Alternative-rock up and comers Against the Current and Vinyl Theatre rocked teeny bopping fans and middle age crowds alike at Dallas’ House of Blues last Wednesday, Nov. 11. The two bands, destined to bring the house down with their similar cords and head bopping melodies, did just that.
Against the Current, composed of lead singer Chrissy Costanza and instrumentalists Dan Gow and Will Ferri, opened the show and wowed fans with their Paramore-esque vibes. The New York born group first gained fame and recognition on Soundcloud and has millions of hits on their YouTube channel.
Crowd favorites included hit single “Gravity” and others, such as “Guessing” and “Closer, Faster.” My favorite was their performance of “Infinity.” I had never heard the song prior to the show, but the feel-good lyrics accompanied by the exceptional vocals of Costanza made it hard not to dance.
Main act Vinyl Theatre, originally from Wisconsin, gave the reasonably full venue an energy packed performance. Fans were jamming to the sounds off the band’s new album Electrogram, including well known tunes “Breaking my Bones” and “If You Say So,” while also appreciating classics from their previous album, such as “Gold” and “Tokyo.”
While the performances were upbeat and exciting, I thought that many of the tracks, especially those on their new record, had similar sounds and many of the tracks seem to share the same beats and chords. But overall, the show was fun and entertaining.
The Vinyl Theatre tour continues through March, but their last show with Against the Current will be Nov. 21 in San Diego. From there, the band will continue with a new opening act, alternative-rock boy band Finish Ticket. These two bands will return to Dallas’ House of Blues for the third to last stop on their tour on March 24.
To listen to some of Vinyl Theatre’s and Against the Current’s music, check them out on iTunes.