American rock band from Nashville, TN Cage The Elephant put on an exciting show at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA. The setlist consisted of songs spanning the band's discography including new tunes from their latest album Tell Me I'm Pretty like "Mess Around," Too Late to Say Goodbye" and "Trouble" as well as older songs like "In One Ear," "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" and "Back Against the Wall."
Lead singer Matthew Shultz brought insane energy, emerging in a silver and red-striped jacket and dancing around the stage for a majority of the hour-hour and a half set. During one song, he even jumped on top of the guitarist. The stage utilized cool, raw lighting with lighting towers on the stage, which added to the energy and excitement of the performance.
Audience members consisted of USC students along with hardcore fans of the band. Throughout the performance Shultz interacted with the audience--during "It's Just Forever" he ran into the audience seats, still performing, where he was swarmed. In addition, during the encore, Cage The Elephant played "Cigarette Daydreams" and two fans jumped on stage and sang with Shultz, who went along with it and shared the mic.
Text by Jackie Bettelli | Photos by Pooneh Ghana
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