Concert of the Week: Glass Animals


This Thursday, October 8th, you have the opportunity to see an incredible live performance. Glass Animals will be playing at Marathon Music Works. I can assure you this is a show you don’t want to miss.

I saw Glass Animals this summer, back home in DC at the 9:30 club. It was the night before my 21st birthday and I look back fondly, knowing that was the last time I ever had to wear unsightly X-es on the back of my hands. Glass Animals really brought their A-game that night. I often use the term “high-energy” to describe exciting concerts, but that doesn’t even begin to cover it. This British band relies heavily on synthesizers, creating a dream-like atmosphere at their shows. Dave Bayley, the lead singer, is the stand-out member of the group. He gets so into the music, the intensity and passion are just infectious.

I do recommend listening to their album ZABA before going to a show. I would recommend doing that for almost any group, but there was something particularly special about shouting these nonsensical lyrics with a few hundred other people. Seriously, they have some of the strangest lyrics I’ve ever heard. What the heck are “peanut butter vibes”? (For that awesome lyric, check out their single “Gooey”). The nonsense just makes it more fun to sing along. If you’re still not sure, go listen to their album on repeat a few times and let the music seep into your soul.

As of Sunday night, there were still tickets available for Glass Animals’ Thursday night show at Marathon Music Works. Go see them live, I promise you won’t regret it…not even if you have an 8AM on Friday.

Still not convinced? Here’s an amazing cover of Kanye’s Love Lockdown: