The Neighbourhood along with opener Kitten brought a powerfully energetic show to the Aragon Ballroom in Uptown on Chicago’s north side. Kitten vocalist Chloe Chaidez’s electrifying performance was reminiscent of 80’s era glam-rock coupled with evocative scenes, which bring the iconic 1983 movie “Flashdance” to mind. The Neighbourhood has been touring ahead of their recently announced album ‘#000000 & #FFFFFF’. The pairing of Kitten with the Neighbourhood complimented each other in their raw, gritty style and playfully coy, yet commanding stage presence. This show brought not only a sold out crowd, but a complete change of venue from the Riviera Theatre to the Aragon in order to house the roughly 4,500 fans lucky enough to get tickets.
With a love for the West coast and anything black and white, The Neighbourhood has become a veritable monochrome tour de force. Their wardrobe, photo shoots, album covers and music videos are even all branded black and white, their live show is anything but. From the moment lead singer Jesse Rutherford took the stage, the crowd—consisting of more teen girls than I could have imagined—erupted, hanging on every melodic syllable dripping off his tongue. Playing through their library of hypnotic, highly contagious tracks, The Neighbourhood entranced the audience as they played through favorites such as “Silver”, “No Grey”, and “Let It Go”. As the show reached it’s peak, the band announced that this was the biggest show they had ever played in the States before they broke into the best version of “Sweater Weather”.
With their sultry indie rock vibes and sexy west coast appeal, The Neighbourhood has a massive future ahead of them.
For more information about The Neighbourhood, please visit online at www.thenbhd.com.
2. No Grey
3. Female Robbery
4. Everybody's Watching Me (Uh Oh)
5. Let It Go
8. Baby Came Home
11. A Little Death
14. Sweater Weather
The Aragon Entertainment Center is located at 1106 W. Lawrence Ave in Chicago. For more information and tickets, please visit www.aragon.com.