Earlier in the week, we posted a link to the Front Row episode about The Lone Bellow show at the Paradise back in November 2013. While the episode was great, and it was so fun to relive moments from that show, we were disappointed they didn't include some of the encore from that night. There is no doubt we would have been hooked on them just from the main part of the show. Their music, passion, and the connection between the band members and with the audience was evident, and absolutely drew us in. But the encore sealed the deal. Their silly banter and, um, interesting song choices made us laugh and smile so hard. The Lone Bellow takes their music seriously, but they clearly have so much fun performing, and they aren't afraid to be goofy, or to put themselves out there for the audience. Fortunately, Chris Van Slyke from the blog Boston Through My Eyes was smart enough to video most of the encore so we can share it here.
In November of 2013 we were making our way to a The Lone Bellow concert at the well known Paradise Rock Club in Boston. On our way in, a man stopped us to ask if we were going to the show, and then asked if we wanted to be part of a movie about the band. Feeling cold (because we stupidly left our coats in the car parked several blocks away), and in need of some pre-show coffee, we told him “no thanks” and went on our way. As it turns out, that show was hands-down the best performance either of us have ever attended, and it is solely responsible for putting us on the path to The Lone Bellow concerts addiction. We regret not having been part of its recording, but at least here it is for us to look back on (minus the band’s fabulous encore which was a montage of songs from 90’s movies). If you haven’t seen this yet, make sure to check it out. You won’t be disappointed!