102.1's How The Edge Stole Christmas featuring New Politics, Capital Cities, and Panic! at the Disco
Posted on December 11, 2013 by kaigenhouse
New Politics opened How The Edge Stole Christmas and brought the party from Brooklyn to Dallas. The vocalist, David, was nothing short of energetic. Guitars were tossed in the air, David was standing on shoulders and hands in the audience and also part of Louis’ drumset, and the crowd was loving it. Soren brought out his ukulele for “Fall Into These Arms” and David serenaded all the screaming ladies in attendance. The band was all smiles during the set, and made fun faces at the photographers’ cameras. David even showcased his talent of breakdancing for the crowd in between songs before they went into their increasingly popular single “Harlem”.

Capital Cities entered the stage with their matching jackets and soulful vibe. They took listeners back to the 70s with their cover of the Bee Gees classic hit “Stayin’ Alive”. Trumpet player Spencer impressed the audience with running harmonies that complimented the band’s songs perfectly. Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, the two vocalists and songwriters, encouraged the audience to do the “Capital Cities Shuffle” and it’s safe to say by the looks of the crowd, everyone got into the band’s vibrant sound and stage presence.

Powerhouse vocalist Brendon Urie did not disappoint Dallas at the show, and I’m not sure he ever would. Brendon led his band Panic! At The Disco through numerous songs off their new record entitled “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!” like “Miss Jackson” and “Vegas Lights”. Other records weren’t neglected, and the musicians brought back “Ready to Go” and “9 in the Afternoon” for the band’s long time fans, all while Brendon enjoyed a mouth full of goldfish crackers on stage. When they discovered they were running short on time, they even covered part of “Any Way You Want It” by Journey and “You Shook Me All Night Long” by ACDC. A pretty well rounded set, I would say. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” summed up and concluded the set for the evening and as usual, the audience got much satisfaction out of yelling that the “groom’s bride is a whore”.