Few artists manage to find a place in pop music, as well as The Neighbourhood, has.
The band made up of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott, and drummer Brandon Alexander Fried, has been incredibly consistent in their conceptual innovation throughout their career. From their initial smash hit, "Sweater Weather" (2013), to their latest release, "Hard To Imagine The Neighbourhood Ever Changing" (2018), the group has managed to keep the dynamic energy that is necessary to hold the attention of the modern listener.
Being able to see them play songs from all over their discography underlined this. Though disparate, music from all of their albums flowed together in a chaotic but sublime performance that was only enhanced by the stage presence of the band’s vocalist. After quietly starting the show with an acoustic song or two in full, silver body paint and a silver jumpsuit, he went off stage, returned after a costume change and proceeded to rock the entire building for the rest of the night.
Swinging across the stage from a ceiling-mounted microphone, Rutherford couldn’t help but get the people hyped, though their catalog of hits made it pretty easy. The Neighbourhood is a must-see for any fan of alternative or pop, although, with the energy they bring, I feel as though just about anyone would enjoy it.