Story and photos by Anthony Guinnip
Earlier this week, indie-rock band Tokyo Police Club played a headlining show at the Observatory in Santa Ana with Geographer and Said The Whale.
Five-piece Vancouver natives, Said The Whale, started the night off with some songs off their latest album, hawaiii. The Juno Award winning group was then followed by indie trio, Geographer. With a home-state advantage, the band played a variety of dance tunes and serenading music and no, I still can’t get over how rad the cello player was!
With a full house and an excited crowd, Tokyo Police Club took the stage, a moment the bulk of the room had been waiting for all night. Having just released their latest LP, Forcefield, hot tracks such as “Argentina, Pts. I, II, III” and “Hot Tonight” gave a refreshing new sound and feel to their setlist. While the crowd was a bit rowdy, frontman David Monks advised them to settle down a little, concerned for the safety of others in the audience. The singer joked that if the guys kept running into the girls, there wouldn’t be anyone to take home after the show. That charisma was not only found in their words, but in their stage presence, radiating vibes similar to other rock acts, like Arctic Monkeys or The Hives. Ending the show with a sensational encore, the Ontario group will be playing to a sold out crowd tonight at The Echoplex in L.A.
See more photos from the show here.
Listen to Tokyo Police Club, Geographer, Said The Whale and more indie-rock on KX 93.5, Laguna’s Only F.M.