Grouplove with The Rubens at Troubadour & Masonic Lodge this September

L.A.’s GROUPLOVE is that high energy show that makes you want to high-five every stranger around you and bask in live music’s awesomeness. Their weekend two Coachella performance had no lulls as Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper brought it on the mic as the festival began to really start filling out. Their main stage performance was the first of the night that stretched well beyond the sound tent in the middle of the field. Their cover of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” almost sounds like it was never a Beyonce song to begin with and it was always GROUPLOVE’s as it is fine-tuned to their strenghts. Hooper’s voice isn’t quite as strong live as it is on record as her raspiness and dancing definitely help strain her voice a bit. She makes up for it in other ways and both her and Zucconi knew how to play to the crowd, particularly when Zucconi crowd surfed while in the middle of performing. GROUPLOVE is one of the best examples today of how it is okay to have a good time, even if it is just some mindless fun for an hour or so. Watching their Coachella weekend two set further proved that notion.

Words: Mark E. Ortega