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Firefly Coverage: June 24, 2013

- If there was any doubt that L.A. duo Capital Cities could translate its success soundtracking commercials into actual commercial success, the crowd’s constant singing and incessant dancing during the group’s Sunday afternoon set put them to rest. Wearing all-black with white 50s-style varsity jackets, Ryan Merchant, Sebu Simonian and their three-piece backing band performed tracks from their recently released major label debut and seduced the audience with their unforgettable hooks, laden with trumpet slices and thumping bass lines. Capital Cities commanded the crowd so easily, they even coordinated a side shuffle with full audience participation - an easy feat when you give the audience one groove after another.