks to our friends at CAPITOL RECORDS, including MEGAN YOUNGBLOOD, BILL CARROLL, ALEX CORNOFLY and BRIEN TERRANOVA for bringing us out for a night of great music and entertainment.