We began this week’s Unlocked study of Cool Cool Cool by The Lawsuits with a free download of their song “Dreaming #26.” Today, we bring the series full circle by watching the song performed live. Late this summer, the band performed at Girard Hall in Fishtown for one of the pop-up shows that our friends at Out of Town Films put together. In the first video from the shoot, we get a performance of “Dreaming” where we see the band reworking the light jazzy arrangements of its studio incarnation into something that works with only five performers playing live; there’s no woodwind section, the harmonies aren’t as layered, but its built up in a way so it feels like nothing is missing either. This is The Lawsuits we’ll see tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, and you can still find tickets and information on the show here.
Cool Cool Cool is the featured album in this week’s edition of Unlocked. Download “Dreaming #26″ in Monday’s post, read Tuesday’s album review, watch the “Love Is Weight” video in Wednesday’s post, read yesterday’s interview, and catch the band tonight. And back in the future for more Unlocked spotlights on The Key.