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Concert Review: New Politics at The Fonda Theater November 1st, 2014


by Matthew Downes with photos by Colin Rieser of Blue Kite Cinema

Rarely does a support band return 21 months later as the headlining band.  This was a special case.  We were introduced to New Politics through the incredible twenty one pilots.  Ya see, about 24 months ago these two bands hit the road in support of their new records and the story that followed is, like I said, rarely repeated.  Here we are at a sold out, but lightly packed floor, in November at the world famous Goldenvoice-owned-Fonda-theater for a night on the New Politics Everywhere I Go tour that featured way too many sponsors to name for this tiny blog (ok we named some at the bottom).

They kicked off the night with what I think is their biggest song, played some covers and closed out with “Harlem” to a crowd that reminded me of being at Vampire Weekend show; screaming girls everywhere.  They announced at the show that they’re gonna release a new record in February and that this show was the best of the entire tour.  Two things to be very happy about.  We had fun, curious to see if they’ll be back for that 2nd weekend in April. #GV

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