Stranded In Stereo: Rogue Wave Hitting The Road with Death Cab, Jack Johnson

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rogue Wave Hitting The Road with Death Cab, Jack Johnson

Last week was the third time I saw Rogue Wave, as they kicked off their Spring jaunt in front of a sold out crowd at The Paradise here in Boston. I remember seeing them at SXSW two years ago and being blown away by their performance then, and now the California-based band is even tighter then ever, bringing songs from last year's personally lauded Asleep At Heaven's Gate to the stage to give them a new life. "Harmonium" and first single "Lake Michigan" were well beyond the phrase tour de force, as the latter featured an extended intro with all members banging on the drums. Even older songs like "Love's Lost Guarantee" and, a personal favorite, "Postage-Stamp World" were well received.

Anyway, the moral of the story is pretty simple: go see them, especially since they won't be leaving the road anytime soon. As they continue across the country, they'll be hitting the road supporting Death Cab For Cutie and their label's head honcho, Jack Johnson, this summer. They'll also be making stops at Coachella, Sasquatch, and Lollapalooza to boot.

Check all the dates at Rogue Wave's MySpace.

Watch their performance of "Lake Michigan" from the Late Show with David Letterman here

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