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Bastille and Young The Giant co-headline 102.1’s Big Snow Show in Milwaukee

On November 27, Bastille and Young The Giant co-headlined 102.1’s Big Snow Show at the historic The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, famous for hosting renowned artists from Buddy Holly to Nirvana, its haunted swimming pool, and the atrocious acoustics in the Eagles Ballroom (designed for big band swing dances and not any instruments capable of connection to an amplifier).

As the first headliner, Young The Giant performed a set buzzing with electricity. From the reverberating vocals of “Oblivion”, the fifth track off the band’s latest record Mirror Master, to the up-tempo bass triplets of the closing song, “My Body”, Sameer Gadhia’s energy remained at a constant high. Even from the very back of the ballroom, Young The Giant’s forceful spirit was all-consuming.

A slight disappointment of the set was the redaction of “Simplify” from the set list, a track with vibrant overdriven guitar and whirling synthesizers sure to breathe life into even the most exhausted concertgoer. However, between well-known tracks such as “Amerika, Cough Syrup, and Superposition”, the movement of the crowd never ceased. Especially at the onset of Cough Syrup’s simple and subdued intro, the ballroom filled with cheers of excitement followed immediately by enthusiastic dancing and singing. Despite “Cough Syrup”’s initial release seven years ago, it still brings a unique energy to their performance that can be felt in every corner of the venue.

At the early hour of 10:15pm, clearly reasonable for a Tuesday, Bastille finally took the stage amidst cheers that were deafening to even those with hearing protection. A voiceover from the 1985 film Weird Science introduced the opening song, “Good Grief”, immediately followed by its trademark bouncing bass line. After another song from Bastille’s sophomore record Wild World, a journey through 2011’s Bad Blood, Wild World, mixtape Other People’s Heartache pt. 2, and recent singles began. Veteran fans throughout the crowd all cheered surprisedly for a clip of dialogue from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho accompanied by a sample of “Angels” by The XX, the intro to a past mixtape cover, and maintained their excitement to the last eh-oh of “Pompeii”, the concluding song.

Similar to Young The Giant, Bastille’s first song to gain mainstream success still proves a crowd favorite; thus, both sets exemplified the artists’ continuing ability to both draw and captivate audiences time and time again.

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Bastille

Bastille

Bastille

Bastille

Bastille

Meghan Quadracci
Meghan Quadracci is a portrait and music documentary photographer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. See her work at megquadracci.com.

Bastille and Young The Giant co-headline 102.1’s Big Snow Show in Milwaukee

On November 27, Bastille and Young The Giant co-headlined 102.1’s Big Snow Show at the historic The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, famous for hosting renowned artists from Buddy Holly to Nirvana, its haunted swimming pool, and the atrocious acoustics in the Eagles Ballroom (designed for big band swing dances and not any instruments capable of connection to an amplifier).

As the first headliner, Young The Giant performed a set buzzing with electricity. From the reverberating vocals of “Oblivion”, the fifth track off the band’s latest record Mirror Master, to the up-tempo bass triplets of the closing song, “My Body”, Sameer Gadhia’s energy remained at a constant high. Even from the very back of the ballroom, Young The Giant’s forceful spirit was all-consuming.

A slight disappointment of the set was the redaction of “Simplify” from the set list, a track with vibrant overdriven guitar and whirling synthesizers sure to breathe life into even the most exhausted concertgoer. However, between well-known tracks such as “Amerika, Cough Syrup, and Superposition”, the movement of the crowd never ceased. Especially at the onset of Cough Syrup’s simple and subdued intro, the ballroom filled with cheers of excitement followed immediately by enthusiastic dancing and singing. Despite “Cough Syrup”’s initial release seven years ago, it still brings a unique energy to their performance that can be felt in every corner of the venue.

At the early hour of 10:15pm, clearly reasonable for a Tuesday, Bastille finally took the stage amidst cheers that were deafening to even those with hearing protection. A voiceover from the 1985 film Weird Science introduced the opening song, “Good Grief”, immediately followed by its trademark bouncing bass line. After another song from Bastille’s sophomore record Wild World, a journey through 2011’s Bad Blood, Wild World, mixtape Other People’s Heartache pt. 2, and recent singles began. Veteran fans throughout the crowd all cheered surprisedly for a clip of dialogue from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho accompanied by a sample of “Angels” by The XX, the intro to a past mixtape cover, and maintained their excitement to the last eh-oh of “Pompeii”, the concluding song.

Similar to Young The Giant, Bastille’s first song to gain mainstream success still proves a crowd favorite; thus, both sets exemplified the artists’ continuing ability to both draw and captivate audiences time and time again.

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Bastille

Bastille

Bastille

Bastille

Bastille

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