A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see a fantastic band in Chicago. Frightened Rabbit performed at The Riviera Theater. The opening act was The Twilight Sad, also a Scottish band.
The band from Glasgow is currently on tour promoting their new album titled "Pedestrian Verse". Before attending the show I had only been a fan of the band for a couple of months. I was initially surprised to hear the show was sold out. Now, I know why. It was a great show and the band sounded perfect.
To me, every song from Frightened Rabbit has some similarity. That's not a bad thing because they definitely have a unique sound. When you hear a song from Frightened Rabbit you immediately know it's them.
They played a lengthy setlist including 18 songs from all four of their albums. Fans heard many favorites including "Old Old Fashioned", "December's Traditions", and "Backyard Skulls".
There was one very disappointing aspect of the show in Chicago. The venue, was horrible. This was my first time attending a show at The Riviera and I will never go back. It was impossible to see the stage. It's one big room with no elevation in the floor.