First Avenue was an upgrade to their original listing at Fine Line Café (which originally sold-out). To give you an idea, First Ave's capacity is over twice the size of Fine Line. There were over one thousand young couples in attendance, so the main dance floor was nicely filled out by the time the band took stage.
So, the last time I saw these guys, it was just last year in Toronto. I noted that they had huge buzz back then, and even said that they were really catchy. They're still catchy, but this time, they weren't doing a small 30 minute set, they had to carry the whole show. This included the world's longest introduction song and the band played for nearly two hours in the dimmed lights with images were projected on the band.
Anyway, have you ever gone to a concert and hoped the band play "that one song" you love. Well, I'm happy to let you know that Cults played EVERY SONG they've ever recorded! Yes, your favorites, "Go Outside" and "Most Wanted" and "Rave On" were all played. Plus they threw in a couple of B-Sides and a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows".
Cults' self-titled debut LP is available now via Columbia Records. I have a feeling that this will be the only time you will see them at such an intimate setting. The band can only get more popular, so see them now if you can.
PS, Mrs. Magician and Spectrals were the two opening bands. You can read a more detailed review of Spectrals here. As for Mrs. Magician, they are a band from San Diego with their debut album, Strange Heaven, released today via Swami Records.