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As a new face to the Chicago music scene, the Beat Kitchen was another venue I had yet to cross off of my list. On May 9th, I was able to do just that. I headed to the Beat Kitchen to spend the night with Australian trio, Last Dinosaurs.
Featuring bright tones, paired with a mix of hopeful and sorrow lyrics, the band tugged on the heartstrings of many – attracting a strong indie crowd. A popular name to Australia’s indie-pop scene, the band earned its success with their 2012 effort, In A Million Years, securing a spot in the Top 10 Australian ARIA chart. Supporting bands like Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, and Foster the People, their name slowly made its way abroad.
In a little corner of Roscoe Village, I was greeted by a line of fans – some who have been waiting for already 3+ hours, waiting to get the best spot in the house. On their first American tour, the Aussie natives arrived in Chicago to play their last set of sold-out shows! From coast-to-coast, the band finally met their loyal U.S. fans who have said to been waiting years for them to come overseas. An excited, enthusiastic bunch, the room filled with fans belting each and every lyric at the top of their lungs. A huge success for their debut appearance in Chicago, the band was in awe and still had two more performances scheduled at Beat Kitchen on Friday and Saturday night as well.
Exceeding the expectations of many, the audience was pleased to have finally seen their favorite band live – and were surprised to hear the news this won’t be the last time either. That night, the band hinted at their second US tour and later released fall tour dates. Last Dinosaurs will be returning to Chicago in November, headlining at the Metro. Tickets can be found HERE.
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