On Friday night, The Rapture took to Pomona’s The Glass House to showcase cuts from their triumphant return LP In The Grace Of Your Love and Stereogum’s Jasper Bernbaum was on hand to document. Poolside opened.
So what’s the verdict on The 3-piece Rapture? Just as good as with Mattie or lacking with his absence?
srsly. i’ve commented this before, but i (we?) would love reviews of these live shows. i mean, i enjoy photos as much as the next dude, but some insight on the performance, as well as a setlist, would be great. justsayin’.
Seriously. Let’s have some words thrown into the mix. From what I heard it got a little out of hand with some fists being thrown by overzealous bouncers and so forth.
What you have heard is true. The crowd did get a little rowdy. I was actually pushed around in the photo pit a little, but security did get a little too over-bearing.
After the first time, the band had to stop midway through the awesome “Get Myself Into It,” though they came charging back, starting the song right and the break, killing the rest of the song. But after the three or four more times security acted the band’s energy seemed highly affected by the unfortunately. It was obvious Luke Jenner felt highly uncomfortable and the closing songs, especially “Olio” and the what-should-have-been-explosive encore of “How Deep Is Your Love?” and “Sail Away” seemed to lack any drive or enthusiasm.
That being said, the show had moments that equalized the lack of energy in some numbers. Classic Rapture cuts “Killing” and legendary “House of Jealous Lovers” were even more explosive than on record. This was a pleasant surprise for myself, a much bigger fan of Pieces Of The People We Love than Echoes. But those performances have given the record a whole new life.
What was the most surreal part of the show though was seeing The Rapture in such a small venue though. The band who essentially sparked the post-punk revival that has evolved into a retro revival that continues to evolve into new genres and sub-genres everyday. But at heart, The Rapture is still just a little dance-punk band. And the Glass House, a small punk club in a downtown that has seen better days was the perfect place for them to play on their triumphant return tour.
I can’t believe no one ever commented about how BAD ‘In The Grace Of Your Love’ is.
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