California duo Foxygen was back in town Sunday night to get their fans’ week started off right, and to promote their new album Hang. Fans filled up Union Transfer quickly as the night began with Australian-songwriter Gabriella Cohen setting the mood. Cohen came on stage with band mate Kate Dillion to ease everyone in to her opening set with a quiet number. As the first song was wrapping up the rest of her band came out to keep the serenading vibe going while taking it up a notch at times. The whole set was filled with songs which flowed together brilliantly to grab the full attention of the audience.
The stage was then set with lights strung over the pianos, center stage was clear for maximum dancing room, and the crowd anxiously awaited the headliners to take the stage. When Foxygen’s set began, they got the audience intrigued by kicking off with a few old favorites, including “We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic” and “San Francisco.”
With the stage filled with numerous instruments ranging from guitars to a horn section, the show was fueled by nonstop energy. Frontman Sam France spent the night moving all about the stage adding sufficiently to the entertainment. The set list included just about all the new songs off their latest album, and the energy never faded. In addition to the great music and loads of dancing, the night included a good lights show. When the band started to play their new song “America” the stage lights became a backdrop of red, white, and blue as Sam stood front and center powerfully singing the lyrics. The show ended the way it started with a three-song encore including “How Can You Really” (representing their album …And Star Power), “On Blue Mountain,”and “No Destruction.”
As the final song of the encore came to an end and the venue lights were flicked on, fans filed out onto Spring Garden street with a smile on their faces while sharing their favorite moments of the night with friends. If you missed this Foxygen show or wish it did not have end, check out the photo recap below to relive the night, and make plans to catch the band again this summer at XPNFest.
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