Half the Animal opens the night with their brand of arena style rock. It’s easy to imagine them playing “Babylon” at a huge festival, like Lollapalooza, with the crowd going nuts. It’s simple, yet powerful- a great sign of well written song. “Bad Bad Love” is another excellent song that sounds great live. They have a great stage presence too. They only had 30 minutes on stage, but it was enough to leave a strong impression. This band is off to an excellent start.
“Most cities only have one good venue. You guys are so lucky in Chicago” says the lead singer of Great Good Fine Ok. And he’s right, Chicago is a great hub for live music. Tonight, they bring their style of electronic dance pop from New York City to the House of Blues. This band brings the party with a beat that gets everyone moving.
At the perfect moment in the set, the keyboard player brings out a keytar and plays a solo that has the crowd jumping for joy. It’s a pure rock and roll moment. The visuals at the show are outstanding. The lead singer is wearing a sparkling green jacket and he throws out glow sticks. This exciting visual is accompanied by the keyboard player who has a fanny pack full of small flashing lights which he throws into the crowd over the course of their set. If you are looking for a fun and energetic band to dance the night away, Great Good Fine Ok is the band for you.