Last night, We Are Scientists
played to a sold out crowd at Bowery Ballroom. They played some old ones, some new ones and everything in between.
I'd like to point out that an already drunk man yelled as the opener went on, "We Are Scientists!" and after their first song, "We love you Depeche Mode!" I found this rather humorous and felt like sharing.
Anyways, We Are Scientists took the stage in all their glory amidst cheers. Despite the packed room, there was still enough space to get your groove on. All types turned out: lots of older fans, twenty somethings, and a few teens sprinkled in as well. The quick fingers of Keith Murray, as he plucked the guitar line of "Nice Guys", had the crowd going wild. The energy reverberated throughout the room as they assured us that they "are the nice guys". Next they decided to "take it back old school" with "The Scene is Dead" and had everyone screaming the chorus as Keith moved across the stage. They played a little bit of everything, from the toned down "Pittsburgh" off their latest album to upbeat crowd favorites such as "The Great Escape" and, a personal favorite, "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt" (I must admit that, when I heard the opening guitar riff of that song, I abandoned all journalistic integrity that I had and danced my face off).
All in all, it was a memorable, fun night of dancing, singing, and screaming. Barbara
is out now. -hanna kasper
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MP3: "Nice Guys"
We Are Scientists on Myspace