The Districts followed up The Afghan Whigs’ formidable performance with a raucous set from start to finish upstairs. The Lititz, PA natives played a mix of tracks taken from both their eponymous 2014 Fat Possum debut EP and their self-released 2012 full-length The Telephone. There wasn’t a single static moment during the entire set, as frontman Rob Grote bounced around the stage with ever-increasing energy, somehow managing to find his way back to the mic just in time. The band strayed from the album cuts for just one song, placing the dreamier, post-rock undercurrents of “Chlorine” between “4×4” and dynamic single “Rocking Chair.” Grote pulled out the harmonica for closing track “Funeral Beds,” returning to the song that first put them on the map. Check out a photo recap below and listen back to the audio.
NonCOMM 2014, The Districts, World Cafe Live