Incubus played a sold out show with Red Sun Rising in Moorhead Minnesota at the Bluestem Amphitheater Saturday night.
I have to admit that I have been sleeping on Red Sun Rising, and if you have too, here is your wake up call. You need to give these guys your time! Yes, I realize they get plenty of radio play, but I haven’t given them the proper attention they deserve. I was highly impressed by their performance. Their three-part harmonies were spine tingling and the piano intro of their live rendition of “My Muse” was haunting . They were a blast to watch, specifically bassist Ricky Miller who you could see felt the music straight to his toes as he danced around the stage barefoot. If Red Sun Rising roll through your area, I highly suggest you make it to their show!
Incubus is a household name for most rock fans. Their music is iconic having been around since the early 90’s, obtaining mainstream relevance with their album Make Yourself, which dawned their biggest single “Drive”.
Kicking off the night with “Privilege”, the seventeen song setlist consists mostly of crowd pleasing songs and their most well known hits. The crowd went wild for their favorites such as “Anna Molly” and “Pardon Me”, singing along at a volume rivaling the band’s.
Their performance was spot on and they kept momentum throughout the night. Their live presence was polished and the chemistry between the musicians and the music was evident, everything flowed into each other smoothly as if one body. Frontman Brandon Boyds melodic vocals paired with the thumping beats and electronic overlays rolled out from the platform like waves.
Though the vibe on stage was relaxed, each member essentially having their own ‘zones’ that they operated out of, the crowd’s atmosphere was ecstatic despite the assigned seating situation. No one allowed the confinement of the location to keep them from rocking out as hard as they could, and there was constant motion within the lawn section where people could get a little more free with their enthusiasm.
They closed out the night with “Wish You Were Here” followed by a two song encore that included “Drive” and “A Crow Left of the Murder” which sampled a grungy cover of Ginuwine’s “Pony”. Incubus knows how to give a crowd a show and the amount of love the fans gave back in return showed the years of connection built around their music.
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