Real Estate stage intimate second Noise Pop show at the Indy

Photos by Tanner Pikop For the second performance of their two-night stint at The Independent, Real Estate maintained the vibrations at a cool medium between casual and intimate. The venue was packed to capacity, and while they kept the audience interaction to friendly, nonchalant banter, they reportedly had a lot of family in the house. They greeted their mothers multiple times and highlighted the fact that it was the birthday of their good friend Grant, who also happened to hold some responsibility for the display behind the band--a three-by-five collection of white square that amplified the incandescent color being projected [...]

Real Estate, The Shilohs, and Dream Boys charm at The Independent

Arguably one of San Francisco’s more stunning venues, The Independent would transform itself into a packed, cozy lounge-esque room as folks waited excitedly for Real Estate to take the stage on Friday night. The group had booked two sold-out nights, and it was clear that there was a sense of anticipation for the New Jersey-based group to finally appear. Openers Dream Boys felt incredibly fitting as they entered into their set; with sweet and sugary dream pop, the music felt very much akin to Real Estate. Their self titled LP out now on Art Fag Recordings, the performance was a [...]

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