What does it take to get people moving their feet in the Triangle? Apparently, VHS or Beta have the magic touch.
The Louisville-based band stopped by Local 506 Thursday night in support of their new album, Bring On the Comets. The set included "Burning It All Down," "She Says" and "Love In My Pocket" from the album. The catchy new single "Can't Believe A Single Word" really got the crowd pumped, but it was the old songs that the crowd really loved. "Night On Fire" and "Alive" both received enthusiastic cheers during their intros.
The only downside to VHS or Beta's show was the short set time. They played about 30 minutes and then a 10 minute encore. Not much of a headline set, but the band made their 40 minutes count. They didn't stop to talk too much in-between songs. They just kept the music pumping.
Chicago-based band Walter Meego was one of two openers at the show. The three-piece band bounded around and played 80's inspired dance tunes for the appreciative crowd. The band used loops and beats combined with keyboards, an old Korg synth and a guitar. Their appreciation of old school beats and their intense live show will make the guys a hit on their upcoming tour of the UK and Spain.
Durham based band Ex-Members started the show. Quirky pop songs make them a band to watch on the local scene. Ex-Members have two local shows coming up. They'll be at Nightlight in Chapel Hill on October 6 and at Duke Coffeehouse on October 11.