For my next trick, I’m going to tell you about a indie electronic band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vinyl Theater. I wouldn’t even say that their Bowery Ballroom show was my first encounter with the band. Last year, they were on tour with Twenty One Pilots and Misterwives (you may have heard of these bands). With all opening bands, you would come to expect them playing their proverbial hearts out – that’s a given. With the band’s set, it was not only that, but with a light hardheartedness nature to it. There was no sense that they were there to pass the time – new fans were made. The band had recently released their album, Electrogram at the time. Even then, touring with bands that are supremely blowing up at the moment, you can tell that this band had something special to stand out on their own legs.
Flash forward to their set at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Vinyl Theater, a year later has built up a pretty good base in the city that never sleeps. Many younger fans got to the venue early to catch their opening set. Songs like “If You Say So” and “Breaking Up My Bones”, highlight the band’s ability to combine electronic melodies with an indie rock sound that are both infectious and catchy. Usually, you can tell when bands are on the cusp to break out into mainstream success and with the crowd’s reaction, it’s only a matter of time. Their concert sets are passionate and energetic and talking with fans who have listened to “Electrogram”, they wish that they can revisit their show to relive hearing tracks like “The Rhythm of Night” and “Gold” which got the biggest reaction out of their fans.
If you want to see the band live, you’re in luck. The band is currently on their headlining tour called the Alter The Sound with Machineheart. Check out the list for all the tour dates and also, check out their video for “If You Say So”.