Lake Street Dive came, conquered and hit Boulder with a bang. Friday night at the Boulder Theater was a mesmerizing mix of old friends, new friends, endless dancing, and the infectious melodies of Lake Street Dive.
The Boston based band of friends has been doing this music thing for quite some time now, since 2004 to be exact. In those years Lake Street Dive has undergone a few changes, both in genre and style. It’s refreshing to see a modern rock band that not only embraces pop music but fully and successfully merges the two genres.
Promoting their fifth studio album, Side Pony, Lake Street Dive brought their tour to Colorado for two nights in both Denver and Boulder. The Boulder Theater seemed to be at maximum capacity, it seemed as if each and every person made it a priority to come rock out with Lake Street Dive this Friday night. Everyone seemed so effervescently carefree and spirited, dancing around with huge smiles spread across their faces. It can definitely be said, Lake Street Dive makes people ridiculously happy.
Their playful song lyrics like in crowd favorite, “I Don’t Care About You”, put a relatable and revengeful spin on the classic breakup song. Another hit of the night was the sassy and spunky, “Side Pony”. Lead singer Rachael Price mentions bass player, Bridget Kearney’s, classic side pony style before leading into the fun and silly song. Rachael Price’s stunning voice effortlessly drives each and every song. Her commanding stage presence and stellar dance moves get everyone else dancing along. The funky fun song “Hell Yeah”, has a 1950’s elvis-esque vibe that brought everyone to their feet and dancing around screaming, “hell yeah!”. Overall, Lake Street Dive brought an evening of true merriment, exhaustive dancing and amazing music.
Rock, pop, soul, country, motown, jazz. The list is endless, Lake Street Dive does it all. They are on a successful tour for their album, “Side Pony”, their biggest tour of their career so far. They first came to the public’s attention with a few covers posted to youtube, including Hall and Oates “Rich Girl” and The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”. With each album their fan base and successes continue to come. So what’s next for Lake Street Dive? With 20 more shows on their tour circuit, they are no doubt staying busy! Hopefully we continue to hear new music from them over the coming years and we can’t wait to catch them again in Colorado!