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Hear Nebraska concert review - The Mowgli's

Published on 22nd June 2015From Hear Nebraska news updated, 6/12/15.

Los Angeles pop band The Mowgli’s was at The Waiting Room, and HN writing contributor Jeff Lawler covered the three-act billing:

“Alabama guitar and drum duo Firekid opened the show with a quick set of acoustic pop infused with pre-recorded backing tracks and electronic drums. A highlight was a cover of My Morning Jacket’s “Golden,” featuring a backing track filtered through a Gameboy audio system.

Vinyl Theatre, a Milwaukee indie rock four piece, gave a sharp performance of synth-laced dance rock. Lead singer Keegan Calmes bopped around the stage, effortlessly harmonizing with keyboardist Chris Senner and bassist Josh Pothier. They closed out their set with “Breaking Up My Bones,” a kinetic dance number.

Headliners The Mowgli’s took the stage to rapturous applause. The band found its start in 2009 in Los Angeles and have released three full-lengths since their inception. The group has been spreading its message of love and positivity all over the country via an extensive touring schedule.

A crowd of around 150 packed in near the stage and cheered along with nearly every song. The seven-piece turned in a tight set of feel good pop songs taken from their full length records, Waiting for the Dawn and Kids in Love. Lead vocalists Colin Dieden and Katie Earl electrified the crowd with “The Great Divide,” and the audience sang along with every word.

The Mowgli’s kept up a high level of energy all the way through their set, with up to three guitars, keys, percussion and bass creating an all-encompassing sound. They closed out on their hit “San Francisco,” which was in the top 20 on Billboard’s alternative chart in 2013. The audience danced, clapped, and swayed to the beat.”