Q+A with LA based band Frenship

The band Frenship have been garnering alt pop critical acclaim since their 2016 chart hitting release “Capsize,” which features vocals by Emily Warren. Their new single “1,000 Nights,” continues with a dance rock vibe that’s going to be a Fall jam for all alt nation fans. So great! Let me just tell you this. I saw them live at XFEST Pittsburgh, and they killed it. Anyway, I caught up with the five piece alt pop act as we discussed their new LP, filming in the wilderness and creating Leonardo Dicaprio moments.

 

 What can fans expect at a Frenship show?
-We tend to have a great time at our shows. We are a 5-piece live act which I dont think many people expect and we kind of “rockify” our tunes a bit more than the recordings.
 
The EP sounds amazing. What was the inspiration behind “Capsize”?
-Thanks! Emily Warren brought a voicemail from her Grandma into the session. It was super heartfelt and just about brought us all to tears. That was the spark for the song.
 
Is there an LP in the works?
-Yes, we’ve been busting our asses trying to finish up a body of work that we think will be a full length album, but we haven’t really given much thought to how it will all be released just yet.
 
While on tour, do you guys hit up any karaoke bars? And if you do, what song would you choose?
-I don’t think we ever have but certainly wouldn’t be opposed to it. Man, song selection is everything in Karaoke, something anthemic that gets people singing and moving. Maybe some Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, or Whitney Houston?
The track “1,000 Nights” is such a great jam. The scenery in the video is pretty spectacular. Where was it filmed? What was it like filming out there?
-It was filmed just south of Canada in Northern Washington. It was so damn cold but a blast. Everyone on set was either a friend or became a friend. It was pretty much us camping in the woods with friends.
Any Leo Dicaprio “Revenant” bear moments?
Yes, tons of Leo moments. Every day is a chance to create a Leo moment.
 
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U2’s Celebration: The band looks back and walks on with an epic stadium show

“Pittsburgh isn’t sleeping tonight,” Bono told the crowd as a stadium full of glowing cell phones lit up Heinz Field. I mean, this was the show. U2 playing their brilliant album, “The Joshua Tree,” was enough to make me countdown to the event everyday this past winter. Their songs are the soundtrack to my life. If you walk away walk away, I will follow. And I did. You did. We all did. So, let’s get to the show.

Alright I’ll just say it. Yeah, I’ll easily say it. The first seven songs were the most mesmerizing euphoric start to a concert. Ever. I’m not exaggerating. Not one bit. You see, the show begins with Larry walking out onto the mini Joshua Tree Shaped B stage in the middle of the floor, sitting at his drum set, and then pounding away on the drums to, you guessed it, “Sunday Bloody Sunday!” I know, I know, yeah it was that crazy. Crazy as in the entire crowd went into a frenzy with cameras going up and people shouting out the lyrics to the iconic hit. Soon Bono comes walking down the catwalk, dressed in black jeans, long sleeve black shirt and wearing glasses (no shades) while belting out the verse as all of us in the first few rows lean against one another while trying to snap the perfect picture. You know, that’s a hard decision. All of us want a great picture but at the same time we want to savor the moment. I put my phone down. I believe that you have to enjoy these moments because they don’t happen often. But anyway, from that point on it was like a rocket going into outer space, with the Edge and his delay manning the controls. Past the stars and over the lonely desserts. Stand up and sing because it’s all that you can’t leave behind.

After “Sunday Bloody Sunday” the band went straight into “New Year’s Day,” followed by a spiritual moment of “Bad”. If those weren’t enough they went into “Pride,” and then things escalated even more. You heard the organ, and suddenly the band walked onto the stage together while the giant LED screen behind them went red, revealing a huge Joshua Tree. The notes to “Where the Streets Have no Name” rang out and everyone raised their hands in the air and cheered. That song is always one of my favorite parts of the show. So, to have it this early in the set was a complete surprise. The screen revealed a highway in black and white while the song played. Honestly, I swear it felt like we were moving with the screen. No wait, we were in the screen! That’s how real it looked and felt. What followed was “I Still haven’t found What I’m Looking For” and “With or Without You.” Yeah, I know, right? The beginning of the show was just unreal.

The tour is a somewhat surprise to most fans. U2 isn’t known to give themselves a party and focus on some nostalgia. That’s always been a big no for the band. Only because the band takes pride in releasing new material that is relevant. So, to have them dedicate an entire tour to one album is remarkable to say the least. But it comes at the right time. The band released “Songs of Innocence” a couple years ago, and according to the guys, an entire new LP, “Songs of Experience,” is ready to go sometime next year. I mean, why not celebrate their arguably best album with a worldwide celebration? 2017 was the perfect time to take a step back, enjoy the past and have fun with it. Having the chance to hear this entire album live is an experience that everyone will cherish.

The set included rarely played classics off the album including “Exit” and “Red Hill Mining Town.” The band also played “Ultraviolet,” dedicating the song to women’s rights around the world. Before “Miss SaraJevo,” footage of a young woman in Jordan was shown to the crowd on the giant LED screen. The message was that she saw America as a land of opportunity and her dream was to one day come to the USA. The crowd cheered in unison as the band broke into the song. Bono mentioned the ONE campaign and how all of us are helping to defeat AIDS. Other than that, he kept the political talk to a minimum.

It’s funny because after the first set of seven songs, I wondered what they had left for the encore. Sure enough, they had plenty. Bono walked down to the B stage while Edge and the rest of the band jumped into the opening chords of “One.” I tried not to get emotional. We all tried. But this song is powerful. I mean, these are the songs that make up the soundtrack to our lives. My life at least. And I’m sure many other lives too. So, it’s something that is just special beyond words to hear live. By the end, all of us are singing along while Edge rips into the outro solo. Just incredible. Absolutely incredible. Gets me every time. That moment was followed by “Beautiful Day,” arguably the bands best modern hit. I love how this song has become a classic in the set. I remember hearing it live for the first time during the “All That You Can’t Leave Behind Tour” in 01. Bono would run around the heart shaped stage while fans sang along. And now here we are at Heinz Field, the entire stadium singing along. The song is a moment of hope and just loving life. Don’t let it get away.

As if that wasn’t enough, the band followed that hit with another song off of the same album, “Elevation.” Yeah. Wow. During the song, the floor became unglued as we jumped up and down high, higher than the sun, our converses barely touching the ground. I think my ankles are still sore from jumping up and down. But you know what? It’s 100 percent worth it. Those moments don’t happen often. I remember jumping up in the air while Edge’s guitar reached new decibels. I looked over and there are two slender guys, somewhere in the 20’s range with brown hair, each sporting U2 t-shirts, jumping up and down too. You see, the crowd is great because you have all of these different ages. Aside from the 20-year-old hipsters to the 70-year-old baby boomer rockers, you have young children who are around 8, sitting on their parent’s shoulders, witnessing their first U2 show. And what a show it was.

The band ended the show with a new track, “The Little Things That Give You Away.” The song is strong with Bono’s heartfelt vocals and Edge’s trademark guitar delay solo. I just didn’t want the show to end. After the song, the band stood together on stage while the screen went red with a black silhouette of a large Joshua Tree. People clapped and cheered loudly, wanting one more song. But the fact of the matter is that the band could have played all night and we’d still be wanting more. These shows go by so quick, in the blink of an eye. I don’t even know where to begin. The songs, the giant-sized LED screen, the crowd, it’s all there. The house lights came on and people began to exit the stadium. As I was walking and looked back at the set, I noticed the screen now covered with a brown Joshua Tree, it’s branches extending across the screen to the both ends of the stage. I just laughed and shook my head, thinking about an incredible show and experience that I’ll always remember. You see, the boys from Dublin, they always seem to outdo themselves. I thought about what Bono said earlier in the show. The part about not sleeping. No, I definitely wasn’t going to be sleeping tonight, for good reason though. I’ll think about this for days and how incredible the night was. The show was a celebration of rock and the power of song, all of us rejoicing in the spirit and love for a band that makes you stand up, sing, believe and live it up with the red-hot sun rising in the desert over the Joshua Tree’s.

Josh McCann- Pittsburgh, PA- Heinz Field June 7th 2017

“Rock and the Rain-Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis slay Merriweather Pavilion, giving fans a show of past and new hits”

Certain things are guaranteed to happen when I go to a rock show, well, at least a show that involves being a fan of the artist for the past 12 years, identifying with the songs that bring back the memories of growing up in my twenties. You see when I go to a show I sing every word and pump my fist in the air while trying not to spill my drink on someone standing in front of me. I mean last time the beer was overflowing and everyone else was drunk too, and besides, people were pushing into me when the show started, so that one doesn’t count! At some point during the show Ryan plays an older tune like “Sweet Illusions”, a rocked-out version to be specific, and it makes me so damn happy that I jump up and down until I’m nearly out of breath. These are the shows I love.

On Friday May 12, amongst a heavy downpour, me and my great friend Dustin, an avid Ryan Adams fan and awesome photographer, (we’ve seen many shows and trashed a lot of hotel rooms while eating nachos and cheese) arrived at the Merriweather Pavilion in Columbia Maryland. I had noticed the same scene from when I was last there six years ago for the now defunct Free Fest. The open dirt and gravel filled parking lot surrounded by trees made my heart pound because I hadn’t been here in forever and I wanted to run through the gates and yell yes, yes, I’m back baby! I walked through the small path alongside eager rock fans and a up a small hill leading to the main gates. The sky was overcast and the air was cold. I got a beer and checked out the merch booth which stood near the lawn. The venue seats around 10,000. After having a few beers I’m feeling great and ready to sing my heart out. I look around the crowd and realize that I’m one of the youngest people here. A guy with a long beard and glasses stands in front of me. His girl is wearing glasses and a sweater. This is NPR land and yes everyone will be quiet and reserved when the show begins. Nothing against that, but I like to stand up and be one with the show. Sorry but I bought a ticket to rock and dance, not sit there like I’m in my living room. Ok, I know, enough of that rant.

The important thing is the actual show, in which Ryan rocked out twenty-five amazingly great jams that left the crowd burning for more. Not to mention the opening act was Jenny Lewis! Ok, let’s just talk about this right now. I’ve been a fan of Jenny since her early days when she fronted the California based band Rilo Kiley. Jenny quickly became the cool California girl with long red hair and a voice that was sweeter than the wine vineyards in Napa. In 2009 I saw her perform songs from her debut solo album Rabbit Fur Coat, but I hadn’t seen her since. She came walking out in a long white and black suit wearing a black hat. Being in the third row I cheered loud and held my beer in the air. I’m confident in saying that I yelled “Jenny!” the loudest. Soon the guitars in her band rang loud to the opening chords of “Just one of the Guys”, a single from her most recent successful album “Voyager”. Jenny walked to the front of the stage, holding the mic in her hands, closing her eyes and looking down at the crowd. Her voice echoed through the speakers and it’s like an angel singing. Following the upbeat tune was “You are what you Love” from “Rabbit Fur Coat”. Yeah this song is slower but that didn’t stop me from throwing my fist in the air and shouting along with the chorus. At this point the rows of seats behind me were filled. You could see the lawn feeling up despite the rain pouring down.

A surprise moment in the show occurred when Jenny introduced a new song “Keep Dreaming”. A slow melodic tune set to Jenny’s irresistible vocals proved to be a jam with a lot of potential. Let’s hope it makes the cut on the new record. So another surprise moment came when Ryan walked out onto the stage and joined Jenny for the song “Wasted Youth”. Ryan played guitar behind Jenny while she belted out the rock tune. Yeah it was very cool indeed.  The set ended with “With Arms Outstretched”, a classic acoustic sing along the campfire Rilo Kiley gem. The crowd sat in unison and yeah, I got the chills. This music goes back more than a decade ago and can be sentimental. Ah my early twenties. Sometimes you need to hear those again in concert for them to really hit you. Man, it’s inspiring. Jenny thanked the crowd as I stood up on my chair. Yeah I didn’t even care. When Jenny says thanks you stand the fuck up your chair, at least I did. A few seconds later security kindly told me to sit back down in which I obeyed. I wasn’t going to ruin the rest of the show for myself and everyone else.

Up next was Ryan Adams, whom I’ve seen eight times before. Most recently being in Pittsburgh last summer at Stage AE. This time he was promoting his new album “Prisoner”. The album features harmonica, ghostly alluring ballads and rocked out jams. Ryan walked out onto the stage dressed in his normal attire of blue jeans and a jean jacket along with black sunglasses. The look goes with his new music releases that harken the mid-eighties rock power chords. His brown hair is long and falls over his eyes. Ryan opened with “Do you still love me?” which features a piercing guitar solo and B3 organ set to a drum beat that had everyone out of their seats. Yes, I was really happy that everyone stood up because I was not going to watch the show sitting down. Um no way. I also noticed a group of guys who looked to be in college standing a few rows behind me. As they held their beer cups in the air they shouted out the lyrics. Upon looking around I noticed Ryan’s onstage set had a new addition, aside from the arcade and pinball machines, there was now a small mountain of mini TV’s on the sides of the stage with static playing on the screen. The band was different too. Not a surprise, Ryan changes his lineup faster than he writes new songs. The set included older classics from “Two” to the jammed out “Magnolia Mountain”. At one point Ryan addressed the crowd and said, “Fuck Donald Trump!” The crowd cheered and it was funny because Ryan just blurted it out of nowhere. The night sky hit while the rain continued to pour on the lawn. I felt bad for those people wearing yellow coats. They were probably drunk like the rest of the crowd anyway. The guy in front of me had a long beard and didn’t show any emotion towards the show whatsoever. He just kept taking pictures and didn’t move. Like come on and just have fun dude!

The past few years have been interesting for Ryan Adams. He released the self-titled LP which brought him back to rock and roll and playing full band shows instead of just acoustic. All of us fans breathed a collective sigh because in my opinion this is the music I want to go see. The acoustic is cool but give me some loud amp version from 1984 and it’s on! He covered 1989 and it got some great reviews, but of course there is always the criticism. You aren’t being honest with yourself if you don’t feel something when you hear his version of “Bad Blood”. And now his latest release continues on the trend of the straight forward rock, which is fucking great. Oh, and he got divorced to Mandy Moore which sounded like it got kind of messy. Well, at least there is new material! So, it was great to see Ryan again, and I’ve noticed that he’s having more fun onstage. He laughs and jams out and there is just this calmness that wasn’t there before.

A surprising moment came when he played “Dear John”. I could hear people saying wow and how he hadn’t played this live-in years. The recording features Norah Jones. So of course, I yelled for Norah to come out. Just once or twice and then I enjoyed the tune. I know, I know. Yes, I did yell a lot during the show. But it’s out of full blooded rock and roll passion that courses through my veins. I can’t help that music moves me in ways and helps me see the world and my own life in different ways. Think deep man. You know what I’m talking about right? This is our scene. Thousands of fans joining together and uniting for these anthems that have defined different parts of our lives. You respect it and its part of you. Breathe that air in, in this case it was chilly air on subpar cold May night, but damn it was worth it.

The show ended with Ryan telling the crowd, “We only have three minutes left. I wish we could play more,” as the fans cheered loudly. “Thank you guys so much. We love you.” The place grew quiet as Ryan stood near the end of the stage with his acoustic guitar and blew into his harmonica, beginning the familiar chords of “Come Pick Me Up”. I immediately got out my phone. I’m not sure why. I have seen him play this song so many times. At this point I was savoring the last song and my beer was empty so I had an extra hand to film it too. The crowd sang along to the chorus as Jenny Lewis walked out onto the stage for an even bigger ovation. The two veteran songwriters leaned close to the microphone and sang the words that we all know. I kept filming on my phone but didn’t sing because I was too in awe of the moment. The song ended as people clapped for more. The house lights came on, which signaled the end of the show as the music played over the pa system. Me and Dustin walked to the merch booth and stood under it as the rain poured. Dustin called for an uber while I stared out into the rain illuminated by the lights on the lawn as fans left the venue. The group of college kids walked past me and I heard them talking about how amazing the show was. I smiled, knowing that they would be back to keep the spirit of rock and roll alive.

Josh McCann- Merriweather Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland

Bleached Rules Pittsburgh

On a brisk and cold Fall Saturday night in Pittsburgh, lead singer/guitarist Jen Clavin leads an all out rock and roll assault in the intimate music venue Cattivo. It was a night of high energy punk rock passionate gems which tasted even sweeter in a small confined space.

The Philadelphia based band Beach Slang opened the show with a solo performance. Beach Slang is currently promoting their new LP “A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings”, which is an LP that is best played with the volume all the way up. I didn’t know how the songs would sound without the raucousness of a full band. It turned out to be amazing. James Alex, songwriter and guitarist behind Beach Slang, sounded even more personal when playing his electric guitar to the crowd. You could really hear the lyrics and it proved to be a successful result. It really gave the show an intimate “we are all in this together” type feel.

There was even a point when he asked me what song I’d like to hear next. I requested “Tramps in a Disco Bar”, a passionately sincere rock and roll trip straight to the heart of adolescence. James responded, saying, “That’s after the next one.” The show also featured a cover of “Bastards of Young”. There was even a point when James brought up a dude from the crowd to play drums, along with a girl to sing backup. Yes, the show was as fun as it sounds. Beach Slang speaks to their audience with honesty. The show reminded us all about the raw power of just a guitar and mic.

I made sure that I was in the front row for Bleached. You have to be front row for this type of show. Well, I do at least. I’ve had the California based band’s new LP “Welcome The Worms” on repeat since its release this past March. In my opinion, it is one of the best rock records of 2016. If anything, I love this band even more after witnessing their incredible set.

The band kicked off the show with “Keep on Keepin’ On”, which features a driving guitar from guitarist Jess Clavin. I was jumping up and down for pretty much the entire show. Bleached exude a very contagious energy that makes you want to dance and pump your fists in the air. The band launched into euphoric jams like “Sleepwalking”, a fast paced rager with epic guitar solos where Clavin would come over to me, shaking her hips while standing at the end of the stage, and sing her lungs out to the chorus. There was also “Trying To Lose Myself Again”, a rapid drum pounding anthem, where Clavin dropped to the ground, guitar in hand, while Micayla Grace slayed on bass, whipping her hair to rock goddess levels.

Bleached owned the stage, letting the crowd ride the wave throughout the entire show. One of the highlights was “Sour Candy”, complete with a catchy chorus and an ode to 80’s style rock which begs to be played on a summer road trip. The band also ripped through one of the big heavy hitters off of their new album, “Wednesday Night Melody”. Grace’s bass was powerful as Clavin came over to the end of the stage and sang the chorus in front of me.

It was such a thrill to hear these songs live. Bleached proved that they are an unreal live act. I can’t wait to see them again in the near future. With the success of their current LP and tour, I wouldn’t be surprised if the show is held at a larger venue. They are a band that rock and roll desperately needs right now. Bleached fucking rules.

Pittsburgh
Josh McCann

Thrival Showcases Synth Pop Spectacle

The 4th annual Thrival Music Festival, held on September 23rd-24th in the Swissvale Carrie Furnaces concluded with an amazing moment: the band Metric performing an acoustic version of their hit “Breathing Underwater” as thousands of fans sang along under the cool September stars. It was a moment that symbolized a fantastic weekend of live performances.

This year’s 2-day music festival drew an estimated 14,000 fans to the Carrie Furnaces, which features a 125-foot-tall blast furnace as a unique one of a kind concert backdrop.  The lawn featured 2 stages, food trucks, beer garden, and a VIP Sky Vodka lounge.  

Fridays acts featured a diverse lineup of artists such as Daya, Chvrches, and the Chainsmokers. Daya, a Pittsburgh popstar who has risen to fame and dominated the charts with her catchy dance pop hits “Hideaway”, “Don’t let me Down”, and “Sit still, look pretty” took the stage to a packed crowd of excited high school/ college kids. At one point she amped up the crowd by waving a Steelers terrible towel. During the set she talked about her upcoming album, and the message behind her debut LP. “I believe you should go after what you are passionate about” she told the crowd. “The message is about youth empowerment and going after your dreams.” It is evident that Daya has done exactly that. In just a little over a year she has released three hit songs and staked her claim as the new rising star of the music industry. 

The crowd went into a frenzy when the opening notes of “Don’t let me Down” began to play. The hit song was a summer anthem this past summer, and the fans were singing every word. The show ended with her first hit “Hideaway”, a song that has a special meaning to the pop star, “This was the first song I recorded and released” she said to the crowd before kicking into the catchy dance jam. Throughout the show Daya commanded the crowd like a seasoned pro, walking to each side of the stage, pointing out her mic to the pumped up fans. Her new LP will be released in a few weeks, and judging by the new material, it’s going to be a huge year. Daya is not only going after her dreams, but achieving them.

Chvrches brought their dazzling array of electro synth pop to the fest on Friday night. I had the opportunity to be in the front row for this show, and it was glorious. Singer Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty make up the Glassgow act, whom are coming off the recent success of their LP “Every Open Eye”. It is clear that Mayberry has become an emphatic, confident lead frontwoman. Dawned in all black, she would stride to each end of the stage; raising her fists, mic in hand, staring into the crowd with conviction. The fans fed off her energy while black and white lights brilliantly lit up the stage. 

A standout point during the show was “Empty Threat” (an up-tempo burner with an undeniable chorus), in which Mayberry pounded away at the drums to the thrill of the fans. In between songs there was some funny banter between the band. Mayberry looked at bassist Iain Cook saying “You sneezed and still didn’t mess up. That must be hard to do playing bass.” Mayberry continued with her charming Scottish accent “One time I was driving and sneezed, and I looked up and noticed I was in the wrong lane.” She turned back to the crowd saying “Ever since joining this band I’ve learned that I’m not that funny. But I won’t quit.” The band continued their set playing material off of “Every Open Eye”, from the driving beat of “Bury It” to the bass building drop of “Clearest Blue”, in which the crowd responded by jumping in unison; Mayberry whirling around in the frantic flashing lights. The show ended with “Mother we Share”, a song that launched the band into headline spots across the world. It was a solid performance that showcased how great they are live. Chvrches gave a beautifully intense rock show.

The Chainsmokers were the last act of the night; playing to an amped up capacity crowd, complete with glow sticks galore. The act has had an incredible year, and they are clearly on top of the music industry. The show was filled with pyro, smoke, and heart pounding bass. From “Roses” to their new hit “Closer’, the crowd ate up every moment. The Chainsmokers loved the audience participation saying “We love playing in Pittsburgh. You guys make NYC look like a bunch of pussies.” There were even some covers in which they sampled MGMT and the Killers! By the end of the set everyone was dancing and yearning for more. The Chainsmokers could have played all night and the fans would have been right there along with them. It was a great way to close out the first night of Thrival.

The festival continued on Saturday with a bevy of local Pittsburgh artists. From indie pop outfit Ballon Ride Fantasy to singer songwriter Brooke Annibale. It was refreshing to see Thrival give local artists a spot to showcase their talent on a big stage. There was some great talent; I hope Thrival continues this trend for next year’s fest.

As the evening winded down there were noticeable amounts of Frisbee, hula hoops, and wind pouches. Yes, wind pouches. They are a new growing trend on the festival scene. Wind Pouches, which can be bought at the festival, are small inflatable hammocks. I’m not sure if this trend will take off, but I really don’t see Bonnaroo embracing the idea.

Saturday night ended with the crowd gathering in high anticipation for the band Metric. The Toronto based four-piece rock act hit the stage at 9:15, performing an illustrious set of face melting synth rock. Experiencing this against the front row guardrail was something. The show began with Metric breaking into the driving “Speed the Collapse” and “Help I’m Alive”, where the crowd passionately shouted the lyrics “beating like a hammer”, while singer Emily Haines reached out and leaned over the front row of the crowd, fist pumping the lyrics. And that was just the start of the show! The energy from the crowd was at an unbelievably high level. Everyone around me was jumping up and down which only added to the chaotically fun atmosphere. Metric reached deep into their catalog with the crowd pleasing “Dead Disco” and kept the energy alive with “Shade”, complete with some amazing guitar solos from James Shaw. Throughout the show Haines and Shaw would trade off the center of the stage; Haines displaying her amazing vocals, while Shaw shred his guitar to grinding synths which pierced through the strobing black lights. The crowd went unhinged when Shaw broke into the opening riff of “Gold Guns Girls”, a rocked out decibel raising anthem that took Thrival to new heights. 

Metric was grateful to the crowd and happy to be back in Pittsburgh saying “We love coming to Pittsburgh. We have family here.” The show ended with “Breathing Underwater” which was off of their 2012 LP “Synthetica”. After playing the rock ballad through, the band left the stage while the crowd shouted to hear one more song. Metric responded by walking back onto the stage with an acoustic guitar, playing the chords to “Breathing Underwater”. Haines pointed the microphone towards the crowd and let everyone sing the words. It was incredible to hear thousands of people singing the chorus to the song together. The four members of Metric stood together in the center of the stage and gazed out into the massive crowd of fans. It was a beautiful moment and fitting end to a magical weekend at Thrival.

Josh McCann- Thrival Music Festival Sept.23,24 2016-Pittsburgh,PA