This past Tuesday night, the Fonda Theatre was struck with a surge of energy coming from two incredible performances. Scottish indie-folk rockers Frightened Rabbit headlined the Hollywood venue with support from Caveman who gave fans a taste of their forthcoming album Otero War.
Kicking off the memorable night of music were Caveman. This six-piece group hailing from Brooklyn opened with their unique and easily admirable blend of almost 80’s indie pop/rock. I loved them! They created such brilliant vibes through the obviously visible joy they had on stage. Imagine if Real Estate and St. Lucia birthed a music child. There ya go. Caveman. I was just waiting for them to miraculously cover The Romantics’ “Talking in Your Sleep”.
Next up were the Scottish gents themselves, Frightened Rabbit. They brought it all: sound, style, energy and even a sweet light show. Playing mesmerizing tracks from their recent April release, Painting of a Panic Attack. I was personally was captivated by frontman, Scott Hutchinson’s vocals. He had an overall incredible stage presence and ability to do just that–captivate. Sharing the stage with Scott on drums was none other than his own brother, Grant. It’s as though the two hold the group together to form an all around brotherly camaraderie. You can hear it and feel it through Frightened Rabbit’s tight sound.
Overall, the audience was blessed with an enticing night of music. Frightened Rabbit and Cavemen were a unique experience that won’t soon be forgotten.
Words & Photography: Danielle Gornbein
Frightened Rabbit – Get Out
Caveman – “Never Going Back”