Still Flyin’ grandstanded the audience at Rickshaw last Friday night, flooding the stage with two percussionists, three backup singers and some epic dance songs. Jamming through songs off their new release Neu Ideas, Sean Rawls played an easy comaraderie with the audience, teasing them with promises of old favorite, “Bird is Aware,” later in the set. It was hard to tell whether the band or the audience was having more fun or dancing harder, but I will say, Rawls brought the champagne.
Social Studies, with their precise indie pop, flushed out the middle set. While their music rides on the energy of rock, there is a darker filament to their music that nicely offsets singer Natalia Rogovin’s silver and gold voice. You can catch them playing Noise Pop on February 23rd at Bottom of the Hill.
Rock band La Corde was playing when I got to the Rickshaw. I caught their last song, punctuated by the singer’s wild and ready dancing. Keep an eye out for four new songs they have coming out.