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Show Review: Tanlines @ Voyeur 4/13/12

Show Review: Tanlines @ Voyeur 4/13/12
Emily

So hot and sweaty. So very hot and sweaty. Surrounded by hotness and sweat. Sweaty hotness. That is the Making Time party at Voyeur. If you’re going to play music for the hotty sweatness that is Voyeur, you better bring something to dance to and Tanlines brought it in spades.

Tanlines songs have a great mix of tribal drums, electronic, rock, and vocals. Fronted by Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm, this duo has quite a lot of fun on stage. With no signs of snobbery, they talked to the audience and were rather silly. Both band members were on stage front and center, one playing guitar and the other a standup drum kit. A standing drummer adds energy to any live show and if you don’t have an obvious star performer fronting the band, I would argue it’s necessary.

The new album Mixed Emotions has a couple of standout tracks like “All Of Me” and “Brothers” but everyone was there to see “Real Life.” The duo wisely waited until the end of their set to play one of the most delightful bangers of the decade. All three of these songs have the signature tribal drumming that really get people moving.

Speaking of moving, a Making Time/Voyeur crowd is hands down the best crowd to be in for a live performance. DJs play electro-house music before, between, and after band sets. This strategy keeps audience excitement and energy up. The only drawback is if your band can’t bring it as strong as the DJs. Thankfully, Tanlines did not fall into that category.

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