Catching a built for stadium sound in an intimate setting remains one of rock’s greatest pleasures. And so was the case this past Thursday for those who caught EFG at the Satellite. A rock triumvirate so powerful it’s easy to feel Madison Square Garden creep through the walls, and rightfully so. Based around guitar playing of one of L.A.’s best – Imaad Wasif (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Lou Barlow, Alaska, Karen O.) – the gigantic sounds of Secret Machines drummer Josh Garza, and bassist Tom Biller (Kate Nash, Warpaint, Liars), EFG doesn’t just make a big noise, they make actual songs, and great ones at that. Righteous, well influenced and LOUD. Their set included several we’ve heard before (from a much talked about, yet apparently still in the oven full-length), plus an unexpected set of new ones including an awe inspiring “Suzanne” and a rousing rendition of the Rolling Stone’s “You Can’t Always Get What You Want, ” reaffirming their place of one of L.A.’s most electrifying live acts.
Opening the night were Wet & Reckless and Paris, Branden Daniels & The Chics. Check out our photos below of EFG and Wet & Reckless!
Photography: Ryan Lusteg
Wet and Reckless
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