Just as the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are around the corner, CBS held their GRAMMY’s Gig of a Lifetime Concert on Jan. 23.
The opening act for The Neighbourhood (NBHD) was The GRAMMY’s Gig of a Lifetime winner Barrett Barber from Arkansas.
Barber won the GRAMMY Gig with his original piece “Drop Dead Redhead.”
Barber had a great semi-country, rock, pop sound that really captivated the audience with his catchy lyrics and gratefulness with the chance to open for The NBHD.
Barber mesmerized the audience with his original songs, not letting the audience down.
The GRAMMYs Gig of a Lifetime Concert headliner is one of 2013’s biggest bands breakout artist The Neighbourhood.
The NBHD is composed of four artists: Jesse Rutherford on vocals, Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels on guitar, Mikey Margott on bass and lastly Bryan Sammis on drums.
The NBHD formed during August 2011 in Los Angeles, but had their big break in 2013.
The band released their first full-length album I Love You in April 2013 through Colombia records.
Once The NBHD came onto the stage the audience jam packed themselves towards the front of the stage leaving the back of the venue empty.
Just around 9 p. m. The NBHD was about ready to take the stage. The room went pitch black and silence took over with anticipation.
Once the lights started to flash and crowd was able to get sight of The NBHD the silence erupted into yells and clapping.
The band started right away with “Silver,” a new single from their upcoming album.
The band played all the crowd favorites including “Afraid”, “Wires” and “Sweater Weather.” The band also played two new songs from their upcoming album Silver.
Front man Jesse Rutherford jumped in the crowd during the popular single “Sweater Weather,” leaving the girls in the crowd in awestruck.
The NBHD is quite the crowd pleaser, not only were they very energetic but the vocalist’s talent are exactly the same as their recorded material.
The front man Rutherford had amazing energy throughout the whole concert, jumping from one side of the stage to the other. The rest of the band did not have too much energy, but they did play a huge role.
The band drove the crowd crazy.
The front man mentioned that they always love coming home to play for the city where they came to be.
At the end of the concert the band left the stage immediately, but before they did they threw drumsticks and the set list leaving a few ecstatic fans.
After the concert the band had a merchandise table outside of the venue.
The line for the merchandise table was immensely long leaving the lobby filled with people waiting to get their merchandise of choice.
Overall the night was filled with great energy and music leaving myself and the audience wanting more.