September 18, 2014

Lake Street Dive Brings Down the House at the State Theatre

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The initials of Lake Street Dive may spell LSD, but the music of this Brooklyn-based quartet is no hallucination. It’s as real as it gets. Especially real was the energy on Sunday night as, one by one, the band took to the State Theatre stage. Drummer Mike Calabrese established a beat, standup bassist Bridget Kearney locked in a groove and guitarist Mike Olson laid down a few chords before singer Rachael Price ignited the room like a barbeque grill as she launched into “Rabid Animal.” This tune, one of a handful off the new album Bad Self Portraits, raised the bar high for any other indie acts set to grace these parts in the near future. With their engaging cocktail of soul, rock, and Beatles-esque backbone, LSD brought professionalism to every twist and turn of an 18-song rollercoaster.

Courtesy of Lake Street Dive