Would you like to see a live version of one of my favorite songs of 2011? Foster the People are going to be huge! They’ve already gone from playing intimate venues to huge concert halls and they are just getting bigger and bigger. Their debut album “Torches” is a non-stop dance party, but that’s nothing compared to seeing them live. Strobe lights, great songs and lead singer Mark Foster’s infectious dance moves… Need I say more?
Mark Foster (Lead Singer of Foster The People) and G
I have a serious band crush on Foster the People. I have been loving their record “Torches,” and seeing them in concert on June 21, 2011 put me over the edge. They were so great, both with the music as well as the flashing lights making every song more intense and allowing the audience to literally dance like nobody was looking. I predicted that they were destined for much larger venues and sure enough, a few nights after playing a sold out show at the 500 person capacity Bowery Ballroom, a show at the 3000 + venue Terminal 5 was announced. Yes!
Cubbie Fink (Bass of Foster the People) and G
I met the band after their triumphant set at Bowery Ballroom and everyone was so cool. As Foster the People are California based, we chatted about my former home and their current home base, Los Angeles. I also wished the band continued success and they thanked me for my support. Yes!
Isom Innis (Keyboards of Foster The People) and G
Mark Pontius (Drums for Foster The People) and G
Sean Cimino (Guitar of Foster the People) and G
Thanks again guys and I am so excited for your future. It’s gonna be huge!
Hot band alert! If you don’t know the delicious grooves of indie-electronic band Foster The People, put them on your radar immediately! The 5 piece band from California played a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on June 21, 2011. The night was fantastic in every way as the songs were super catchy, the band has a great stage presence and they had a light show that made it impossible not to turn the venue into one gigantic dance party. Foster the People took the stage at 10:15 after a set from Cannon Blue.
Foster The People
Lead singer Mark Foster plays keyboards, percussion, guitar and sings. He also serves as pied piper and when he dances during the songs, you cannot help but follow suit. I’ve been enjoying the band’s debut album “Torches” for a while and I am happy to report they deliver the goods in concert. They played all the songs you could hope for and the highlights were the ultra-catchy “Helena Beat,” “Pumped Up Kicks,” “Houdini” and my current favorite “Miss You.” The band used strobe lights during the songs and it added to a fantastic overload of the senses. If the reaction from the audience is a predictor of future success, you can guarantee that seeing the band at an intimate venue like Bowery Ballroom is going to be one of those special New York nights that the people in attendance will be bragging about for years to come.
Foster The People
See another photo and the set list after the jump.