OH DEAR! Dear Boy rocks their hometown of Los Angeles, CA

Dear Boy

August 12, 2014

Troubadour- Los Angeles, CA

            On the day of the release of their latest single, Hesitation Waltz, the alternative rock/indie quartet best known as Dear Boy, performed to a nearly sold out crowd at the Troubadour in their home town of Los Angeles. Fans packed into the venue early in the night, grabbed a few beers, took plenty of selfies with their friends and were jumping with anticipation to see Dear Boy take the stage.

Dear Boy_-13A little past 10:00pm, these sharply dressed lads took to the stage to an ear wrenching amount of screams. They went directly into Funeral Waves which was followed by Robbery Love and Reckless and was packed full of hair flips and red light illuminating the guys’.

The [too] short of the night was packed full of both new and old songs, including a live debut of Alluria which fans were excited to hear and dance along to. And aside from constant back to back guitar playing by singer, Ben Grey and guitarist Austin Hayman, the night also featured a couple covers including Depeche Mode’s Never Let Me Down Again and the set ending hit, Don’t Change by INXS.

Before the band left the stage, only to be brought back on my chants of “One more song!”, they performed their anticipated single, Hesitation Waltz. After the encore cheers subsided and the band came back on stage they performed American Gloom and ended with Don’t Change. 

By the looks of the guys’ expressions, they were having the time of their lives, with Grey even saying that the Troubadour “felt like home.” Their positive energy seeped into the crowd who kept getting more and more into the set as it progressed.

After the show, the band came out and greeted their fans, took countless amounts of photos, and made plenty of memories. We can’t wait to see what Dear Boy has in store for their next album and can’t wait to catch them at a bigger venue!

Review by: Nicole Lemberg