They Still Have IT: Weezer and Saint Motel at Taste of Chicago (July 8, 2015)

Saint Motel is new band from Los Angeles with a current hit on their hands: My Type. When they play this song, everyone stands up and starts dancing and singing along: “You’re just my type! Oh, you got a pulse and you are breathing!” The horn melody is very catchy and makes this song a great pop anthem. To everyone’s surprise, they play one more song, Stories. Although this song is good, this was very anti-climactic after already playing “My Type”.

Weezer, also from LA, takes the stage to headline the Taste of Chicago tonight. For Dope Nose, the bassist sings lead vocals, allowing Rivers to run around the stage. He takes full advantage of this opportunity as he fully rocks the song and shreds the solo in rock star mode. Midway through their set, it begins to rain with the wind blowing towards the stage. They continue to play without missing a note as the stage hands run on to the stage and hurriedly move all the equipment out of the rain and further back on the stage.  It’s a display of professionalism for this band who are featuring many songs from their first album, which was released in 1994. Even though these songs were written over 20 years ago, they still sound fresh and fit in perfectly with their new single, Back to the Shack. As they play their final song, “Buddy Holly”, everyone is jumping and singing along. Weezer still has “it”!

Be sure to catch the rest of the Taste of Chicago running through Sunday, July 12.

Quinn Delaney

Saint Motel’s setlist

Weezer’s setlist

PlaylistHQ Taste of Chicago Page

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