Friday night, I was fortunate enough to see The Very Best at the Biltmore. The first opener, No Gold, didn’t really do much for me and second opener, Love & Electrik, was pretty catchy, but The Very Best was phenomenal. The place was packed to the rafters with the hippest of hipsters drinking their PBR¹ and they got wound up nicely by the DJ, My! Gay! Husband!, between bands. By the time The Very Best hit the stage, the crowd went completely apeshit. There was dancing and jumping and general good time-ing all around. They had two inflatable palm trees to help set the mood which, by the end of the show, ended up surfing through the crowd in the balmy basement venue. They even played their remix of Yeasayer‘s “Ambling Alp” and closed the show with “Warm Heart of Africa”, before doing “Will You Be There” from their original mix tape as an encore. If you get the chance to see them, do it. The Very Best are pretty much a guarantee of a spectacular dance party.
Speaking of “Ambling Alp”, Yeasayer must have liked what director, Radical Friend, did with that vid because they had him do the one for “O.N.E.” as wellVodpod videos no longer available.
Dominique Young Unique out of Tampa is pretty impressive, especially considering she is only 17. Keep an ear on this one.
1. R.I.P. Dennis Hopper