One of the most front-to-back solid touring lineups in recent years rolled through the region last night, with slack-rock veteran Beck headlining alongside modern rock dramatists Cage The Elephant. Beck opened with “Loser,” closed with “Where It’s At,” and played just about everything imaginable in between — hits like “Devil’s Haircut” and “Dreams” alongside fan faves like “Debra” and “Lost Cause.” A weather delay put a pause on the show during the late evening downpour, but after that blew over, Beck and co. finished strong, covering Elvis Costello as well as tourmates Cage in the encore.
Cage drew mostly on this year’s Social Cues and 2013’s Melophobia during their set, which featured lead singer Matt Shultz in a beekeeper outfit, which was pared down to a masquerade mask and dapper grey suit, and pared further to reveal a Nascar-esque shirt. Dude must have been sweating buckets before you even consider his high-energy stage presence.
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