Show Review: You Me At Six Kept Spirits High at The Marquis Theater
You Me at Six headlined the Marquis Theater on March 4th and for a Monday night, there was such a great turn out.
LA based Machine Heart was the opening band, and with much of the crowd singing along already, they were off to a great start. Their synth-pop sound gave off a trance that had everyone moving. At some point during the set, someone threw yellow roses onto their set and singer Stevie Scott was living for it. She even handed some of the flowers out to the crowd while she danced with the rest. Fans of ethereal spacey sounds will definitely enjoy this band.
With Dreamers up next, there was a totally different vibe. The bright lights and crazy colored clothing showed their personality right away. Compared to Machine Heart’s slow dreamy movement, Dreamers had all the energy, and even though they played a ton of new songs from their EP, the crowd was jumping with their phones out recording every second. The whole band was involved with the crowd, even the drummer. Unlike many bands, they placed their drumset to the side instead of in the back, making for a much more interactive experience with the crowd. Drumsticks were thrown multiple times into the crowd as well as broken sticks from all the thrill.
Lastly, You Me At Six was up. After releasing their album VI in October, the band began their Back Again tour based on one of their singles. Lead singer Josh Franceschi came out with a handmade jean jacket with “VI” written large with all the song names written on it. Immediately, the crowd went wild and started singing along to “Fast Forward,” the first song on the new album. The setlist also contained many songs from their older albums which go back 10 years. While playing “Fresh Start Fever” from their 2014 release, Cavalier Youth, the band got the crowd to get down low and pop back up after a breakdown. Throughout the mix of old and new music, the crowd was just as loud for every song. You Me at Six really knew how to keep the oomph going all night.