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Cage the Elephant electrifies House of Blues

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All I can really say is, hot damn!

Having mostly been familiar with Cage the Elephant through their various radio singles - most of which I quite enjoyed - I didn't quite know what to expect from their hour-long set at Houston's House of Blues on Monday night. Well, I walked out of there around 11:30 p.m. a much bigger fan than when I entered, all too excited to further familiarize myself with the band's catalog.

First off, frontman Matt Shultz is a goddamn wildman, a crowd-surfing, stage-diving, goddamn wildman (this is a compliment). It's a frontman's job to engage the crowd, and Shultz (clad in white jeans and oddly enough, a button-down shirt that he tucked in) did his job and then some before a sold-out house in Houston.

Cranking through hit singles like "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked," "Take It or Leave It," and my personal favorite, "Back Against the Wall," Shultz and company had the look of a band on the rise, one prime for further success and even bigger venues in the future.

One thing is for damn sure. Whenever Cage the Elephant hits Houston again, I'll be there to see what the band has in store.

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