This week I decided to take a quick hop, skip and jump outside of my lovely city of Cleveland to New York City for a media conference. While I was there, I had the opportunity to see indie rock band Ra Ra Riot at their sold out Webster Hall show. This was the first time I’d ever seen a concert in NYC, the first time I’d seen Ra Ra Riot and I had no idea what to expect. I can easily say though that this concert was one of my favorite parts of my trip. I would highly recommend seeing Ra Ra Riot to any music lover because they definitely put on a performance and had great interactions with the crowd. I actually ended up grabbing the set list once the show was over, and happened to run into the lead singer, Wes, as I was leaving Webster Hall!
It was such a cool experience meeting Wes, and of course I had to tell him about this blog. In my last blog post I mentioned that Ra Ra Riot actually released a new album, Need Your Light, on February 19. It was a really refreshing hearing their energetic sound through songs like Suckers and Absolutely played live, and I loved every moment of the show. Lucky for Cleveland readers, you can experience this awesome show first hand since the band will be performing at LaureLive 2016 on June 11. You can purchase tickets online, or check out what other cool bands will be performing at this event from LaureLive’s website. Not able to see Ra Ra Riot live? Purchase their album and pretend you’re jamming out in Cleveland at the festival. Watch my video below to see more of my experience with my friend Bella at the concert.
Have you seen Ra Ra Riot live? What did you think of their live show? Let me know in the comments below.
*Song in video – Absolutely by Ra Ra Riot.*